Are thin films a much more riskier proposition than Crystalline Modules – This comparison report from WISE definitely thinks so

 

Life of the modules

While all the modules manufacturers claim 25 years of life whether it is crystalline or thin film, the main question is what would be the balance capacity after 25 years considering the degradation rate. A good quality and state-of-art hermetically sealed crystalline module has been reported to be working with little degradation even after 25 years which is a bonus for the power plant owner.

Thin Film Vs PV

The experience at the Solar Energy Centre, New Delhi shows upto 40% degradation in 10 years in the case of thin films.  Under such situation, the life of thin film modules is questionable and poses technology risk to the project.

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About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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