Product Review

Crystalline Technology Still Dominates PV Landscape

Manufacturers are improving photovoltaic (PV) module efficiency and bringing down costs, but the most efficient PV systems today use silicon crystal technology that is decades old. At the same time, thin-film technologies offer a cost-competitive solution with some advantages but with lower efficiency. With the hundreds of modules on the market today, how do you choose the best product for the job? This overview of current PV technologies should help sort out what to prioritize in decision-making, and the table shows representative products from our

GreenSpec product guide.

Published June 29, 2011 Permalink