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You would have heard about solar panels in some contexts, and solar modules in others, and you must be left wondering – what is what? Are these the same, or different?

Well, for all practical purposes, you can take that solar modules and solar panels refer to the same product!

Solar Module/Panel refers to a single photovoltaic panel which is a packaged, connected assembly of solar cells.


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They are used as a component of a larger PV system when connected in series or parallel with other modules. When exposed to sunlight they produce power. Majority of Solar modules/panels are crystalline silicon panels.

Source: Solar Module from Solar Mango’s Solar Dictionary

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