Solar Panels are changing with technology & the Seraphim Eclipse Panel is leading the way
Here at SAE Group we have always been Australia’s #1 advocate for Seraphim panels as they not only hold a coveted Tier 1 Classification, but were the first ever panel to pass the prestigious “TUV SUD Thresher test”. Now they are leading the way in Solar Panel design with the new Seraphim Eclipse Panel.
This new solar panel has been completely redesigned and for the first time, eliminates the need for busbars on the panels. In fact, the Seraphim Eclipse has no spacing between the solar cells, with the solar cells actually overlapping each other. Instead of electrically connecting the solar cells in a string with tab wire being soldered over the busbars, these solar cell slices are connected with a conductive paste, which replaces busbars altogether.
One advantage of the interconnecting solar cell slices is that it produces a lower current but a higher voltage reducing potential losses. It effectively minimises electrical losses between the solar cells. The strings are placed parallel to ensure come close to standard module voltages, and the Eclipse is divided into 2 parts that are connected in series.with the junction box placed in the middle back of the panel.
Another bonus to this panel design is that you also save up to 8% in installation space on your roof due to the more efficient use of cell space. As an added bonus with the innovative design, there is actually more cell surface available to absorb the sunlight. When released at the 10th SNEC in Shanghai 2016, the Seraphim Eclipse became a trending technology topic with the so-called “borderless” cell to cell interconnections and the added benefits of the design.
It is the good aesthetics, a more efficient space/performance ratio, lower shading and electrical losses by eliminating busbars and overall more compact space-saving PV system design, that made our Director decide to install the panels on his own home. Selecting the 290w poly solar panels, he installed 39 of the high output Seraphim Eclipse Panel equaling 11.3kW on the roof.
A system this size is estimated to produce 54.6 kilowatts per day against the average estimation 47.5 kilowatts per day for a normal solar panel. The added benefit of the Seraphim Eclipse Panel is the smaller surface area required to generate the same if not better output.
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