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Do solar panels suffer from wear & tear?
« on: 25/10/2009 11:55:02 »
As a sheepy I of course absorb sun light through my furry back.  I then utilise this sunlight to make me glow thusly !






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...there's discussion indeed about the efficiency of solar panels. I am an authority on this because as a sheepy I am of course very efficient....but what about how long a solar panel lasts ?..there's no moving parts eh ?..Is there any " wear and tear " on a solar panel ?


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Re: Do solar panels suffer from wear & tear?
« Reply #1 on: 26/10/2009 07:52:08 »
I wonder if pehaps they might get sunburn!!!

 

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Re: Do solar panels suffer from wear & tear?
« Reply #2 on: 27/10/2009 04:08:02 »
I don't think they wear out very quickly, but they do have to be kept clean to maintain their efficiency.
 

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Re: Do solar panels suffer from wear & tear?
« Reply #3 on: 27/10/2009 08:14:05 »
I wonder if pehaps they might get sunburn!!!


Photovoltaic solar cells are damaged by exposure to ultra violent ultra violet light ...

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Long-life solar cells

Polymer solar cells used to convert sunlight to electricity are degraded by ultraviolet light, which limits their lifespan.

Yang Yang, a materials scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, US, has a simple solution. He suggests coating the solar cell with a material that converts ultraviolet photons into ones of visible light.

The new "photon conversion material" (PCM) converts harmful UV into longer wavelengths, enhancing efficiency of solar-energy conversion and reducing damage to cells. This should help the solar cells last longer, as well as increase their electrical yield.

The PCM could be made of a liquid, a gel, nanoparticles or a solid, the researchers say. In experiments, they added the polymer blue polyfluorene to solar cells and found that it did indeed reduce the damage caused by UV light.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13372
 

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Do solar panels suffer from wear & tear?
« Reply #4 on: 28/10/2009 09:43:48 »
The future of solar panels: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070405171830.htm

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