A manufacturing breakthrough is making flexible solar cells available that have superior characteristics to crystalline silica solar cells. The product, made by Sunflare, is flexible and light because it does not use a glass substrate and has thinner layers of semiconductors. According to the manufacturer, it is ideal for all rooftops, particularly large commercial buildings, because it’s over 65% lighter than silicon modules. This allows the entire roof to be covered without load-bearing concerns.
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