Prism Solar Bifacial System Installed at the NM RTC

New bifacial photovoltaic (PV) cell technology makes it possible to harvest sunlight from both sides of a PV module, resulting in significant energy gains at future larger production scales with minimal cost increases. Sandia recently installed a bifacial solar PV system, built by Prism Solar, at the New Mexico Regional Test Center—a test center funded by DOE and managed by Sandia that is working to improve models of PV project performance and reliability in a variety of configurations and environments. The collaborative research project will quantify bifacial energy gains as a function of array design parameters.