What are polycrystalline solar panels?
Polycrystalline Solar Panels along with other types of panels have been used in the generation of solar power for several years.
Polycrystalline Solar Panels can also be referred to as mutlicrystalline solar panels. These panels are made up of several polycrystalline solar cells. These cells consist of multiple fragments of silicon melted together. These cells and panels exhibit a distinct blue hue or blue marble texture because of these multiple fragments of silicon fragments being melted together.
Additionally, because there are multiple fragments of silicon in every cell, the flow of the electrons is restricted. This makes these panels less efficient compared to other cells and or panels.
Comparatively, based on the manufacturing process and the fact that very little material is wasted during manufacturing, these panels are cheaper compared to other types of panels!
The approximate efficiency of Polycrystalline Solar Panels are in the range of 15% to 17%. These solar panels operate at lower efficiency at higher temperatures.