24 Jun '11, 4pm

Choosing the right PV panel for the job is getting tricky. Bookmark our handy guide.

First Solar CdTe thin-film technology combines solid efficiency and good low-light performance with low manufacturing costs, helping make the company one of the world's largest PV producers. Photo credit: First Solar Manufacturers have made incremental increases in PV efficiency over the years but the basic technology found in today's modules hasn't changed much. Here's a refresher on some popular PV technologies and a few products from our GreenSpec product guide that use them. In the early 1990's power from the grid was dirt cheap and PV modules were expensive and used primarily off-grid. Rising energy costs, environmental concerns over fossil fuel use, geopolitical instability, and increased rebates and other incentives have helped increased demand for PV worldwide. Now most PV is tied to the grid and it's become almost mainstream, especially in Europe. The PV technolog...

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