Monocrystalline Solar Panels

Monocrystalline PV Solar Panels

Features, Advantages & Disadvantages of Monocrystalline Solar Panels

Monocrystalline Solar Panel – Features

  • Are produced using the Czochralski method where a silicon placed in a vat of molten silicon.
  • This forms a silicon ingot that is cylindrical in shape.
  • It then cut into 4 wafers which gives monocrystalline solar panels there unique look.
  • The Czochralski method is a slower method that produces a higher level of silicon purity which gives Monocrystalline panels and edge in efficiency and long term durability over polycrystalline panels.
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Monocrystalline Solar Panel – Advantages

  • Performs better in high heat environments like Florida
  • Perform better in low light situations
  • Pleasing sleek and ecstatic look
  • Average panel efficiency 15 -20% means fewer panels needed
  • Average Solar Panel degradation of .36% a year
  • Higher purity level of Silicon improves durability and degradation
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Monocrystalline Solar Panels – Disadvantages

  • There is more wasted silicon in the manufacturing process
  • They are more expensive upfront but cheaper in the long run

Three Types Of Solar Inverters

Photovoltaic String Inverter

Micro Inverter

String Inverter w/ Power Optimizers