Low-cost hybrid solar panel captures four times the energy of conventional panels
Categories: Solar Power
Shawn Buckley, founder of Focused Sun and inventor of the Four-Fold solar module is a former professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, specializing in solar energy. He's written a best selling solar energy book, Sunup to Sundown (McGraw-Hill). He was a founder of Chevron's solar energy subsidiary, Hydro Sun, over 30 years ago. Since then he's founded 3 other Silicon Valley startups.
The FourFold solar panel collects four times more energy from the sun than a conventional photovoltaic (PV) panel. It's called a "hybrid" because both heat and electricity are captured: