What types of Solar Panels are available?
There are many types of Solar Panels in today's market. However, we will highlight the three most common types: monocrystalline solar panels, polycrystalline solar panels and thin film solar panels.
Polycrystalline solar panels
Polycrystalline solar panels contain several crystal silicones in a single PV cell that tend to have a lower heat tolerance. These Solar Panels are more affordable than Monocrystalline solar panels; however, they are less efficient in comparison and require more roof space.
Monocrystalline solar panels
Monocrystalline solar panels contain monocrystalline solar cells, which are best in areas where space is limited because they produce more electricity on a smaller scale than polycrystalline panels. They can maximise the amount of energy in areas of lower sunlight - such as areas with frequent cloud, shade, or sun blockages such as trees or tall buildings.
Thin film solar panels
Thin film solar panels are slightly less efficient than Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline Solar Panels; however the manufacturers use thin layers of photovoltaic material, which is put into a substrate, such as metal, plastic or glass. They are great for installation on buses or boats as they are lightweight and provide easy and inexpensive installation. They are a great way to lower your carbon footprint without being heavy, cumbersome, or immobile.