LG Releases First Bifacial Module In UK Market

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LG Electronics recently released the LG NeON 2 BiFacial solar module — its first bifacial solar module — into the UK market.

LG_Neon_2_Bifacial_230_150_s_c1The new LG NeON 2 BiFacial solar module is rated at an output of 375 W. The module utilizes a silver anodized aluminum frame in order to reflect incident light towards the working part of the module — in addition to the use of translucent foil on the back of the module to capture incident light there.

The VP of EU Solar Business Group at LG Electronics Germany, Michael Harre, commented: “The bifacial cells can generate more power within a consistently small area, helping to boost efficiency and reduce the overall cost of a PV system. The LG NeON 2 BiFacial module raises the bar for the solar industry, once more taking competition to the next level.”

As you can probably gather from the name, a bifacial solar module uses sunshine hitting both sides of the module in order to generate electricity. On the “back” side of this one, translucent foil is used to capture the extra sunlight.

While LG may be the first, word is that SolarWorld has stated that it will bring its bifacial modules to the UK as well. We’ll see if SolarWorld delivers, and also if other solar module companies bring bifacial solar panels to the market.

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