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An Awesome picture of a Caucasian hand or arm holing a gold medal. The hand and medal is accented by a contrasting green background with an effect full white flare. This enhances the sense of achievement.
I have chosen this picture to symbolize the winner of the solar panel efficiency race. Many people want to know what solar panel type is the most efficient one. This is understandable because people want to have the best and greatest gadgets on the market, thus they will want to have the greatest solar panel. And in many people’s eyes the greatest PV panel must be the most efficient one.
The irony is that this is not necessary true . Two non efficient solar panels can generate as much electricity as one super efficient, thus the only thing you get with the more efficient one is less used space. This is an important thing in let’s say spacecrafts, but for home users those extra free square meters won’t make such a big difference. The super efficient PV system will probably just cost you a lot more money.
Still if you live in a place where your land area is limited you will want a more efficient panel type. But still going for the absolutely most efficient one will bankrupt you, so my advice would be to stay somewhere on the middle road.