The first mass production of flexible solar panels is now confirmed, thanks to efforts by Chinese startup DaZheng Micro-Nano Technologies.
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The company will specifically produce perovskite solar panels, based on the ideas of some Japanese researchers.
Once the Chinese company begins mass production of foldable solar cells, it will be the first in the world. It also means that more flexible solar panels will be available for purchase.
As of this writing, DaZheng has already invested around $11.8 million to build its new production line in Jiangsu Province, which is expected to have an annual capacity of 10 megawatts.
First mass production of flexible solar panels
According to Nikkei Asia’s latest report, DaZheng Micro-Nano Technologies’ upcoming flexible solar panel mass production will cut solar cells into smaller pieces.
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Then these tiny solar panels will then be sold and shipped to various companies including smartphone and tablet manufacturers in China.
Along with these smaller solar cells, Dazheng is also expected to include the larger versions of advanced perovskite solar panels.
Since DaZheng will be the first company to include the largest flexible solar panels, experts are very intrigued by its plan. Offering more units isn’t the only benefit of the upcoming mass production.
Experts have also claimed that once flexible perovskite solar cells hit the market, their unit price will also be reduced, allowing consumers to buy them at a lower cost.
The Chinese startup has confirmed that it will invest an additional $29 million to expand its annual production capacity to 100 megawatts. CTO Li Xin added that they will release this million dollar budget around 2023.
Uses of flexible solar panels
When the idea of flexible solar panels was revealed, it was considered a candidate to win a Nobel Prize. Indeed, the researchers claimed that foldable solar cells could soon be used for various applications.
For example, people can buy a flexible perovskite solar cell and use it on their car, allowing their vehicle to have an alternate power source.
Apart from that, it can also be applied to printers and other electronic devices. But flexible solar cell technology is the only innovation in the solar panel market.
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In October 2021, some solar panel farms decided to rely on sheep to solve vegetation blooms.
In January 2021, some Korean scientists also developed invisible solar panels.
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