Thin Film Solar PV vs Silicon Wafer – Which is Better?

Thin Film Solar PV vs Silicon Wafer – Which is Better?

A guest article by Dr KT Tan cuts through the marketing to find out



Figure 1 (Source: Jethro Betcke, Oldenburg University, Germany)

Thin film solar PV was hailed as the next big thing in solar nearly a decade ago. Then, crystalline silicon wafer (c-Si) cells occupied more than 80% of the market share compared to thin film PV (1). There was a high anticipation in the industry for thin

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