Types of Solar Panels
Geo Green Power offers two main types of solar panel for our installations: monocrystalline solar cells and polycrystalline solar cells. The type of panel used is a key component of your solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, and while the two look very similar there some important differences between them. If you are interested in learning which kind of solar panel might be best for you, please do not hesitate to contact us today for more details from our highly experienced staff.
Monocrystalline solar panels
Monocrystalline (or mono) solar panels are made from thin silicon wafers, which are cut into a recognisable cylindrical shape, taken from artificially-grown crystals. Each wafer is made from a single crystal which means that they are more expensive to make, but they typically offer the highest efficiency rates of all solar PV panels. Efficiency rates for this type of panel are usually between 15 and 24%.
They may also have benefits including a longer lifespan than other kinds of panel and being more space-efficient as they yield the highest amount of power, meaning you will require fewer of them for the same output.
Polycrystalline solar panels
Polycrystalline (or poly) solar panels are also made from silicon wafers from artificially-grown crystals, but rather than being taken from a single source they are made using many interlocking crystals. Visually they are distinguishable from mono panels as they are cut in rectangular shapes. This type of solar panel is cheaper but typically offers slightly lower efficiency: around 13 to 18%.
Choosing the right panel for you
If you are not sure which kind of solar PV panel is right for you, please get in contact with us today. Our friendly team of specialists would be happy to discuss the different options available with you to help you make the right decision for your installation. Call us directly on 0800 988 3188 or fill in our quick online enquiry form and we will get back to you promptly.
Our Solar Panel Suppliers
Geo Green Power insist on using the best types of Solar Panels teamed with the best Solar Panel technology available for all of our installations. Below is a small selection of the Tier 1 Types of solar panels we use.
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