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Solar Market Outlook in Panama

The National Energy Plan 2015-2020 of Panama has an ambitious target of making 70 percent of the country’s energy supply coming from a renewable source within a 35-year period. This plan is part of the country’s long-term roadmap towards increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions through its energy system. 

The country has considered its renewable energy capacity and there are plenty of sources available. Therefore, they are not just looking at solar energy sources but others too like wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. 

In 2019, Panama has reached 500 MW in solar PV energy. This was a huge leap from the previous year’s 176 MW solar capacity. This solar capacity rate is expected to continue growing as more solar projects are granted licenses. One of the largest projects to date is that of a Spanish firm that is looking at investing in a solar farm. 

Despite the positive outlook for the Panama solar market, there are undeniable challenges that the government is hoping to address. Among these challenges are the current power-market model (that favors conventional energy sources) and lack of flexibility measures. 

Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Panama

There are many global suppliers and distributors of solar power equipment that are serving the Panama market. This is good news as the local solar power investments are still in its infancy stage. Therefore, residential and industrial segments looking to expand its solar installations will have enough options available. 

Top 4 Major Seaports & Logistics in Panama

Panama has easy access to ports that facilitate logistics and handling of goods like solar power equipment from all over the globe. The list of the major seaports in Panama that facilitate handling of imported and exported goods include the ports in

  • Panama City
  • Colon, Balboa
  • Cristobal
  • Manzanillo.

Solar Facades

What are Solar-Facades(BIPV)?

Solar Facades are a form of a BIPV that converts renewable energy from the sun into electricity. Solar Facades are like any facade, but with modifications. They are integrated into any building and construction and serve the secondary purpose of generating electricity. They observe excessive heat, air pollution and dampens the sound.

Solar Facades get integrated into the walls before or after the construction is finished.

Where are Solar-Facades used?

According to the application and the type of construction, the integration of Solar Facades are categorized as:

  • Solar building skins
  • PV cladding
  • Wall-mounted Solar Facades
  • Wall integrated Solar Facades
  • Solar panel cladding for ventilation
  • Solar Facades for insulation
  • The second layer on the wall
  • Solar glazing
  • Solar panel skylights
  • Solar Shading for balconies

Types of Solar-Facades

Wall-mounted and wall integrated facades are the most popular types of facades that companies are manufacturing currently.

According to the application and the type of construction in which the integration is done, the Solar Facades are categorized. These categories are

  • Solar building skins
  • PV cladding
  • Wall mounted Solar Facades
  • Wall integrated Solar Facades
  • Solar panel cladding for ventilation
  • Solar Facades for insulation
  • Second layer on the wall
  • Solar glazing
  • Solar panel skylights
  • Solar Shading for balconies

How does a Solar-Facade work?

High-rise buildings receive sunlight throughout the day. Some buildings face disintegration due to this harsh environment. To tackle this issue and generate energy while doing so, Solar Facades are integrated into the structure walls.

Solar panels present in the building absorb most of the heat and light from the sun’s rays. With the help of photovoltaic cells, this renewable source of energy is converted into electricity. All the panels are interconnected with optimizers and inverters to get optimum output for consumption.

What are some big manufacturing brands of Solar-Facades?

Companies are finding eco-friendly and sustainable approaches for developing architecture, especially in remote locations. These companies are manufacturing Solar panels for facades and BIPV. 

  • Metsolar
  • Scheuten
  • Sunovation
  • Scholl Glas