CIGS solar panels on buses – More than just a green solution

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Our CIGS solar panels empower buses to generate clean energy, reducing diesel dependency and slashing CO2 emissions, all while keeping people at the forefront

A green mission

Solarbus.pro is driven by one of the world’s biggest challenges: limiting CO2 emissions through non-fossil energy sources. We are on a mission; we want to reduce the use of fossil fuels in the world and accelerate the transition to more efficient and cleaner energy solutions

We believe that by making it easy and economically advantageous to convert to green energy, we will be able to make the entire bus industry greener – While we try to do the right thing along the way. At Solarbus.pro, responsibility is an important cornerstone and therefore we also have growth targets that support the UN’s 17 global goals.

Solarbus.pro takes solar panels in an ethical direction

At present, the solar wave that is one of the great hopes in the race against global warming came with a gloomy shadow side.

We cannot and must not accept the extensive use of forced labor in the solar industry. For the same reason, we have reviewed our supply chain, so that you can safely shop environmentally friendly, knowing that everything at Solarroof.pro complies with our high standards for sustainability, environmental as well as social.

At Solarbus.pro, the green transition and social responsibility go hand in hand. We have a responsible supply chain, without the use of miners and forced labour, and offer decent jobs with fair wages to all employees in our supply chain.

Only 3% new raw materials

Our solar panels are designed for separation and make use of the materials we already have in our hands. Copper which we extract from cable scrap, Indium and Gallium are extracted from TVs, flat screens and mobiles and Selenide is obtained from refining quartz sand.

Our policy on recycled materials has meant that we, for example, get a lot of m2 of solar cells out of a single discarded iPhone screen.

Sustainable recycling of used solar cells

Although our panels have a performance guarantee of 25 years, our used solar cells never end up as solar panel scrap. At Solarbus.pro, we instead create life for the used solar cells through our Second Life program.

Second Life program

We are aware of our shared responsibility, and that is precisely why we at Solarbus.pro have implemented a targeted effort in our strategy, which should contribute to combating energy poverty in Africa. Through our Second Life program, the used solar panels are transformed into small solar panel systems that can supply the vital power to a number of African families.

By gifting electricity to families, Solarbus.pro can help ensure progress across many different world goals. Our Second Life program is delivered in collaboration with the NGO AAA (African Afforestation Association in Africa). They can, like us, see a development potential in solar panels in the area and hope that the collaboration with Green Energy can boost sustainable energy.

The lowest EPBT

EPBT or Energy Pay Back Time is a way of calculating how long it takes before a solar cell has produced as much electricity as it required to make it. If you compare C-Si solar cells and CIGS cells, there is a huge difference. C-SI cells are so much thicker, and use heavy aluminum frames to hold it all in place, and the energy consumption during production is, other things being equal, very high. Solarbus.pro’s EPBT is only 1 year, while conventional C-Si solar cells average 5 years.

CIGS solar panels on MAN bus

Are you ready to take a green stance as well as an ethical one?

For more information, contact us here.

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