Solar panels grow more efficient with each passing year. Spurred by private and government sponsored research, efficiency records in thin film solar modules fell at least three times in the past year. Competing technologies spark this race to converting sunlight into electricity, which currently hovers at about 17.4% efficiency.
Solar film is the latest breakthrough in the solar energy revolution. It contains all the pieces that make a solar panel work put on a much smaller scale. It is just as effective at collecting solar energy as its larger solar panels. Photovoltaic cells are reduced in size enough to not make solar panels size prohibitive at collecting substantial amounts of energy.