What You Need to Know About Perforated Solar Panels

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In our experience here at IPS Perforating, Inc., when most people hear the term solar panels, they generally think of the kind that generate electricity. However, this term can also be used to describe things like sunshades, and it’s this second type of solar panel that we’ll be discussing in this article.

What You Need to Know About Perforated Solar Panels

Perforated solar screens are a modern take on an old idea, and they have been shown to have considerable benefits for property owners. Below, our team will go over some key information you need to know about perforated solar panels in order to decide if they are right for you.

What Perforated Solar Panels Do

To put it simply, perforated solar panels are designed to cut the glare of the sun. The solid portions of the material block sunlight and UV rays, which keeps the area underneath cooler and more comfortable, while the perforations allow enough light to pass through to keep the area well illuminated. If you have any areas on your property that are subjected to harsh sunlight, you should consider adding perforated panels to prevent the glare and bring the daytime temperature down.

Precursors to Perforated Solar Panels

Modern perforated solar panels are based on very old principles. By only letting in a narrow band of light, you can retain visibility while also shielding your eyes from the harsh glare of the sun. Before the invention of mirrored goggles, Inuit people wore eye protection devices made of bands of whale ivory with narrow slits cut out, which allowed them to see their surroundings without getting blinded in the 24-hour sunlight of an Arctic summer.

Another application of this idea was the lathe house, a structure made of narrow strips of wood used as a nursery for shade-loving plants. Today, this principle continues to be just as sound as ever, and if you want to reap its benefits, we encourage you to give us a call to find out how we can help you create your own perforated solar panels.