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by Emma Foehringer Merchant
October 07, 2019

Bifacial solar technology appears to have survived the hype cycle and broken into the mainstream, if conversations at this year’s Solar Power International and recently announced projects are any indication.

Last August, I reported on the potential for two-sided panels, as well as the hurdles for their widespread use. At the time, a lack of data about cost and efficiency was keeping developers from fully investing in the what-if technology. Bifacial remained on the cusp of a breakthrough — a position it’s occupied for years.

Now,...