Solar energy FAQ's
What are solar panels made of?
Solar panel technology and manufacturing is evolving, but the science remains the same. The panels are a collection of photovoltaic cells that encase silicon or other semiconductor material in a glass. When sunlight hits the cells, the electrons flee the raw material. When the electrons are trapped, they create voltage. Once they’re transported through wiring, those volts are pure energy.
Where are solar panels produced?
What is Rayton Solar's main mission in the solar energy industry?
To create the world’s most cost-effective solar cells to reduce energy costs, contribute more towards advancements in sustainable manufacturing technologies, and transform the main energy source of the world.
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what is kerf loss?
Kerf is defined as the width of material that is being removed by a cutting process. In the case of a diamond wire saw which is the conventional tool for cutting a silicon ingot, kerf loss is high—upwards of 50% of the silicon is wasted. Additionally, these methods are limited in their capacity— wafers cannot be cut thinner than 80-200 microns due to mechanical friction. In contrast, our method has the capacity to create a 2-micron thick solar cell wafer with zero waste, using a far more efficient semiconductor material in Gallium Arsenide.
Where can I find company reviews of Rayton Solar?
Rayton Solar has been featured in various publications for its groundbreaking research and technology. Please visit our Press page to learn why Rayton is considered one of the best solar panel manufacturers in the U.S. today.
Can I receive a refund if I invest?
Do you anticipate listing Rayton Solar shares on an exchange either before or after the product is developed?
We are keeping all of our options open with respect to the capital markets. Our priority is doing what is in the best interest of enhancing shareholder value.
What do you see as the biggest obstacle for solar energy? How does Rayton Solar plan to address that?
The solar industry currently needs subsidies for it to be cost-competitive with other energy sources. Rayton Solar has produced the solar cell technology that has the potential to be cost-effective to the point where subsidies are not needed for solar panels to be the cheapest source of energy.
Who is your top competition? What sets your company apart?
Does Rayton Solar plan to sell solar panels directly to consumers?
Rayton Solar plans to sell to retailers, contractors, and wholesalers who will then supply to consumers. You can read about our three-phased solar scaling strategy here.
What do you see as the biggest benefit to those interested in investing in Rayton's solar cell wafers and technology?
Raising funds through crowdfunding is an excellent opportunity to jumpstart a transformative clean energy startup. Rayton Solar aims to reduce the cost to make solar panels while making them more efficient, helping create a brighter tomorrow.