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Various Types of Solar Panels

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Various Types of Solar Panels

Do you plan on installing a Solar Energy System in your home? There are various types of solar systems available on the market, so you are confused about which is the best. Check out this presentation for more information about types of solar panels and which one is best for you.

Whether you are getting a 5kW solar system in Melbourne or 6.6kW or 7kW or 10kW or 20kW or 30kW, regardless of which system you get, you should know the types of solar panels that you could get. For a 5kW solar system in Melbourne, you will need around 15 panels. Now the solar panels come in various sizes and material types. In this blog we will talk about the three major and popular types of solar panels.

1. Monocrystalline Solar Panels

Monocrystalline solar panels are the oldest ones and yet very developed. As you may have guessed, monocrystalline solar panels consist of monocrystalline solar cells. The panel has 40 monocrystalline solar cells and these cells are made from pure silicone. The cells look black as the result of the interaction between the pure silicone and the sunlight. The cells look black but the buyer can get the options in frames and back sheets.

Some of the Advantages of Monocrystalline Cells:

  • Pyramid shaped placement, which provides better surface area resulting in better energy production.
  • Higher efficiency rates of the solar cells
  • Durability up to 30 years
  • Higher heat resistance levels

Considering the benefits, monocrystalline solar panels can be quite costly.

2. Polycrystalline Solar Panels

Polycrystalline solar panels have several crystals of silicone in each photovoltaic cell. You must have seen the navy blue solar panels, those are the polycrystalline solar panels. They are the most popular and common ones hence most solar panels that you may have seen would have been blue. The polycrystalline solar panel is also known as multicrystalline solar panels. The silicone crystals are melted and then cut into wafers. Those wafers are put into the panels. The surface of the multicrystalline solar panels look mosaic. The blue colour is because of the silicone crystals.

The Advantages of Multicrystalline Cells:

  • More eco-friendly than polycrystalline solar panels
  • Simple manufacturing process which makes it less expensive
  • Less silicone consumption

The multicrystalline solar panels have low heat tolerance and that makes them less efficient in high temperature conditions.

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