Bifacial Solar Panels


A bifacial solar panel looks significantly different than a traditional monocrystalline or polycrystalline silicon panel.

Traditional solar panels capture sunlight on one light-absorbing side, and light energy that cannot be captured is simply reflected away. This is not the case with bifacial solar panels- rather, these types of panels have solar cells on both sides. This enables the panels to absorb light from the back as well as the front.

Practically speaking, this means that a bifacial solar panel can absorb light that is reflected off the ground or another material.

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