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Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells By michel lumb

  in Business | Published 2019-03-28 07:55:31 | 25 Reads | Unrated

Summary

The year 1981, saw the introduction of polycrystalline silicon, into the market. These solar panels were the first of its kind. This technology is also known as polysilicon (p-Si) and multi-crystalline silicon (mc-Si). These types of solar panels do not need the Czochralski, unlike Monocrystalline-b

ased solar panels. To achieve a polycrystalline status, raw silicon is melted and poured into a square mold, which is then cooled and cut into perfectly square wafers.

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The year 1981, saw the introduction of polycrystalline silicon, into the market. These solar panels were the first of its kind. This technology is also known as polysilicon (p-Si) and multi-crystalline silicon (mc-Si). These types of solar panels do not need the Czochralski, unlike Monocrystalline-based solar panels. To achieve a polycrystalline status, raw silicon is melted and poured into a square mold, which is then cooled and cut into perfectly square wafers.

 Advantages

The process involved in the manufacture of Polycrystalline

Solar Module is straightforward and cost less as well. The resultant amount of silicone waste is also less when compared to monocrystalline. Polycrystalline solar panels, on the one hand, tend to have slightly lower levels of heat tolerance than monocrystalline solar panels, on the other. This technical aspect means that their performance is somewhat worse, compared to monocrystalline solar panels when faced with high temperatures. Heat affects the performance of solar panels typically, thereby, shortening their lifespan. Because this effect is not significant as most homeowners tend to overlook it.                            

Best Solar Panel Type For Home Use

Involving the services and opinions of an expert would be ideal in finding out the best types of Polycrystalline Solar Module panels for your home. Here are some vital tips on finding out:

Limited Space

You will be spoilt for choice on the different solar panel sizes to choose from. Solar panels of 180, 200 and 220-watts are usually of the same size physically. This is because they are made with the exact specifications, but tend to under- or over perform when tested. Thus, end up in different power output categories. If size matters to you, then it is wise to go for the highest rated panel, with maximum power output for a particular physical format. Mono- and polycrystalline solar panels are excellent choices, as they both come with similar advantages. Although polycrystalline solar panels tend to occupy less space, while monocrystalline solar panels tend to generate more electrical power, this is not always true.  What can best determine one's choice is by examining your situation keenly and preferred solar panels.

The price range for monocrystalline solar panels is slightly on the higher side, but they also save on space somewhat. In case you have one polycrystalline and one monocrystalline solar panel, with the same 220-watt, they are capable of generating the same amount of electricity, but the monocrystalline silicon would end up taking up less space.

Lowest Costs

If you want the lowest costs per rated power and best result, for a certain amount of electricity, it is better for you to find out your preferred choice, if thin-film solar panels are a better choice compared to mono- or polycrystalline solar panels.

Conclusion

 

Some homeowners may go for the highest quality and most efficient “premium” panels. However, as a consumer, knows best which shoe fits and whether to go for cheaper or more expensive solar panels. Consequently, if you want to save by going for cheap solar panels, your system may produce less electricity over time and reducing your overall savings. Solely you can determine what is perfect for you. An expert Polycrystalline Solar Module installer will be handy to help you transit into the world of solar.

 

 

Find more information relating to Polycrystalline Solar Module, and Silicon Mirror Substrate here.

 

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