What are Solar Panels?
Key components about making solar panels
How Solar Panels are made?
Monocrystalline solar panels
Polycrystalline solar panels
Thin Film solar panels
Thin film solar panels are made by placing a few thin layers of photovoltaic over one another to makes the module. There are a couple of various kinds of thin film solar panel, and the way by which they differ from one another comes down to the material utilized for the PV layers. The sorts are as per the following:
- Amorphous silicon
- Cadmium telluride
- Organic PV cells
- Copper indium gallium selenide
Thin film solar panels are considered as the least expensive solar panels and these panels have very low energy efficiency.. The low energy efficiency and simplicity of producing these panels makes them appropriate for commercial properties where there is more space accessible.
Solar panel manufacturing process
Amorphous silicon cells make flexible solar panel materials that are utilized in thin film solar panels. Amorphous silicon cells are non-crystalline and rather are appended to a substrate like glass, plastic or metal. In spite of the fact that a perfect use case for flexibility, amorphous solar cells are inefficient than mono or polycrystalline cells. First Solar is well known for manufacturing of thin film panels in the U.S.
What are the parts of a solar panel?
The materials used to produce the cells for solar panels are just a part of the solar panel itself. The solar panel manufacturing process has six different components that bring together. Here are the basic parts of a solar panel:
- Silicon sunlight based cells
- Metal frame (aluminum)
- Bus wire
- Glass sheet for casing
- Standard 12V Wire