A solar panel is a semiconductor device consisting of solar or photovoltaic cells (PV). A thin film solar panel is made up of thin film solar cells. They can convert solar energy to electrical energy using the principle of photovoltaic effect.
Silicon is used as the semiconducting material in traditional solar panels. In thin film solar panels material such as Copper Indium Gallium Selenide, Cadmium Telluride, Amorphous Silicon and Gallium Arsenide are used instead of silicon. The emission caused during their production is very low because they contain less amount of silicon.
These panels have lot of advantages. They are lightweight and can be installed easily than silicon panels. They are flexible and can be used in large rooftops and even in forest areas. They are most suitable for usage in solar farms. Invest in a thin film solar panel today!