Most of the solar panels that are installed in the United States are made of silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells, but silicon PV doesn’t work for every situation. Thin film solar panels are an alternative that’s starting to take hold, particularly in situations where rigid PV panels aren’t an option.
In a world where new solar panels and breakthroughs in solar technology are emerging almost every month, homeowners have a lot of panel options to choose from in 2018. Among the many innovations in the panel manufacturing space, none may be more appealing and visually exciting than thin film (TF) solar panels. In this article we’ll dig into what makes thin film stand out from standard silicon photovoltaic (PV) panels and offer some insight on when thin film solar is an ideal option for homeowners and the residential market.
Solar panel technology is rapidly advancing every year, and new developments like flexible solar panels are constantly being released and improved upon. Read on to learn what a flexible solar panel is, as well as how they compare to typical photovoltaic cells.