With a lot of solar panels in the market, how will you know which one is for you?
The improvement in solar technology has caused a variety and wide range of solar cell technologies to spawn in the market. In the Philippines, there are 2 major types of solar panels commonly offered by solar providers: the polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar panels. How do they differ from each other?
Polycrystalline Solar Panels
As derived from the word poly, the polycrystalline solar panels are made up of multiple pieces of silicon that are mixed together to form a solar cell. Because of the differences in the surface due to the process on how it is made, polycrystalline solar panels give off a blue color. Since they are made up of multiple silicon crystals, the space for electrons to move around become less, making this kind of panels less efficient in heat and low-light conditions compared to its counterpart.
On a bright side, since they produce less waster material and therefore definitely easier and simpler to produce, the polycrystalline solar panels cost less and is a popular choice for solar clients who are conscious on their budget.
Monocrystalline Solar Panels
Monocrystalline solar panels are derived from a single silicon crystalline which gives off its uniform and black hue appearance. These panels are made up of pure cells which makes them highly efficient even in higher temperatures or low-light conditions.
The production of monocrystalline solar panels is more time consuming and complex. It produces more waste material since every silicon are cut into squares and trimmed off to create the famous cell shape we know about. Hence, it is more expensive compared to the polycrystalline solar panels
So what should you choose?
Both polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar panels have its own set of pros and cons. Are you leaning more in aesthetics of black and blue or panel efficiency? Do you want more energy and space efficient solar panels or stick to your current budget and financial options?
While both panels differ in a lot of aspects and may cater to more to one factor than the other, polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar panels will still perform their intended purpose of harvesting the sun’s energy for you and are guaranteed to have a long lifespan and 25-year power output production. Definitely, a win-win return of investment in 5 years for a typical Solaric grid tie system.
Turning on the sun
At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.
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