Semi-transparent Solar Panels for Greenhouses

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Solar panels with strong light transmission may be widely employed, particularly in agriculture, construction, and the energy industry. During the day, the solar panel on the greenhouse's roof produces electricity while also providing shade. A 16m long by 6.25m broad greenhouse roof requires 16 solar panels made of a 2m sq panel; these panels may provide 5kW of electricity, which is four times more power than the full automated greenhouse system. As a result, using this sort of solar panel, power may be connected to the grid. Solar panels for greenhouses are designed based on the type of plant to be cultivated. For example, it is required to make solar panels with lower power and higher transmittance for tomatoes, and more power and less light transmittance for lettuce. Special glass, EVA, solar cells, and connecting wires are required to create this sort of solar panel. In this example, the solar cells are 182 mm × 182 mm, which we split into four equal sections. We attach the produced 45mm solar cells in the given sequence. Special glass with 98% light transmission. EVA has a light transmittance of 99%, which helps to transfer light effectively. To disperse light, special glass is made with one smooth side and the other rough. EVA is applied on the rough side, and solar cells are placed on top and linked as needed. EVA is put over the connecting solar cells and laminated at 142 °C and 8 MPa.

The suggested form of solar panel turns 46% of light into energy while conducting 54% of it. A solar panel with an efficiency of 22.8 can generate up to 300 watts of power, while an efficiency of 23.2 can create up to 340 watts.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Sherzod Qushakov
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    • Sherzod Qushakov
    • Mukhriddin Eshkulov
  • Patent status:
    pending