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What are the three types of solar panel?

When it comes to choosing solar panels for your home, there are three main types that you can find on the market:

- Monocrystalline

- Polycrystalline

- Thin film panels

Each type of solar panel comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Below, we’ve ranked how each panel performs depending on its affordability, efficiency, appearance, and lifespan.

Solar panel installations are suitable in most properties. PV panels work more efficiently on S / SE / SW facing roofs. Your internal electrical installation may need upgraded too. If you do not have a suitable roof we can offer a ground, wall or bespoke mounting system.

EB Solar will inform you of all these factors in your free estimation. Contact Us


Solar Panel types

Monocrystalline

These are usually what most people visualise when thinking of solar panels. The uniform black octagons, contrasting a white background, give the panels a sleeker aesthetic – giving it a very clean and crisp look.


Polycrystalline

Rather than being cut into octagons, these cells are cut into squares. This leaves less room for the white background to show through, giving a more solid appearance. They generally have a more blue sheen to them, however, which is worth considering.


Thin film

These slim bendable panels are sheets of sheer black. Due to their flexibility, they can be fitted around curved surfaces, and don’t show any contrasting colours, therefore standing out the least. It should also be noted that, while thin-film solar panels are flexible, they do generally require a good deal more space to fully optimize their output.


Solar panel installations are suitable in most properties. PV panels work more efficiently on S / SE / SW facing roofs. Your internal electrical installation may need upgraded too. If you do not have a suitable roof we can offer a ground, wall or bespoke mounting system. EB Solar will inform you of all these factors in your free estimation. Contact Us

Summary

Fossil fuel resources, such as crude oil and natural gas, are estimated to die out within the next 50 years. Despite some countries still pushing for these sky-clogging energy sources, the only real, sustainable way for us to move forward is with renewable energy.

Solar energy has the potential to lead us to a better future with cleaner air, more jobs, and less harm to the environment. 

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