Wednesday, June 2, 2010

SolarMagic Raises Solar Panel Efficiency by 20% | Fast Company

SolarMagic Raises Solar Panel Efficiency by 20% | Fast Company Solar panels suffer from being an imperfect tech, and differences between the quality of each individual cell can even affect how efficiently the whole thing works. Enter National Semiconductor, with smart solar optimizer chips.

The electronics in National Semi's "SolarMagic" chips are the "solar industry's first" in-panel solution to optimizing the electrical light-to-power efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels, according to the press release, and NS is going as far as saying this means there's a whole new class of solar panel now: Smart panels.

SolarMagic's designed to circumvent the inefficiencies caused by "age, mismatch and shade" between the different photovoltaic cells that comprise a complete solar panel. Since each cell is typically a random arrangement of large semiconducting crystals, these


  1. So, what's the difference between your solar panel and from the other solar panels? :) I don't intend to be rude or something, just curious since I am new into these kinds of stuff..


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