Types of Cells

There are two main types of solar cells and panels that you’re likely to see today: rigid crystalline or more flexible thin film. Each type of cell builds on the efficiency of whatever material used to build it and has its own benefits and detriments related to its structure.

Crystalline Cells
Both mono- and polycrystalline solar cells are the most effective of type of solar cell, but are more expensive to produce and take up more room.

Thin film
A relatively new material, graphene solar cells are a promising new development in the industry.