Efficient Vehicle Applied Solar Panels
MiPV’s solar products are constructed using CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and selenide) thin film solar PV cell technology which delivers many benefits over traditional glass-based crystalline silicon panels. As well as being lightweight and flexible, MiPV panels are extremely powerful and highly efficient.
As well as operating at a higher voltage than conventional solar solutions, our unique system also works in the harshest conditions, including low light, cloudy days and even in shading from buildings in town centres. This CIGS thin film cell technology ensures that you can harvest significantly more energy over the course of a day when compared to silicon systems of a comparable cost.
As a result of better low light performance CIGS thin film cells outperform silicon technology early and late in the day when the sun is lower in the sky. This means more energy is generated than silicon at comparable costs.
MiPV panels produce more energy at dawn and dusk because of better low-light performance. Then around noon when temperatures are highest MiPV panels are less susceptible to performance drop off than silicon cells (this is known as the temperature coefficient), again providing a significant difference in panel performance.
Simply put, silicon cell performance is much more adversely affected by increases in surface temperature when compared to MiPV CIGS cell technology.
An EFTE non-stick coating, similar to Teflon, keeps panels clean, weatherproof and truck-wash friendly.