Dr. Beasley’s Release of Solar Sealant: Protection for Solar Panels

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Solar panels are in space, our houses, some mobile charging devices, and even cars. That being said, they are all subject to some sort of damage and it’s always a great idea to prevent damage rather than fix it!

Solar Sealant is, first and foremost, designed for the future. The formulation was in works well before Fisker went belly-up. Fisker if you don’t know, is was the maker of high end cars equipped with solar panels. They aren’t the only ones, Toyota makes some Prius’ with solar panels and now Ford is debuting a 100 MPG solar powered C-Max.  These are the cars of the future and if we teach you anything, it’ll be why solar panels need protecting.  And that’s why we created Solar Sealant.

Solar Sealant is designed to make the your solar panels work as if they were brand new well past their purchase date. This product is ideal for anyone who deals with solar panels, whether it’s on a car, a house, or industrial use.  The summary of Solar Sealant is that it resists pitting, etching, scratching from forming, as well as resist contaminants like water, snow and other debris that would otherwise inhibit sun light absorption.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Did you know that even the BEST solar panel’s out there can only convert roughly 25% of the light energy into usable energy? That’s the kind of statistic that made us think, we should protect these things before they hardly work at all!
 - Dieter G. Ast: Professor at Cornell Center of Materials Research

Solar panels as you know, absorb light energy, convert it to usable energy, and we expel that energy anyway we can.  But in order to fully understand the reasons for needing to protect solar panels, we need to dive a little further into the process.

The light coming from the sun is called electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic radiation needs to be converted by technology called Photovoltaic (PV).  PV creates loose electrons that are all funneled in one direction down the panel in what’s called Direct Current (DC). For most uses, not including cars, that DC must be converted into Alternate Energy (AC) via an inverter to make the energy usable in the home, office, or wherever it’s needed.  For a car, though, the car’s battery is already DC power, so that DC power from the solar panels flow right into the battery, from there it’s used to power the car.

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The Science of Solar Sealant

Solar Sealant technology is meant to solve the surface imperfections that come standard. Although the surface may look flat, it’s not. The surface is filled with microscopic hills and valleys. In reality, these imperfections are the key to solar sealant’s success.  Normally without protection, objects that come in contact with a solar panel will cause scratches because of the friction of all these imperfections. Solar Sealant works to fill in these imperfections to finally make the surface as smooth as possible! By making the surface smooth, we decrease the friction caused by foreign objects and thus the occurrence of pitting, etching, and scratching.

Another consequence of these imperfections in the surface is that light gets refracted as it tries to get absorbed. These hills and valleys are going to bounce light in different directions, making the solar panel less efficient than it can. As good as the factory tries to smooth out the glass, it still comes with these imperfections. By applying Solar Sealant to your brand new solar panel, you’re going to improve it’s performance from the start.

We then continued to formulate the product to ensure that it works well to keep the contaminants off of the surface.  Solar Sealant works to sheet off any rain, snow, and sleet while driving. It also is going to make the surface much easier to clean. It’s a car, so chances are it’s going to get dirt, dust, bird droppings, and all sorts of contaminants on the surface. This will make cleaning the surface a breeze without risking scratching the surface with hard scrubbing.

By improving the surface smoothness and solar sealant being perfectly transparent, Solar Sealant actually IMPROVES the ability for light to get absorbed! Solar Sealant also lasts for up to a year per application, that being said, you won’t have to worry about needing to reapply it so often that it becomes a burden. Its durability will also allow it withstand hundreds of car washes without affecting its ability.

So Why Do I Want Solar Sealant?

Excellent question. Going back to the way solar panels work, we remember that they really aren’t all that efficient. With that being said, it is absolutely necessary that as much light has the opportunity to get absorbed by the panel as possible.  Pitting etching and scratching is going to cause deflection of light that is going to misdirect the light from being absorbed by the panel.  Over time, these imperfections accumulate and before you know it, your solar panel is working on 15%, 10% energy conversion rate, or less!

Weather also has impact on light absorption, although it’s usually not sunny while its raining or snowing, they can leave water spotting which will surely affect the panel’s ability to absorb light. Glass Serum is going to sheet off these elements and resist hard water spotting.

Solar energy is the future, and we’re jumping on board. The conservation of our planet’s resources is key and we would like to help improve the technology works to benefit our planet. Solar Sealant will surely bring about long lasting solar panels so that it is one less component to worry about replacing so often.