Category: Education

2 Types of Solar Cells: Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline

“Monocrystalline? Polycrystalline? Which one should I go for?” Yes, these might seem overwhelming to you. Let us compare them in Performance, Cost, and Aesthetics. 1.Performance In solar cells, performance is measured in terms of efficiency. In other words, how much sun energy is converted into electricity. Here, monocrystallines are better than polycrystallines (25% vs 21%).…

Investing in Solar Crowdfunding

Solar energy is growing by 28% annually ¹. Therefore, solar is an attractive investing opportunity. However, building a solar plant normally costs hundreds of thousands or more. “So, do I have to be a heir to a conglomerate to invest in solar projects?” The answer is no. But, how? 1. What is solar crowdfunding investing? Solar…

Disruptive Innovation of Solar Energy

1. Defining Disruptive Innovation What is a disruptive innovation? Disruptive innovation is a term popularized by Clayton Christensen’s widely known book The Innovator’s Dilemma. Christensen pointed that a disruptive innovation delivers currently neglected value metrics which are different from value metrics by mainstream markets. For example, think of Tesla’s automobile value metrics: self-driving and “green”; in contrast…