Not every solar panel system is a “one-size-fits-all” option. Everyone’s homes and properties are different and unique. This includes how we use electricity. If you want to switch to solar power, you’re going to need a system customized to your special home. But what is the most efficient kind of solar panel for your home? Which kind of panel would best fit your house? Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. Some will be a better fit for you than others. Here are some different kinds of solar panel options to explore.
Monocrystalline solar panels are highly efficient because their solar cells are a single cut of silicon. They are black solar panels. They perform very well in areas with high heat and low light. The higher efficiency comes at a higher price, however. Monocrystalline solar panels are a good fit for homeowners with limited space to place their system. And those who want to maximize power bill savings.
Polycrystalline, also known as multi-crystalline, are more affordable than their monocrystalline counterparts. However, they are also slightly less efficient. Their solar cells are made up of multiple cuts of silicon molded together. This makes them more affordable to produce. These blue panels are a good fit for homeowners with a lot of space or property to install a system on.
Thin-film panels are a great fit for boats or RVs. They are made by depositing a thin layer of conductive material onto a backing plate made of either plastic or glass. They are the most affordable option. But they are much less efficient than mono- or polycrystalline solar panels. And their thin flexibility makes them great for the non-flat surfaces of RVs and boats.
If you still aren’t sure which kind of solar panel would be the most efficient for your home, call for a free consultation with one of our solar representatives. We’d be happy to discuss your options. You can also schedule an in-home appointment for us to analyze your home. We can narrow down your solar panel options and decide which ones would be the most efficient for you.