While crystalline silicon still remains the premium technology for critical applications in remote areas, thin film will be a strong contender in the consumer market due to its lower price
Like with every new technology, solar energy is also facing hurdles in its initial stages of adoption in India. Yet, despite several pitfalls, players are betting big on it. Solar technologies have garnered interest from various segments in India including the government, and efforts are being made to propagate and make the use of solar energy a household practice. While time will decide the fate of solar energy in India, as the industry needs some time to build consumer confidence around the various solar technologies, let’s study the different cell technologies—their merits, demerits and suitability considering local climatic conditions.