Tag Archives: Solar Technology

Thin-Film Solar Technology

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To date, the dominant solar cell technology has been crystalline silicon cells. Following the success of crystalline technology, many solar scientists and engineers started developing alternative, lower cost PV technologies, which led to the development of thin-films. As the name suggests, thin-film cells are based on using thinner semiconductor layers to absorb and convert sunlight to electricity. How […]

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Is A Micro-Inverter Right For You

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Micro-inverters are all the buzz in residential solar right now.  This post will help you understand the pros and cons of traditional inverters vs. micro-inverters. As mentioned on our Solar 101 Technology page, solar panels produce a direct current (DC) which needs to be inverted into an alternating current (AC) before it is able to be […]

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