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Solmax Ultraviolet Reflecting Membrane Placed Under Bifacial Field Solar Panels Increases Albedo and Power Yield

Emiliano Bellini in PV Magazine writes about a UV reflecting polyethylene based membrane placed underneath bifacial field solar panels to increase albedo and the power output. Germany-based Solmax has developed a reflective membrane made of polyethylene resins and coated with a thin white polyethylene layer that reflects ultraviolet (UV) rays. The company claims the membrane can increase the energy yield of a bifacial PV project by between 5% and 20%, depending on the plant configuration. UV Reflective Membrane for Bifacial Solar PanelsGermany-based company Solmax Geosynthetics GmbH, which supplies “geosynthetic drainage geocomposites” has developed a material that reportedly increases the…
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