Technology

Prism Solar brings to the marketplace ground-breaking technologies that improve energy production as compared to yesterday’s solar modules. All of Prism’s modules use highly efficient bifacial N-type silicon solar cells with an unprecedented near equal backside efficiency (90%).

Highly Efficient Bifacial Solar Cells

Unlike traditional solar modules whose cells can only use the sunlight that strikes the front of the module, Prism’s new modules use highly efficient bifacial, N-type silicon solar cells that convert to energy the light that strikes both the front and the back of the module, leading to 35% or more additional energy harvesting from the sun. With all solar modules, a substantial amount of light scattered from clouds, the ground, surrounding buildings and rooftops reaches the rear side. In traditional modules this additional light is not converted into electricity and adds unwanted heat to a module, thereby reducing the modules efficiency. A bifacial module from Prism, in contrast, takes this additional light and converts it into electricity. Our solutions are especially useful when modules are mounted over reflective backgrounds, such as white roofs or light colored ground covering.

All of Prism's modules are built to outlast the competition, because they are manufactured using tempered glass-on-glass design and are hermetically sealed to protect the cells from external damage. Thus, the effects of PID are negligible due to the use of high quality materials, double glass structure and hermetic sealing of the module.

Prism’s frameless, tempered glass-on-glass design has allowed the modules to receive the exceptional weight load rating of 5400Pa, when properly mounted. Prism’s frameless design also eliminates the need for the modules to be grounded. Prism's modules are adaptable for use with many different styles of racking or mounting. Our unique module construction and junction boxes allow Prism's modules to be mounted in fully water/weather proof canopy systems. Cable management has been simplified when using our recommended racking solutions with built in cable chases. The cable chases not only protect the wiring but also visually hide all electrical connection s to the modules creating a clean, aesthetically pleasing installation.

All Prism Solar modules are manufactured in the USA and are ARRA compliant.