Traditional Solar Cells Advantage And Applications

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Traditional solar cells—advantage and applications Solar cells technology, as a clean power source of new generation, has been great developed in the past 35 years. The market needed for this for the solar cells technology is also greatly increased while module cost is decreased. However, around 80 percent of all the solar panels sold around the world is traditional solar cells, because of their efficiency for residential use. The applications for traditional solar cells are still dominant in the area. And here are some main types of traditional solar cells and their applications. Monocrystalline silicon cells Mono crystalline silicon cell technology is the oldest solar cell technology, but it’s still the most popular and efficient solar cell technology nowadays. The monocrystalline silicon module is made from a single silicon crystal; it is usually complex and huge. And its color is usually blue or black. As the earliest solar cell technology, it has a lot of advantages that’s make it still popular in the area. One of the most important one is its longevity, some websites indicate that the single crystalline solar panels can last up to 50 years, until 2015, some panels are still doing their duties after 40 years. Even though the panel will suffer an efficiency drop as time goes by, it is still a very reliable in the long run. Its efficiency is another big advantage; single crystalline cells can convert the highest amount of
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