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Difference between solar cell types | mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline, thin film type

This page mentions comparison or difference between solar cell types viz. mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline and thin film type.

Mono-Crystalline

Area (in m2): 6 to 9 required for 1KWatt
Warranty: About 25 years
temperature resistance: At high temperature, performance is 10-15% less.
Pros: High efficiency, older technology which is most widely used.
Cons: manufacturing cost is high due to silicon demand

Poly-Crystalline

Area (in m2): 8 to 9 required for 1KWatt
Warranty: About 25 years
temperature resistance: less resistance compare to mono-crystalline type.
Pros: Less silicon waste in production process, High efficiency with less cost
Cons: manufacturing cost is high due to silicon demand

Thin Film Type

Area (in m2): 13 to 20 (for amorphous Si), 11 to 13 (for CdTe), 9 to 11 (for CIGS) for 1Kwatt
Warranty: About 10 to 25 years
temperature resistance: It tolerates extreme heat and it has low impact on the performance at high temperature.
Pros:
amorphous Si : Lower price ,
CdTe, CIGS: Lower price , able to automate all manufacturing Processes
Polymer Ogranic: Less manufacturing
Cons: Lower efficiency, it degrades faster compare to crystalline solar panel types, low availability in the market

Also refer Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy>>.

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