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Published on March 5th, 2015 | by James Ayre

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Rayton Solar Using Particle Accelerators To Create Solar Panels That Are “60% Cheaper + 25% More Efficient Than Industry Standard”

March 5th, 2015 by  


The US-based solar energy company Rayton Solar recently came to my attention, and more importantly, its claim that it has developed a technology and approach to creating solar panels that’s “60%+ cheaper and 25% more efficient than the industry standard.”

Big claims. Ones worth taking note of. Hard to verify the veracity of these claims over the computer, of course, but interesting, and worth considering.

Rayton solar

Here’s more, via an email recently sent to CleanTechnica:

“Our patent pending manufacturing process is to utilize a particle accelerator to conduct ion implantation directly from the silicon ingot, anneal the silicon to a substrate, and exfoliate; thus creating zero silicon waste and only using 4 microns of silicon compared to the industry standard of 300-400 (this number includes silicon waste with the industry standard diamond wire cutting process).”

Hmm. If true, that is some big savings on materials use — making it easy to see where the stated costs savings are coming from.

Worth noting is that the company is reportedly in its first round of fundraising. So, be cautious if you are a potential investor and don’t fully understand what is going on here. There have been many big claims in the world of solar technology, and few commercially competitive leaders.

Those interested can find out more information on the company’s website.

Image Credit: Rayton Solar


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About the Author

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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