DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOLAR

One of these things is not like the other.
There are a few different types of solar panels and they are not all created equally. What’s the difference between them all?

Mono-Crystalline
-This technology is used by GOAL ZERO
-11-22% efficient
-Reliable
-Long life
-Made from single silicon crystals
-Works well in any conditions

Poly-Crystalline
-8-15% efficient
-Made from multi-crystal silicon
-Looks like fish scales or shattered glass
-Simpler manufacturing process

CIGS
-5-10% efficient
-Flexible
-More expensive
-Bigger size
-Easy to manufacture

Amorphous
-5-6% efficient
-Old technology
-Weak: break easily
-Nice looking
-Rigid
-Work well in shady conditions
-Typical use: solar calculator

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