When you determine which solar technologies will work for your indoor application, it’s essential to determine how much light is available in your space. This will help refine the technology that is best suited for your specific spot.
There are many different solar technologies available. Today, we will be focusing on three of the most popular, including Amorphous Silicon (a-Si), Crystalline Silicon (c-Si), and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs).
Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
Amorphous Silicon is ideal for low power indoor/outdoor IoT applications and where rugged portability is a critical requirement. a-Si is well suited for designs that take advantage of the thin, flexible, and lightweight nature of the material (Learn more about a-Si).
Crystalline Silicon (c-Si)
Like traditional rooftop solar, this technology is well suited for medium to high power applications where power density is critical. Using high-efficiency SunPower solar cells, this technology offers a cost-effective solution (Learn more about c-Si).
Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)
This technology features conversion efficiencies of over 30 percent. It is well suited for applications where power density and ruggedness are critical, and the cost is not a factor (Learn more about GaAs).