Solar panels are devices that convert light into electricity. They are called “solar” panels because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun.

A solar panel is a collection of solar cells. Lots of small solar cells spread over a large area can work together to provide enough power to be useful. The more light that hits a cell, the more electricity it produces.

There are 3 types of Solar Panels:

  1. Monocrystalline Panels – Monocrystalline panels, originated in the 1950’s. The cells are cut from silicon in a cylindrical fashion, and each cell looks like a wafer. Combined, tens of wafers make up a monocrystalline panel.
  2.  Polycrystalline Panels were introduced to the market in 1981. Raw silicon is melted and poured into a square mould, which is cooled and cut into perfectly square wafers.
  3. Thin Film Panels – Thin Film Panels are constructed by putting down layer upon layer of a photovoltaic material, such as amorphous silicon or organic photovoltaic cells.
Life Span of Solar Panels
Lifespan of Solar Panel, Degradation, Efficiency.

Life Span of Solar Panels

Overview: Life span of solar panel is statistical measure of percentage of power generated over years against the rated power of the panel. Usually it…

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Solar Panel Volts

The voltage of a solar panel is based on the number of solar cells in a panel.Each different solar technology has a characteristic voltage per…

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Solar Panel Wattage

Solar panel wattage represents a solar panel's theoretical power production under ideal sunlight and temperature conditions. The amount of electricity a solar panel produces depends on three…

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