A Little Insight on the Sun’s Energy
The Earth’s Surface receives such a vast amount of energy from the sun that in one year it is estimated to be twice as much that will ever be obtained from all of the Earth’s non-renewable resources (such as coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium) combined. Solar energy systems capture the sun’s heat or converts the sun’s light into electrical energy.
Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconducting materials like silicon, cadmium telluride (CdTe) or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Solar cells created from these materials are manufactured into durable solar panels that reliably produce power for 20-30 years. These panels are combined into “strings” in rooftop or ground mounted systems together with inverters that transform the DC electricity into the AC current we use to power our homes and businesses.
Driven by advances in technology and manufacturing, the cost of photovoltaics has declined steadily over the past two decades, making it much more affordable for the average residential or commercial consumer.
MAGE POWERTEC® PLUS
MAGE POWERTEC® PLUS modules use a polycrystalline cell technology with an module efficiency of up to 15.75%.
Allowable tolerances of up to +5 watts guarantee maximum power without compromise. The nominal power is always obtained or even exceeded.
The 10-year product warranty far surpasses industry standards. MAGE POWERTEC® PLUS modules go far beyond competitors’ standards with the added guarantee that they’ll produce 90% of their nominal power for 12 years and 80% for 30 years. That is three full decades of reassurance.
Certifications according to the most rigorous North American and international standards guarantee maximum quality.
In addition, every MAGE POWERTEC® PLUS module passes rigorous optical, mechanical, and electrical quality controls.
Due to their engineered hollow section frame and 3.2 mm (0.13 in) special solar glass, MAGE POWERTEC® PLUS modules meet maximum demands with regard to stability and corrosion resistance. The high-quality EVA foil allows ideal embedding of the solar cells, while the weatherproof foil on the back of the modules protects against humidity.
To avoid overheating of the individual solar cells (hot-spot effect), a junction box with bypass diodes is placed on the back of the module. In addition, the extremely robust modules resist a maximum pressure of 5,400 Pa/113 psf.