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Types of solar panels

There are a lot of types of solar panels available on the market but most of you do not know which one to buy because you do not know what they do and what sets them apart one from the others. The main solar panels are: the traditional solar panels, the thin film modules and the new technology. Here is some information for each solar panel.

• Traditional solar panels
The traditional panels are the most used panels and they are made out of layers of silicon arranged one on top of the other like a sandwich. What they do is take the sunlight which strikes the cells and release the electrons into the cells. The electrons then travel through some wires and this is how you get energy.

The disadvantage of the traditional solar panels is the fact that they are very expensive. The reason why they are so pricy is because the panels have to be constructed individually. If you want to put them on your home you will need between 10 to 20 solar panels.

• Thin film modules
The thin film modules represent an advanced version of the traditional panels. Here all the silicon and the say conductor materials are deposited in a thin film module. They are not as efficient as the traditional solar panels but they cost less. This is a great alternative for those who do not have a lot of money but want to save energy.

You can put the solar panels directly on the shingles because they are made out of a material which can be cut in different shapes and sizes.

• New technology
Because energy has become so expensive newer ways of using solar power are constantly appearing. One of the latest technologies in terms of solar panels is the nanopolymer material which you can place on your roof just by spraying it. Another technology which has recently appeared consists of solar cells which look like ink of a white sheet of paper.

These are the main types of solar panels which you can find on the market today. Because the trend for solar panels is so popular today almost anyone can have them. All you have to do is research and go prepared to a solar panel vendor. According to your house and the climate in your area you will have a couple of types of solar panels to choose from.

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