Thin film

Wholesale Thin-Film Solar Cells!

Thin-film solar cells (TFSCs) have higher efficiency to produce electricity from sunlight than any other solar cell.  A report on ‘Thin-film Solar Cell market’ by Market Study Report, LLC shows that the market for this type of solar cell market is likely to grow at a 9.8% CAGR.

Also, the global thin-film cell market will reach US$ 9950 million by 2024, from US$ 6230 million in 2019.  Thin-film solar cells consist of amorphous solar cells and are lightweight, flexible features, and simple to manufacture. These second-generation solar cells contain multiple thin-film layers of photovoltaic or PV materials. This is why these solar cells have another name, which is “Thin-film Photovoltaic Cell.” 

Thin-film solar cells can convert solar energy to electrical energy through the photovoltaic effect. The solar cells have a very thin layer of thickness, from a few nanometers (nm) to tens of micrometers (µm) compared to traditional P-N junction and first-generation crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells. These layers are generally 300 – 350 times smaller than the layers of standard silicon cells.  

Thin-Film Solar Modules Features

The installation process of thin-film solar panels is easier and more effortless than the traditional silicon panels.

The lightweight and flexibility of thin-film cells make them easier to apply in areas where traditional solar panels cannot be used.

These solar cells contain significantly lesser silicon material, and that is why emissions during their production are also quite low. 


Types of Thin-Film Solar Cells:

There are mainly four types of thin-film solar cells: 

  • Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) 
  • Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
  • Copper Indium Diselenide (CIS) 
  • Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)

Thin-Film Solar Cells Advantages

Thin-film panels have the maximum potential for mass production because these solar cells rely on various photovoltaic substances such as amorphous silicon, copper indium gallium selenide, and cadmium telluride, and do not depend purely on molten silicon.

  • Easy to handle
  • More flexible than conventional solar cells
  • Available as thin wafer sheets
  • Thin-film solar panels have various applications such as powering Wi-Fi, hot water showers, and as a non-conventional power source. 
  • Thin-film panels are free from the surrounding environment, for example, by shade or high temperatures. 
  • Inexpensive compared with conventional solar panels.

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