Bifacial Solar Panels

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Produce more electricity and enjoy higher efficiency with bifacial solar panels. Our solar packages includes industry leading 15 Years FREE Maintenance on your solar system

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We will  always price match with any of the competition so you know you are getting the best deal

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7 Year Finance

All our solar batteries come with a 17-year warranty guaranteeing performance for years to come

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17 Year FREE Maintenance

All our solar installations come with our industry leading 17-year FREE maintenance plan worth £3600 giving you peace of mind

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26 Year Panel Warranty

We’ve got your covered – all our DMEGC solar panels come with a huge 26 year warranty

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12 Year Battery Warranty

Our Greenlinx Solar Batteries come with 12 year warranty so you can stay worry free

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Why choose ESE for your Bifacial Solar Panels

In recent years, using renewable energy has become increasingly important due to the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, combat climate change, and minimise the impact of rising energy costs.

One of the most popular forms of renewable energy solutions is solar power, which harnesses energy from the sun and converts it into electricity. However, traditional solar panels have limitations regarding their efficiency and productivity. This is where bifacial solar panels come in. Bifacial panels have become a hot topic in the energy industry due to their ability to produce more energy with higher efficiency levels compared to conventional monofacial solar panels.

Bifacial Solar Panels: A Comprehensive Overview

This guide will explore what bifacial panels are, why you should install bifacial panels, how bifacial solar panels work, and how they fare against conventional monofacial solar panels.

What Are Bifacial Panels?

The main difference between Bifacial panels and their predecessor is that bifacial solar panels generate power by absorbing sunlight from both sides of the panel. They’re composed of a transparent front sheet, a solar layer, and a back sheet that’s made of a semi-transparent material.

This design allows light to pass through and reflect on the rear side of the panel, resulting in greater energy production.

A Brief History of Bifacial Solar Panel Technology

The technology behind bifacial solar modules has been around since the 1960s. However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that they started gaining traction in the solar industry.

The first commercial bifacial solar panel was developed by SunPower Corporation in 2010. Since then, we have seen a substantial growth in bifacial solar panel manufacturers. In 2019, bifacial panels accounted for less than 5% of the global solar market, but their popularity is growing rapidly due to their increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Types of Bifacial Solar Panels

Glass-glass bifacial solar panels

These bifacial solar panels are designed with a layer of glass on each side. It offers improved durability and resistance to environmental factors such as moisture and temperature changes

Glass-backsheet panels

These are panels that have a backsheet layer on the rear face instead of a second glass on the other side. They’re typically less expensive than glass-glass panels but are also less durable and have lower efficiency.

Advantages Of Using Bifacial Solar Panels

One of the main advantages of a bifacial panel is its increased efficiency. Bifacial solar panels work to capture sunlight from both sides of the panels, increasing total energy generation numbers compared to their monofacial counterparts. As a result, bifacial solar modules are more cost-effective when it comes to efficiency levels.

Bifacial solar panels are also more durable with a higher structural integrity, as they’re often made with high-quality materials that can withstand extreme weather conditions.

Lastly, bifacial solar panels can be used in various applications, from residential and commercial to utility-scale solar panel energy systems.

How Do Bifacial Solar Panels Work?

Before delving into the inner workings of bifacial solar panels, it’s essential to understand the fundamental principles of photovoltaic solar energy technology.

Operating Principles of Bifacial Solar Panels

Bifacial solar panels operate based on the same principle as monofacial panels. They’re made up of multiple solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity through the photovoltaic effect. The key difference between the two is that a bifacial panel will have solar cells on both sides of the solar panel, allowing it to generate energy from both sides.

When the light hits the front side of the panel, the solar cells generate power in the usual way. However, when the sunlight hits any highly reflective surface near the panels, the light can bounce off said surfaces and hit the rear side of the bifacial solar panels, generating more energy through the solar cells located there. Meaning that bifacial panels can optimise indirect sunlight to improve energy generation.

Factors That Affect Their Efficiency

However, the efficiency of bifacial solar panels depends on how much sunlight the solar cells receive, and the angles of the light reflected. Bifacial solar cells require a specific orientation and tilt angle to maximise the amount of sunlight they receive, and how much more energy they can create.

The reflectivity of the surface beneath the panel can also influence its effectiveness. If the surface creates a poor amount of reflected light, then the solar cells on the rear side of the panel will not generate as much energy.

The grade of the materials used in the manufacturing process can also impact the reliability and overall performance as well as the lifespan of the panels.

Comparison With Monofacial Solar Panels

When it comes to efficiency and power output, bifacial panels have a clear advantage.

Bifacial panels can produce energy from both sides, which means that they’re more effective at capturing sunlight and can generate more electricity compared to monofacial panels. This may also mean that you need to install fewer panels to generate the amount of energy you require, which could reduce the cost of your solar panel system.

Compared to their predecessor, bifacial panels require a bigger initial investment. While monofacial panels are typically cheaper, bifacial solar panel manufacturers insist that the long-term benefits of bifacial solar cells make them a better investment.

