The map below indicates the solar technology for each module displayed in the enphase portal (click the green button to open the enphase portal). Please consult the map below to verify which panel you are looking at.
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Monocrystalline solar cells are made from single pure silicon ingots forming a single continuous crystal structure within the cell. Recognizable by their diamond pattern formed by the gaps between cells, monocrystalline solar modules are high efficiency solar cells producing more energy per square meter than polycrystalline solar modules.
- Higher efficiency.
- Higher cost to manufacture.
Polycrystalline solar cells are produced from off cuts of Silicon which are then joined together to form a single cell. Recognizable by their square cell shape, polycrystalline solar modules are less efficient than monocrystalline modules due to breaks within the crystal structure of the cell.
- Lower cost to manufacture.
- Improved low light performance do unevenness within the cells enabling each cell to capture light from different angles.
- Lower efficiency.
Bi-Facial Solar cells are manufactured to allow the cells to absorb light on both sides. Traditional solar cells join the silicon cell to a solid conductive backing made of aluminum or copper, Bi-Facial cells bond the silicon to a grid shaped backing allowing light to be absorbed on both sides. Recognizable by their transparent glass frames with visible cells on the back side, Bi-Facial solar modules are the highest efficiency solar modules in production.
- Very high efficiency.
- Improved winter performance due to reflected light of snow covered surfaces.
- Improved low light performance.
- Can be installed at various angles and orientations with limited impact on power production.
- Aesthetically appealing (often used by architects for building integrated solar installations)
- Very expensive to manufacture.
- Require customized racking that does not obstruct the cells on the backside of the module.
The Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Bi-facial modules are each connected to an individual micro inverter which converts the DC current produced by the solar modules into AC current.