How much does ChatGPT know about PV?

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Recently, ChatGPT, the AI chatbot, has become a global sensation, with some calling it a "multi-talented" all-rounder. It is a new chatbot developed by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research lab in the US. It is said to be able to formulate business proposals, create poetry stories, and even crack code and check for program errors ..... It has gained 100 million active users in only 2 months since its launch. It is said to have a very strong knowledge base, and as a PV practitioner, I am curious to know how much it knows about the PV industry. Let's test it out today!

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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.

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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