Solar power is one of the simplest forms of energy around. Solar generators use solar panels to capture photons from the sun and charge a battery in the generator. Before the power is extracted, an inverter changes it to alternating current electricity, which is what most appliances use today. From there, the generator can power anything that “regular” fossil-fuel electricity can.
A solar energy generator is power source which uses energy from the sun to produce voltage. Solar generators are used to supply power to other machines or power grids. Solar power devices usually contain solar panels, a battery charger, solar batteries, and a charge inverter.
Types of Solar based Power Generator:
There are basically 3 types of Solar based power generator.
1)Monocrystalline Modules: A monocrystalline solar panel is a solar panel comprising monocrystalline solar cells. These cells are made from a cylindrical silicon ingot grown from a single crystal of silicon of high purity in the same way as a semiconductor. The cylindrical ingot is sliced into wafers forming cells.
Advantages of Monocrystalline Modules:
1)Unique layout design to match the adhesive installation.
- Unique design can meet the sunroom’s requirements with excellent light transmittance and waterproof.
2)Excellent durable reliability performance:
- Excellent PID resistance.
- No micro-cracks, free of snail tracks.
3)Excellent withstand harsh environmental conditions and safety performance:
- Resistance to high temperature and humidity, sand, acid and alkali.
- 5400 Pa snow load, 2400 Pa wind load.
- Passed hail test with 35mm hail stones at 97km/h.
- Class A fireprooofing rating.
4)High return on investment:
- 1500V system voltage reduces BOS costs.
- 0.5% annual degradation, 30 year linear warranty.
- Frameless design, less dust or snow pilling up, low maintenance cost.
2) Poly-Crystal Modules: Polycrystalline solar panels have solar cells made from many silicon fragments melted together. Polycrystalline solar panels generally have lower efficiencies than monocrystalline solar panel. polycrystalline solar panels tend to have a blue hue instead of the black hue of monocrystalline panels. Polycrystalline solar panels are also referred to as “multi-crystalline,” or many-crystal silicon. Because there are many crystals in each cell, there is to less freedom for the electrons to move. As a result, polycrystalline solar panels have lower efficiency ratings than monocrystalline panels.
Advantages of Poly-crystalline Modules:
- The process used to make polycrystalline silicon is simpler and cost less.
- The amount of waste silicon is less compared to monocrystalline.
- Polycrystalline solar panels tend to have slightly lower heat tolerance than monocrystalline solar panels.
3)Thin Film solar panels: Thin film panels are a totally different technology to Mono and Poly-crystalline panels. They are a new technology compared to Mono and Poly-crystalline cells. A thin-film solar panel is made up of one or more thin layers of photo-voltaic materials that are laid onto a substrate. These thin layers with their multiple light absorbing layers can be over 300 times smaller than a traditional silicon solar panel. Because of the size of the photo-voltaic cells used with built-in semi-conductors, thin-film solar panels are the lightest panels available. Thin-film solar cells are commercially used in several technologies, including cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), and amorphous thin-film silicon (a-Si, TF-Si).
Advantages of Thin-Flim solar Panel:
- smaller size
- decreased weight
- improved lifespan
- lower costs depending on the product
- Can be made flexible, which opens up many new potential applications
- High temperatures and shading have less impact on solar panel performance.