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Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level

DateUpdated:20-08-2021
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Solar Panels/Photovoltaics Explained Photovoltaics is t […]

Solar Panels/Photovoltaics Explained

Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. A published article describing the basics of photovoltaics which can be a great reference. They also cover the future of photovoltaics, “Multi-junction” solar cells, which capture a broader spectrum of the rays emitted by the sun. This technology could create roughly twice the efficiency of current solar tech.

Certifications Explained

All of our certifications are available upon request. Some may not be familiar with the international certifications lights have. We are currently CE rated, which stands for “Conformité Européene”. This means we conform to health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. We are IP65 rated, which is a ranking for how much external particles our lights can resist. The 6 in the 65 certifies we are “protected against dust that may harm equipment” and the 5 certifies the light is “protected against water spray from all directions”. We are windspeed level 12 tested and we also have UN38.3 and MSDS certifications which are international battery safety standards.

Low Total Cost Explained

Some might compare the sticker price of regular outdoor light, LED outdoor lights, and solar lights to our a municipal-grade solar lights, and not understand the value behind the fluctuations. But up front sticker price is not what the lights will eventually end up costing. We has industry leading low total cost, listed below.

High Performance, Even In The Rain

Our lights last for seven full nights given only one day of sun because our efficiency is at an industry-leading 200 Lumens per Watt. The lights aren’t weaker towards the end of the week because the battery uses a segmented reserve system with a programmable light output. Even if there is only two half days of sun in half a month, the light will still perform. If the lights were put in a dark room for any longer, they would shut off once their total charge would reach below 10%. The City of Detroit bought many of our lights for a public park early in 2018, and they have just ordered another sizable shipment. Even Detroit winters do not compromise the performance of Soltech Solar Lights because of ambient light collection and efficient operation. The seven full nights of light offered by our lineup is under total darkness for seven full days-in reality, day will never be pitch black, even the rainiest days have ambient light. This means the actual working performance of the lights is in a different class than other solar lights, a cut above.

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