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Applications of Bifacial Solar Panels

Bifacial solar panels have a wide range of applications, from large-scale solar farms to residential and commercial buildings.

Bifacial solar panels are versatile and flexible in terms of applications. Whether you require horizontal or vertical installation, or if you would like them located on your roof or on the ground, the installation of bifacial panels is easy. They can even be integrated into building facades.

Residential and Commercial Applications:

Bifacial solar systems are gaining popularity in residential and commercial settings due to their high efficiency and ability to generate energy. They can be installed on roofs, carports, and ground-mounted systems, providing more versatility options for solar power systems.

Large-Scale Solar Energy Projects:

Bifacial solar panels are increasingly being used in large-scale solar energy projects due to how much more energy they produce compared to traditional panels. This is particularly useful in installations where the panels are mounted vertically or where there is a reflective surface, such as snow, water, or sand. This makes bifacial models ideal for ground-mounted solar arrays with high levels of reflected light.

ESE Solar’s Bifacial Solar Panel Offerings

ESE Solar offers a wide range of high-quality and innovative bifacial solar panels which are suitable for residential, commercial, and large-scale solar energy projects.

With its commitment to sustainability and excellence, ESE Solar continues to push the boundaries of solar panel technology.

In this regard, ESE Solar makes an excellent choice for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, while enjoying the benefits of solar energy.

Overview of ESE Solar’s Green Energy Solutions

ESE Solar is a leading provider of green energy solutions in the UK market, with a focus on solar energy systems. Our comprehensive solutions include solar panels, inverters, energy storage systems, and monitoring software. As a green energy provider we offer both monofacial and bifacial panels, as well as a range of installation services for residential, commercial, and large-scale solar energy projects.

With more manufacturers offering sustainable solutions, ESE Solar is committed to providing reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions to meet the growing demand for renewable energy.

ESE Solar offers a range of bifacial solar panels with varying specifications and features to suit different project requirements, including panels with different:

  • Wattages
  • Sizes
  • Efficiency levels

We provide detailed technical specifications and product datasheets on our website.

Benefits of Choosing ESE Solar Bifacial Solar Panel Products and Installation

Investing in ESE Solar’s bifacial solar panel products and installation, over other solar companies, offers a range of benefits that are worth considering.

  • Competitive Pricing: ESE Solar offers affordable bifacial solar panel prices, making it accessible for more customers to switch to solar energy.
  • High-Quality Products: ESE Solar sources its products from trusted and reliable solar manufacturers, making sure that our bifacial solar panels meet the highest standards of quality and durability.
  • Professional Installation: ESE Solar has a team of skilled and experienced installers who can provide efficient and effective installation services. This is to guarantee that the panels are installed properly and safely.
  • Customised Solutions: ESE Solar offers tailored solutions to fit each customer’s unique needs and preferences, assuring that the bifacial panels are optimised for maximum efficiency and power output.
  • Long-Term Savings: By switching to solar energy with ESE Solar’s bifacial solar panels, you can enjoy long-term savings on your energy bills, making it a smart and sustainable investment for the future.

Bifacial Solar Panel Conclusion

In conclusion, bifacial solar panels offer a promising solution for generating renewable energy. The unique design and structure of bifacial technology allows its panels to produce more energy and current output. Bifacial solar panels generate more power as they capture more light by utilising both sides of the panels, resulting in higher efficiency and energy yield. This can have a direct impact on how many panels you may require, with bifacial panels being able to generate more power than monofacial panels.

In addition, they also have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance compared to traditional monofacial solar panels. Choosing the right manufacturer and installer is crucial to ensure the quality and reliability of the product as well.

ESE Solar offers a selection of bifacial solar panels to the UK market that comes with competitive pricing, excellent product specifications, and reliable installation services.

As the world continues to shift towards sustainable energy, choose bifacial panels to help you play your part in the world’s transition towards a greener future.

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Bifacial Solar Panels FAQs

Some of the most common questions about bifacial solar installations are answered for you here…

Bifacial modules can produce energy from both the front and back sides, while monofacial solar panels can only generate energy from the front. This allows the panels to capture more sunlight compared to their predecessor.

They also have a transparent backsheet that allows light to pass through and be reflected onto the back side, increasing their energy output.

Manufacturers claim that bifacial solar panels can be up to 30% more efficient than traditional monofacial solar panels, resulting in a higher energy yield and lower cost per watt.
While bifacial solar panels may have a slightly higher upfront cost, their increased efficiency and power output can result in a lower overall cost per watt and a faster return on investment.
Yes, bifacial solar panels are versatile and can be used in various applications, including residential and commercial installations.
Bifacial solar panels are durable, with exceptional structural integrity, and can last up to 25-30 years with proper maintenance and care. We provide a comprehensive maintenance plan with our bifacial solar panels for up to 10 years, guaranteeing customer satisfaction and peace of mind.
Typically monofacial solar panels will have a 25 year warranty as standard. Whereas bifacial solar PV panels feature a longer warranty, which can run up to 30 years.

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