Research on bifacial solar panel performance has moved performance analysis closer to a standardized practice than ever before. More field tests are underway across the United States, and the first waves of data are expected this year. These tests will help standardize a predictive model for bifacial projects that is bankable.
A bifacial solar installation at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks campus. A Sandia-UAF team has found that East-West oriented vertical bifacial arrays can yield up to 20% more energy than traditional designs.
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