The composition of solar panels depends on the type of panel used. Silicon-based (c-Si) PV technology (including monocrystalline, poly and multicrystalline, ribbon and amorphous silicon) currently dominates the market, with a market share of about 92%. However, the materials used for the inverters, mounting structures and cables are often common regardless of the selected panel technology.
Figure illustrates the quantity of materials needed to manufacture and install 1 megawatt (MW) of silicon-based solar PV plant and the estimated amount of materials spent on the construction of solar power plants in Ukraine in 2019.
The information was prepared according to the report of the International Renewable Energy Agency.