Solar tiles more flexible says manufacturer

Solar tiles

Hanergy has introduced a new generation of its flagship Hantile building product that is lighter, thinner, more flexible, and claims to have superior performance.

The new Hantile combines Hanergy’s flexible thin-film solar panels with high-transmittance glass to create an innovative product capable of high-efficiency power generation that can fully replace traditional roof tiles. Hantile makes ultra-low-energy buildings and even net-zero energy buildings possible, reducing or eliminating dependence on traditional energy sources.

“We’re delighted to introduce the next generation of our innovative Hantile building solution,” said Hanergy founder Li Hejun. “With its industry leading energy generation capabilities and suitability for any building, I am confident that Hantile will set a new benchmark for new energy applications in building construction.”

The new Hantile features a single rather than double layer of glass with each tile weighing only 5.2 kilograms. Combined with its unique C-type slot structure, Hantile’s light-weight greatly improves ease of installation. With Hantile, Hanergy has pioneered the use of ultra-white tempered glass, which features a transmittance level of 91.5 per cent, and possesses extreme durability and ability to withstand heavy impacts. The single glass Hantile is also highly wind resistant and able to generate power at temperatures ranging from -40 to -85 degrees Celsius, and humidity higher than 85 per cent. Hantile features a life cycle of up to 30 years, longer than traditional roof tiles.

In terms of environmental value, the estimated environmental value of each 25W watts of Hantile is equivalent to planting a single tree.  The 100 square meters of Hantile is equivalent to planting 340 trees

Hanergy’s ability to achieve such a major upgrade in less than a year is a result of its continuous technological innovation. In the past year, Hanergy has achieved 3 world records in the R&D and mass production efficiency of thin-film chips: the efficiency of its GaAs single-junction mass production modules has reached 25.1 per cent; the total area efficiency its of copper-indium-gallium-selenium (CIGS) glass-based modules has reached 17.52 per cent; and the efficiency of its flexible sputtering components has reached 17.88 per cent. All have been certified by international authorities as the latest world records.