Maxeon Solar Technologies announced the commercialization of its Maxeon Air technology platform. This new solar panel technology is the result of five years of R&D and testing, which has enabled the production of thin, frameless, and conformable solar panels.
Maxeon Air solar panels incorporate several innovative features, including a unique “peel-and-stick” design. This factory integrated adhesive layer means the solar panels install directly on a roof’s surface — without racking, anchors, or ballasts. This reduces installation time and minimizes business disruption during installation.
The adhesive mounting system also reduces the overall panel weight since no additional racking or fastening components are required. In fact, Maxeon Air systems are about 50% lighter than conventional ones, with an installed weight of about 6 kg/m². This greatly reduces the rooftop load.
“With Maxeon Air technology, we can now develop products that reduce costs while opening up completely new market opportunities, such as low-load commercial rooftops,” said Jeff Waters, CEO of Maxeon Solar Technologies.
The IBC module technology means solar cells have the ability to share current in reverse-bias voltage while shaded, avoiding damaging or dangerously high temperatures. This feature is particularly important when panels are adhered directly to the rooftop.
Engineered to the highest safety standards and certified for fire resistance, Maxeon Air solar panels are also designed to resist the stresses imposed by installation and long-term weather exposure, offering performance that’s equivalent to most standard panels.
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