Outdoor vs Indoor Solar: The Key Differences

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Can I use my solar panel indoors?

We get that question a lot at PowerFilm. The answer isn’t as cut and dry as you might think.

To our eyes, indoor environments seem pretty bright. That’s only because our eyes are so good at adjusting.

In actuality, indoor lighting can be more than 1,000 times less intense than direct sunlight. That means there’s 1,000 times less power available for a solar panel to collect.

To compare indoor and outdoor intensity, we need to look at the Lux level, which measures how bright something is to the human eye. Literally, it’s a count of how many visible light rays are entering your eye per unit area.

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