Advantages Make Thin Film Solar Panels Shine
Category: Solar Panels
When people think of solar panels, they think of crystalline solar panels. These panels, which are usually blue or black, have a hard glass cover and measure about three by five feet. However, there is an entirely different type of solar panel that you can simply roll out and attach to your roof called thin film solar panels. Thin film market has grown significantly in the past years. In 2002, the market was only 17 megawatts. With a compound annual growth rate of over 80%, thin film panels have achieved an installed capacity of 3.7 gigawatts, representing 11% of the solar market today. In this learning article, we will discuss the benefits of thin film panels that may persuade you to consider them. We will first describe the technology behind thin film solar modules, because it is the theoretical basis for their advantages. Then we will talk about the three major areas in which thin film panels shine: weak roof support applications, diffused light conversion, and hot weather performance.