Everyday solar energy is becoming more and more advanced. With advancements in technology, we are able to calculate the efficiency of every single type of solar panel. However, in order to understand which panel is the most efficient, it is vital to understand how and what makes each panel so special. Understanding all of the different types of panels to choose from can help you understand which panel fits your needs the best to efficiently power your home.
Monocrystalline Solar Panels:
Monocrystalline solar panels are among the oldest technologies. Their construction consists of a silicon crystal ‘seed’ being placed in a vat of molten silicon. The seed is then slowly drawn up with the molten silicon forming a solid crystal structure around the seed, called an ‘ingot’. This silicon wafer is then turned into a cell. This process has been developed and worked on for years. Because of this, they do include a slightly higher price because they are the most advanced.
Polycrystalline panels are a newer technology that are almost equally efficient as monocrystalline panels. Their construction is different because the vat silicon used is allowed to cool rather than drawing the silicon crystal seed up. Their construction alters their efficiency. However, over the years, polycrystalline panels have been fairly popular within the market because of their ability to perform very similarly with monocrystalline panels at a lower price. Polycrystalline panels are continuously being improved every day.
Thin Film Panels:
Thin film solar panels are among one of the cheapest options for your solar panels. However, because of their low efficiency we recommend one of the newer sets of panels. Their efficiency is among 10% to 13% lower than the other two types of panels that are offered.
Based on this information, currently, the most efficient type of panel to choose from is the monocrystalline panels because of their technologies being so advanced. However, at Vision Solar, we take into account all aspects of your home and needs, allowing us to see that the most efficient type of panel that your home needs will be based on your unique requirements. All of the solar panels have the ability to save you up to 20% on your monthly electric bill. We know efficiency is the key to saving money, so we always work hard to provide the best panels for your home to save the most amount of money that you can.
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