Wednesday, December 12, 2018


In this technological race, Technologies are surprising us every day. Nowadays business owners and home owners have got a lot of panel options to choose. Solar panels are designed to be space friendly, some panels attract people and some panels are very efficient. New technology has arrived which is thin solar panels. Thin solar panels are ultra thin, lightweight and very flexible.
Thin film solar panels are made with solar cells that have light absorbing less about 350 times more than that of standard Silicon panel. Thin Solar films are made with any of the following Technologies:
1. Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)
2. Amorphous silicon (a-Si)
3. Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS)
4. Gallium arsenide (GAs)
Most thin silicon films are made with cadmium telluride (CdTe). It is a semiconductor that has hundred times higher adsorption Coefficient than silicon. The band gap width of cadmium telluride is very efficient for solar photovoltaic energy conversion than silicon. The efficiency of cadmium telluride has reached till 21% in laboratory. Also in low light conditions in dawn and Dusk the power generation performance of cadmium telluride thin films has been proved to be higher than that of Silicon Solar module. Also there are no intrinsic light induced degradation effects on cadmium telluride thin solar films.
The production of thin solid films is easy. They have greatest potential in relation to mass production. Silicon solar panels are made by molten Silicon on glass but thin solid films are made by simply spraying the substances like cadmium telluride and solar panel is formed.
One of the greatest advantages of these solar panel is flexibility. It means they can be produced in many flexible shapes and it is because these solar panels are not made from Richardson Silicon material. Imagine poles, domes covered with these flexible solar panels. Also we can make a solar building, a multi storey building covered with flexible thin solar films. Future is more exciting.
If we talk about appearance of these solar films, in this discussion also it replaces silicon solar cells. These thin solar panels are aesthetically pleasing because they are sprayed on glass and not attached or crafted piece by piece like in Silicon panels.
Thus, we can say that thin solid films can replace your Silicon Solar Panel very soon and also thin solar films deserve to be on your rooftops.


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