How does a Solar Cell generate electricity ?

Types of PV Cells

PV Cell Features

Material
Conversion
Efficiency
Reliability
Characteristics
Main Applications
Single-Crystal Silicon
key
key
Proven Usage Record Space
Terrestrial
Polycrystal Silicon
key
key
Suitable for High-Volume Production Terrestrial
Amorphous
key
key
Operates Comparatively Well Under Fluorescent Light Consumer Use
Terrestrial
Single-Crystal Compound
(GaAs Type)
key
key
Heavy, Cracks Easily Space
Polycrystal Compound
(CdS, CdTe, CulnGaSe2, etc.)
key
key
Uses Few Resources, But Some Types Contain Pollutants Consumer Use
Terrestrial