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May 26th, 2017, 12:03 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2011 Posts: 534 Thanks: 2  Geometrical shapes of Solar panels.
Do you feel other than Rectangle,any other Geometrical Shape can be built for Solar panel? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar 
May 26th, 2017, 10:35 PM  #2 
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Can we evaluate other Geometrical shapes for Solar panels ? Rhombus,Parallelogram,Kite,Square,Triangle, Pentagon etc? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar Last edited by prashantakerkar; May 26th, 2017 at 10:39 PM. 
May 27th, 2017, 04:25 AM  #3 
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The energy produced by a solar panel depends only on its surface area and a panel can be produced in any shape to be of a given area. But rectangles are far easier, and cheaper, to produce than other shapes.

May 27th, 2017, 04:51 AM  #4 
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Thanks. Will Circular Solar Panels can be also designed and manufactured? Example  Circle,Oval,Ellipse,Parabola,Hyperbola,Cylindrical etc Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar 
May 27th, 2017, 10:20 AM  #5  
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Beer soaked fake gratitude follows. Quote:
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May 29th, 2017, 11:04 PM  #6 
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Thank you. Is it feasible to design and construct Circular Solar Panels? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar 
May 30th, 2017, 04:35 AM  #7 
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June 2nd, 2017, 05:02 AM  #8 
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prashantakerkar, do you not understand what "beer soaked fake gratitude" means? Yes, as I said before, you can cut solar panels to any shape you like. But rectangular solar panels are much easier and cheaper to make than any other shape so you would have to have a very good reason for wanting another shape. 
June 2nd, 2017, 05:36 AM  #9 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,488 Thanks: 887 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  prashantakerkar, you were asked by a moderator, in another thread (here), what purpose you have in posting these questions and you did not provide an answer. Please do so before posting any further.


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