In recent years, the pursuit of eco-friendly initiatives has gained increasing momentum. This trend has fueled many of today’s energy and resource-saving solutions, including solar power generation. Technology is steadily evolving and advancing the way solar power is generated and stored, along with how solar systems are designed. These advancements will only improve over time, so the future of this energy source is undoubtedly bright. Below are some likely advancements that demonstrate just how bright that future may be.
Solar Systems Will Become More Affordable
As advancements in the way solar panels are made become more cutting-edge and refined, it will allow photovoltaic systems to become more affordable. For many forward-thinking individuals, the question is no longer, “How does solar power work?” Instead, it’s, “How can we make solar power work for us?” Like many forms of technology, panels are becoming more lightweight, which means they’ll also become cheaper to manufacture, purchase, and install. Lighter panels also translate to reduced labour and labour costs. Of course, all of these benefits will pass on to consumers, making solar systems easier to maintain, more affordable, and thus, more attainable. Ultimately, this will increase the number of consumers using renewable energy solutions.
Solar Panels Will Become More Lightweight and Flexible
As mentioned above, solar technology is moving towards lighter, more flexible panels. Recently, perovskite solar cells (PSC) were developed as a potential replacement for heavier, silicon-based cells. PSC cells could create solar panels that are flexible, ultra-thin, and 75% lighter than current solar panels. This innovative design could also lend itself to increased customization options. Thus, panels could be designed to fit any surface shape. Panels made from PSC will also generate less waste and cost less to manufacture and install.
Systems Will Offer Higher Performance
Not only are solar panels becoming more lightweight, they’re also becoming more efficient at converting sunlight into energy. Thus, the panels of the future will offer stronger power generation. More effective power generation will improve panel efficiency, energy storage, and any building’s overall energy efficiency. Of course, improved energy efficiency results in less power consumption and reduced energy costs. Moving forward, this could make solar power even more attractive to consumers.
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