How to choose the right type of solar panels for your home or business?

Monocrystalline or Polycrystalline

Monocrystalline or Polycrystalline

What is the difference between Monocrystalline solar panels and Polycrystalline solar panels? To break it down simply, it is really all about the cells. In the overall solar system setup, both monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels available in the Philippines are made of silicon and perform the same function: the solar panels harvest the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity. Both kinds of panels are made from silicon.

Tell me about the key differences

Tell me about the key differences

Before making your final solar system decision on which panels your should choose, you should consider the key differences between monocrystalline solar panels and polycrystalline solar panels – and it is not just as simple as choosing the cheaper solar panels.

Silicon solar cell: Monocrystalline solar panels contain solar cells made from a single crystal of silicon, while polycrystalline solar panels contain solar cells made from many silicon fragments melted together.

Monocrystalline solar panels: These are referred to as premium solar, because they look better and provide better aesthetics to a house, and they have higher efficiency. In monocrystalline panels, the silicon is formed into bars and cut into wafers. The cell consists of a single crystal, thus, the electrons that generate a flow of electricity generally have more room to move. This is what causes the monocrystalline panels to be more efficient. Yes, monocrystalline panels are more efficient than their polycrystalline counterparts.

Polycrystalline solar panels: These solar panels are multi-crystalline or many-crystal silicon. typically have lower efficiencies than monocrystalline solar panels. The advantage of poly panels is their price, as they are cheaper than monocrystalline, thus making them more affordable.

Color: Polycrystalline panels have a blue hue. Monocrystalline panels have a black hue.

High-Density: Polycrystalline panels have a high power density.

Which solar panel is the right one for you?

Which solar panel is the right one for you

In selecting the right solar panels for your home or business, you must consider the following factors:

  1. Price
  2. Panel Efficiency
  3. Size of Solar Panel System
  4. Solar Harvest
  5. Sun Exposure
  6. Roof Space
  7. PV Layout
  8. Number of Panels
  9. Roof Aesthetics
  10. Warranty

After weighing out the advantages and disadvantages, and prioritizing them in accordance to what is important for you, your home, or your business, then you can make the right decision on whether to go mono or poly.

Choosing the right solar partner

Choosing the right solar partner

With the right solar partner such as Solaric, the focus will be on the homeowner: to provide clean sustainable energy systems that are economically sensible and environmentally sound. Solaric selects and builds solar systems and solar panels in the Philippines that are affordable, energy efficient, reliable, cost-effective, and provides the best value to clients.

Turn on the sun

Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar and remains the number one choice for corporate and industrial solar projects in the Philippines. Call Solaric at 0917.860.3141 or 5040092, or send an email to or visit for more details.


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