What solar panels best suit your home?
HAVE you ever wanted to get solar panels, but weren’t sure of what type to choose?
Well, perhaps with a bit of background information, you’ll be able to decide what will best suit your situation.
There are usually only three main types.
The first are monocrystalline solar panels.
According to Solar Power Authority, monocrystalline solar panels use silicon as photovoltaic material, which draws direct current energy from the sun.
These silicon bars are of a very high purity, mounted into a grid, making them very efficient and able to perform well in low lighting.
Solar Power Authority mentions these panels are also best for houses that have limited roof space.
The next type are polycrystalline solar panels.
These panels are much cheaper as the silicon is melted and poured into squares, which reduces a lot of production waste and is environmentally friendly.
However, as a result, polycrystalline cells are less efficient and don’t do as well as monocrystalline cells in low lighting.
The last type are thin-film solar panels.
Solar Power Authority states how these panels are not made of silicon, and instead cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium selenide or organic photovoltaic cells, making them a cheap option.
Thin-film panels aren’t as efficient as both monocrystalline or polycrystalline, but they’re great in low lighting.
Unfortunately, they also need a large amount of space, making them impractical for homes with limited space.
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