Trucks Take Solar: EnFoil’s Flexible Panels
- EnFoil, a European startup, is revolutionizing the solar industry with their innovative 2mm thick CIGS-based flexible solar panels. With an efficiency of 17% and 150 Wp/m², talks to integrate their panels onto truck roofs have begun. The European Research Council has supported this project and UHasselt is recruiting a researcher - a recognition of the product's potential.
EnFoil, a European startup, is using a combination of technologies and processes based on CIGS technology to produce flexible solar panels. These 2mm thick panels have a 17% conversion efficiency producing 150 Wp/m² and can be customised in shape. Talks between EnFoil and industry to integrate these solar panels onto roofs of trucks are underway. The project has received support from the European Research Council and UHasselt is recruiting a researcher to continue to work on product development. This grant is recognition that the industry believes in the product and its potential to be brought to the market.
What Is the Potential for EnFoil's CIGS Solar Panels?
- CIGS technology is a combination of copper, indium, gallium, and selenium, which increases the efficiency of solar cells.
- The flexibility of EnFoil's solar panels make them ideal for use in a variety of applications, such as on roofs of trucks, where a lightweight and thin solar panel is needed.
- EnFoil's CIGS solar panels have a 17% conversion efficiency, which is much higher than the average efficiency of traditional solar panels.
- The panels are 2mm thin and can be customised for a variety of shapes, making them suitable for a wide range of projects.
- The product has been recognized by the European Research Council and UHasselt and is being developed further.
- The potential of EnFoil's CIGS solar panels is clear – they offer a convenient and versatile solution for a variety of applications.