There are two common domestic solar panels:
- Monocrystalline PV panels
- Polycrystalline PV panels
There are of course more types of solar panels, but these are the most common domestic solar panels.
Monocrystalline PV panels are cut from a single cut of silicon, which makes it easier for electricity to flow through the cell. They also perform better in high temperature and shaded environments. All of the above makes them the most efficient type of panels, but they are also the most expensive type of panels.
Polycrystalline PV panels are multiple silicon fragments that are melted together to form one large cell. This makes it harder for electricity to flow through the cell thus making it less efficient than monocrystalline PV panels. However, it is easier to manufacture than other solar panels and thus makes them more affordable than other solar panels.
There are many advantages to using solar panels. One of the many is that solar energy is a renewable energy source. It is available as long as the sun is shining somewhere and is an energy source that we cannot run out of. The use of solar panels is . By using solar energy, you are decreasing your carbon footprint. Another major benefit is that it reduces electricity bills. Once you overcome the installation costs, you will start to save money as a result of the reduced costs of electricity. Another upside of solar panel is that the maintenance cost is low which means you are saving even more money. The system requires little cleaning and there are no moving parts which means that there is likely to be no wearing down of any part of the system.