– Written by Shah
As the world begins to consume solar power, we should begin to familiarize ourselves with it. There are three major types of solar cells in use today:
- Crystalline Silicon: Crystalline Silicon is the dominant type of solar cell. Most of the solar panels you see are from this cell. The disadvantage to Crystalline Silicon is that it tends to be too big.
- Thin Film: Thin Film cells aren’t anywhere near as bulky as Crystalline Silicon. They are light weight, and are better as receiving solar rays. Thin films disadvantage is that they don’t transform sunlight to energy as good as the other cells.
- Black Silicon: Black Silicon is the same as Crystalline Silicon, only that’s it’s black. Why does the color of it matter? Try wearing a black T-shirt to the beach. That shirt will be extremely hot after a few hours in the sun. Black Silicon has the same concept. It absorbs sunlight at a higher rate than Crystalline.
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