Photovoltaic (PV) devices have been in existence for several years and the electricity generated by them has been costly in comparison to conventional energy. This problem has been compounded by the shortage of solar grade Silicon which has become expensive.

A solution to this problem was found by developing specialized solar PV reflectors which enable the solar radiation to be concentrated onto a smaller geometric area of Silicon. Using concentrator technology requires a significantly smaller area of costly Silicon while still producing the desired level of power.

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The Alubond PV Booster Mirror is a innovative patented technology which reflects the Sun's radiation and concentrates it to the silicon wafer channeling it onto a PV Panel which increases their electrical output, while protecting it from the burnout effect which is a serious and frequent issue with PV panel concentrators that end up reducing the life of the device.

Alubond PV Booster Mirror provides cumulative effect on the photovoltaic panel which will enhanced the power outputs without comprising the durability of the PV Panel.

 

Alubond UV Protection

 

Alubond PV Booster Mirror is a reflective metal mirror for photovoltaic (PV) devices which increases the electrical output of the PV panel and cuts out the UV range of radiations in the solar spectrum that cause panel ageing and overheating as shown in figure 1 & 2.

The new surface maintains high uniform reflectivity at visible and NIR wavelength.

Alubond PVBooster Mirror Applications

 

Hydrophobic effect

Alubond PV Booster Mirror have special innovative coating which uses Hydrophobic principle in which the physical property of a molecule repels from a mass of water. This can be observed in the experiment shown below. When water was placed on the Alubond PV Booster Mirror water did not form droplets, but instead fully wets the mirrors to have self cleaning effects. This is contrary to This is contrary to the competitor's samples, which caused water to bead up. Thus, the Alubond PV Booster Mirrors was evidently hydrophobic, while the Competitors reflectors were hydrophilic.

To study the effect of this aspect on solar system performance, samples were mounted on a rack outside on a clear night. The next morning, observations were made. As shown in Figure 3 & 4, the Alubond PV Booster Mirror hydrophobic samples appeared to be visually clear, while the hydrophilic mirrors appeared cloudy.

 

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