Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Panels
What are Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Panels?
When choosing what kind of solar panel to get, many people often have questions about the different materials used to make solar panels. We are here to clear up some of the confusion. You can get solar panels from Skyline Energy Savers in the varieties of monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, thin film, and BIPV.
What is monocrystalline silicon, and why do I want it for my solar panels?
Monocrystalline silicon is a substance used in electronics production, which has a very high conductivity. Silicon often has a grainy texture, and grain boundaries cause errors and inefficiencies when considering electronics. The structure of monocrystalline silicon, on the other hand, is completely smooth and unified, making it the ideal material for electronics, and also for solar energy cells.
Monocrystalline silicon is also known as single-crystal silicon, and is the primary substance on which the electronics advances in technology for the past few decades have been built.
When used in solar cells, monocrystalline silicon, or single-crystal silicon, has the highest rate of conduction and therefore the highest efficiency of any of the solar panel materials. Monocrystalline silicon solar panels have an efficiency of up to 21%, as compared to 10% for other kinds of solar panels. However, they are also the most expensive kinds of solar panels. Therefore we recommend doing a cost-benefit analysis when choosing whether to get monocrystalline silicon solar panels or another kind of solar panel. With 21% efficiency, monocrystalline silicon solar panels will give you the most energy out of your solar panels, but the importance of this depends on the situation in which you will be putting your solar panels. For instance, if your solar panels will be installed in an incredibly sunny location that hardly ever gets rain, you may be able to get away with the cheaper option, but you will have to weigh the cost of the additional panels you would have to buy with the cost of the better solar panels.