The end product is the primary difference between these two technologies. Photovoltaic creates electricity while thermal solar power produces heat. Both require panels to collect energy from the sun. One form of panel converts that energy to voltage and the other to thermal units. Thermal panels are larger than PV and tend to produce more … Read moreWhat is The Difference Between Solar Pv and Solar Thermal?
Solar insolation is a measure of solar radiation energy received on a given surface area in a given time. It is commonly expressed as average irradiance in watts per square meter (W/m2) or kilowatt-hours per square meter per day (kW•h/(m2•day)) (or hours/day). In the case of photovoltaics it is commonly measured as kWh/(kWp•y) (kilowatt hours … Read moreHow does Insolation affect Solar Panels?