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Panel Shape

EB325 custom thin film flexible amorphous silicon solar panelbackside of EB325 custom thin film flexible amorphous silicon solar panel

 

Die Cutting

In general, active solar material is manufactured into rectangular panels. The simplest way to achieve a non-rectangular design is to die cut the inactive material around the panel into the desired shape. 

 

Circles and non-rectangular shapes filled with active PV material are achievable but can be difficult or impossible to prototype in small volumes. These designs may also require additional NRE for tooling and process modification. 

 

Many customers incorporate symmetric tabs into a custom die-cut, maintaining the panel’s rectangular shape. These tabs can be used as polarity indicators, fold-over contacts, or extended connection points. See examples below. 

 

Electronic Component Solar Panel with a Custom Die CutElectronic Component Solar Panel with a Custom Die CutElectronic Component Solar Panel with a Custom Die Cut

 

Sizing

Panels can be manufactured in a wide range of custom sizes spanning from less than a square inch up to multiple square feet. 

 

Panels can be combined to form larger arrays, as seen in our foldable and rollable product lines. 

 

Use our Custom Solar Panel Design Tool to see our standard sizing options.   

Mini Electronic Component Solar PanelCustom Electronic Component Solar Panel

 

Contact us for more information on available sizing options

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