13 Oct Types of Solar Photovoltaic Panels
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Let’s understand types of solar photovoltaic panels available in the market today before we do actual solar system installation
Studying solar photovoltaics panels is must because it has a direct impact on cost and efficiency at which it will produce solar power and this will further help you to decide your installation budget, let’s have a look into it.
- Monocrystalline Solar Panels
- Poly or Multicrystalline Solar Panels
- Thin-Film Solar Panels
Let’s start with:
1) Monocrystalline Solar Panels
Mono means single, they are made out of single crystalline silicon and are formed into silicon bars. These silicon bars are further sliced into wafers and are converted into Solar Cell. The solar panels made out of monocrystalline solar cells are called Monocrystalline solar panels.
2) Polycrystalline Solar Panels
Poly means many or multi; they are made out of many or multi-crystalline silicon and are formed into silicon ingots. These silicon ingots are further sliced into wafers and are converted into Solar Cell. The solar panels made out of polycrystalline solar cells are called polycrystalline solar panels.
3) Thin-Film Solar Panels
Thin film solar panels are made out of thin film solar cells, these cells are constructed by depositing thin layer of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS/CIG), Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) or Organic Photovoltaic Cells (OPC) over the substrate.
Let’s explore some advantages and disadvantages of Photovoltaic Solar Panels
Stipulating solar panels or solar modules manufacturer in US and Canada as under:
We hope you like the basic knowledge of the Solar Panels or the Solar Modules before we get into more detail, you need to understand what application you are looking for, say Residential Solar Rooftop or Commercial Solar application or maybe a Solar Farm.