Solar PV Cell Construction-How Are Silicon PV Cells Made?

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PV Cell Construction The majority of solar photovoltaic cells, or PV cell cosntruction are made using silicon crystalline wafers. The wafers can be one of two main types, monocrystalline (mono), or polycrystalline (poly) also known as multi-crystalline. The most efficient type is monocrystalline which is manufactured using the well-known Czochralski process. However, more recently heterojunction […]

Was Solar Worth it? 9-month review

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Understanding Solar Worth? Ever since I published the video about my solar panel system on my home earlier in the year and my experience with the installation and energy production I’ve been seeing, I’ve been asked for an update on how it’s going. By a lot of people. Well, it’s time. How much energy production […]

Solar Panels Are Recyclable — But They’re Still Ending Up In Landfills

Solar Panels Are Recyclable — But They're Still Ending Up In Landfills

Harnessing solar energy is a priority for Biden’s administration. The Department Energy said this year that they are putting up some money to improve cost and performance for solar tech. That’s good news for people who use or want to use solar panels, which are meant t save money on electricity and offset damage to […]

Why you need a Certification to Install Solar

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Certification vs. Licensing Certification and licensing have different advantages and disadvantages. From a financial point of view, voluntary national certification is preferable to mandatory state licensing because it results in a lower cost of installation and provides greater consumer choice than mandatory licensing. In states that do not require solar contractor licensing, certification can provide […]