What are the characteristics and power generation performance of power generation glass?

What are the characteristics and power generation performance of power generation glass?

November 04, 2021

As we all know, as a clean and sustainable energy source, solar energy is highly respected by various countries. In recent days, China has made another major breakthrough in the field of solar power generation. Chinese scientists have successfully invented a glass that can generate electricity and have completely independent intellectual property rights.

So, what is special about power generation glass?

This kind of glass that can generate electricity is also called cadmium telluride thin film solar cell. It is coated on insulating ordinary glass and coated with cadmium telluride photoelectric material with a thickness of only 4μm (micrometers), so that an ordinary glass becomes One side of the power generation glass that can generate electricity.

What is the power generation performance of this power generation glass?

Calculated here with a single piece of power generating glass 1.6 meters long and 1.2 meters wide, its photoelectric conversion efficiency can reach 17.8%, and it can generate 270 degrees a year. Even in low light conditions, light energy can be converted into electrical energy. As long as two or three pieces of this glass are used in remote rural areas, it can basically meet the electricity consumption of a rural family for a year. It is worth mentioning that the service life of this glass can reach 30 years. . In contrast, if my country’s 40 billion square meters of buildings only need 10% of the glass to use the power generation glass, its annual power generation is equivalent to the construction of three Three Gorges hydropower stations, which will have a negative impact on my country’s energy structure. Great change.
It is understood that this kind of power generation glass is already in the mass production stage, I believe that in the near future, everyone can meet with it.
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