New Sheet Enables to Use UV Light for PV Generation

2014/02/28 14:12
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute

Nitto Denko Corp developed an encapsulating sheet that is for solar panels and efficiently converts light in a certain wavelength range to light in a different wavelength range.

By applying the sheet to solar panels, it becomes possible to convert light in the ultraviolet range, which does not contribute to power generation, to visible light with a conversion efficiency of 95% or higher, increasing the amount of light received by power generation devices. As a result, the output of solar panel can be improved by about 2%. The sheet can be applied just by using it as an encapsulating sheet.