Thin Film & BIPV Applications
CdTe Thin Film Modules Advantages over Crystalline Poly or Mono: Much more efficient per watt in extremely hot or cold climates, plus more sensitive than crystalline, so efficient under cloudy and smog conditions (best choice in Northern Europe/Canada/Alaska with very long but low-light hours). Thin Film Modules are a solid black color, twice as thick as crystalline modules, and much stronger with tempered glass on back of panel. Thin Film Modules perform well in vertical and horizontal positions, unlike crystalline modules, plus Thin Film Modules blocked by shade of trees, wires, or a leaf on the module, only loose power on the surface fully blocked, while crystalline modules usually loose most of the power in the module, which adversely affects the performance of the entire string of modules. Thin Film Modules have little "hot spot effect" minimizing overheating the module causing fire characteristic in crystalline modules. For same price as crystalline, why not purchase the best - CdTe Thin Film Modules.