When I talk to ChatGPT about photovoltaics

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As a publicist in the PV industry, I pay attention to the latest developments in the PV industry every day, as well as news from the media and technology circles. The recent global fire ChatGPT of course cannot escape my eyes. With its massive amount of data and human-like logic, ChatGPT has gained 100 million active users in just 2 months of its launch and is said to be replacing blog post editors in the near future. This makes me worry about my own job, so well, let me have a nice chat with ChatGPT about PV!

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OpenAI is an American company and the vast majority of ChatGPT's data sources are in English, while the data sources in other languages are not very comprehensive at the moment and are not yet open for use in certain countries. Therefore, I decided to ask ChatGPT questions in English, and the following screenshots of the chat are all in English. We will, of course, comment briefly on its answers so that readers in other languages can understand what we are chatting about?

Let the chat begin!

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Yes, the AI bot has elaborated on what PV is, and that's the basics.

Let's ask ChatGPT together which PV cell it would recommend.

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It seems that ChatGPT does not want to guide people to buy a specific solar panel, its answer is very neutral.
Choose mono-crystalline cells, multi-crystalline cells, or thin-film cells? It makes sense that there are always people who choose a particular type of PV cell for some reason. It's just that as far as current technology and costs are concerned, monocrystalline silicon cells are definitely the choice of the vast majority of people.

What would ChatGPT recommend for the TOPCon, HJT and the new Perovskite technology that is now on the market?

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As representatives of N-type cells in monocrystalline silicon cells, TOPCon and HJT are new technologies that cannot be ignored. They have their own advantages and disadvantages, and to learn more about them, you can read the article "The difference between TOPCon and HJT" compiled by Maysun Solar (link to the blog post). It is worth noting that the PV industry is constantly evolving and new technologies and breakthroughs are emerging, such as Perovskite technology, which is about to enter the commercialisation phase. The ChatGPT database is currently only updated until 2021 and there is less information on Perovskite, but Perovskite will bring new advances and breakthroughs to PV. For the latest information, read our article on the latest developments in Perovskite (link to blog post).

Photovoltaic technology is changing rapidly and ChatGPT is still a little slow to respond to it.

So, let's ask what it thinks about the pros and cons of photovoltaics, shall we?

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More comprehensive, but not deep enough. From the perspective of the ideal of harmony between man and nature and achieving sustainable development, some scholars have already started to discuss whether large areas of photovoltaic panels will produce light pollution and the recycling of discarded photovoltaic panels.

Finally, it is the price issue that we are most concerned about. I asked ChatGPT when the price of silicon will be reduced, let's see how the AI robot answered.

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This was the expected answer. "As the PV industry continues to grow and mature, it will likely drop over time. However, it is impossible to predict exactly when this will happen and the best practice is to keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry and consult industry experts for guidance."

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