What is your response when you are asked about something that you have no idea about? What do you do when you have prepared for your exams by burning midnight oil and find out on the exam day that the questions are out of syllabus?
There are many questions that boggle your mind but it is impossible for a common person to know the technical aspects of anything although he might recognize it by its appearance.
Most of us have a roof on top of our head to provide us shelter apart from electronic appliances both inside and outside to provide us numerous facilities that we can avail and some of them are TV, refrigerator, tube light, fan, geyser, air conditioner, etc. but today we shall look at something different.
Solar Panels don’t immediately come to mind when you think of electrical appliance because they have been neglected for a long time which is quite astonishing as they were the talk of the town once upon a time.
These panels were hugely popular in Australia despite its meager population compared to the United States and Canada but they are installed on the rooftop through photo voltaic cells through which electricity is generated by using sunlight as the main source.
This phenomenon was virtually unheard of in the olden times but it came into being in the early 19th century when the renowned French physicist Alexander-Edmond Becquerel when he used certain everyday objects to create friction so that it would produce light or fire.
Even he wouldn’t have had the faintest idea that he would produce electricity by trying out this random technique even though Benjamin Franklin had already discovered electricity many centuries earlier.
During the 1830s, solar panels were used for very few electronic instruments but weren’t seen as a major source to provide electricity to an entire house because houses were too big at the time as the economy was quite strong in US and Europe as they had maximum contribution to world GDP at that time.
Polycrystalline Vs Monocrystalline
Solar Panels are categorized into two parts and they are Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline and the both do an adequate job in using sun as the main source of light for producing electricity in order to run electronic home appliances.
As mentioned above, solar panels are mostly popular in Australia and United States but since the former has a much smaller population it is easy to take the data of the number of houses in various states like Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.
The main difference between the two is that Polycrystalline solar panels have lower efficiency while Monocrystalline ones are higher on the efficiency rate that have their own significance.
In addition, polycrystalline panels have blue hue while Monocrystalline panels have black hue but they both are made from silicon where the makers heat the contents to make up the wafers in the panel that you can read in detail from A Guide to the best monocrystalline solar panels.