Polysilicon for solar panels

Polysilicon for solar panels

Polysilicon is an essential material used to manufacture the photo-voltaic (PV) cells within a solar panel. These are the cells that convert light into electricity.

While theoretically many semiconducting materials can be used to produce solar cells, for practical and especially economic reasons more than 90% of all PV cells are made from silicon.

Around 90% of all polysilicon produced worldwide ends up in PV cells.