One of the most important components of any type of solar power installation is the type of solar panel you choose for your home. There are two main types of panels (monocrystalline and polycrystalline) with each having their own strong points. At Global Efficient Energy we can perform a thorough analysis of your energy needs and recommend the panel right for you.
A Quick Comparison
Here is a quick look at each type of solar panel and how they compare:
- Efficiency: A monocrystalline solar panel is somewhat more efficient than a polycrystalline panel. One of the biggest reasons is that monocrystalline panels are made from one large crystal as opposed to several small crystals.
- Size: Smaller than their counterparts, monocrystalline panels are better suited for roofs with size limitations.
- Appearance: Polycrystalline panels tend to have inconsistencies in color similar to granite. Monocrystalline panels on the other hand, are more uniform in color.
- Durability: Both monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years, so longevity is not a concern with either type.
Although monocrystalline panels are more mature from a technological standpoint, polycrystalline are rapidly advancing to the point where they are bridging the performance gap. Contact Global Efficient Energy online or give us a call at 1-888-826-7881 and we’ll be happy to explain the different benefits each type provides. Do you have a preference when it comes to the type of solar panel you want on your roof? Share your opinion with us by clicking one of the social media icons on this page.