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DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOLAR

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 Is this a bunch of 'mumbo-jumbo' to you? Visit our Solar 101 page to learn more!
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