Q and A

Can you use a magnifying glass to focus sunlight on a module?

Yes. There are newer technologies coming out that do just that. They are called Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) systems. The system uses lenses or mirrors and a tracking system to focus the sunlight into a concentrated beam of light. This beam of light is focused on a very small, highly efficient solar cell. It’s just like the cell on regular crystalline modules, but much smaller and more powerful.