Quantum Well Solar Panels

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Quantum Well Solar Panels

  • Quantum Well Solar Panels

  • Joey Lao

    Member
    June 17, 2022 at 8:20 am

    I realize this is very new and won’t see commercalization for some time but the potential of this on an Aptera vehicle is still exciting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC9TKI0cqrg

  • Alain Chuzel

    Member
    June 18, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Thanks for the link to the video.

    The cells described in the video are, quite simply, an evolutionary “improvement” over cells that have been available and in use for decades. Generally speaking they are multi-junction GaAs-based cells and are used, primarily, in space-based applications. Because of the complex nature of such devices, they are likely to never to be cheap enough for more “mundane” applications.

    If you’re interested, here’s a link to cells you could buy today (likely @ somewhere between $75 to $150 a piece in quantity).

    http://www.azurspace.com/index.php/en/products/products-special

    Also, here’s a pic of a module I made using these exact cells. The solar car it went on was insured for something on the order of 3 million Euros. I’ve built 3 different arrays using these exact cells in the past 3 or so years.

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