The decision to move to solar power is a big one. The choice itself is not as straightforward as you might expect, there are many smaller choices to make along the journey. one of the most important decisions to make is the type of solar panel to use, as both panels have upsides and downsides.
There are two kinds of solar panel, namely Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline. These two vary in looks, efficiency and cost. Both are appropriate depending on what you need for your space.
Polycrystalline solar panels
Polycrystalline solar panels are made with silicone that has been fragmented and melted together. Polycrystalline solar panels are cheaper than Monocrystalline however they don’t perform quite as well, they are also the most noticeable of all the panels and will stick out on your roof. The price point and performance of Polycrystalline solar panels make it suitable for those looking to achieve some solar power, but its lower performance makes it an unviable option for an exclusive move to solar power.
Monocrystalline solar panels.
Monocrystalline solar panels are unique because their cells are made in a way that lets them produce more electricity. Monocrystalline solar panels are more expensive but offer more solar power and will last you much longer. The aspect of Monocrystalline that really sold it to us was its ability to function even in the shade, most solar panels will save little or no power when they don’t have direct contact with the sun.
For us, the choice to go for Monocrystalline panels was an obvious one. The vision for the move to solar has always been rooted in our desire to be independent, the recent state of the country’s electrical grid only reinforced our goal to get onto our own grid and for that Monocrystalline panels were the best choice, the extra price was worth the comfort it offers us in its reliability over time. These panels will save and produce more power than other panels for years longer, which fit our ideals.
The solar panel you want depends entirely on your needs. Do you want to just heat your pool? Go for the cheaper option in Polycrystalline panels. Do you want to become the master of your own power? Then Monocrystalline panels are your best choice.
Thinking of making the move to solar power? Contact us today!