Updated: Apr 3
The solar revolution has swept the globe, and India, like other countries, has jumped on board to help make the world a greener place. However, lowering your electricity costs to save money is another important reason why solar energy has recently gained popularity. Various laws are also being established to encourage individuals to use solar power and other renewable energy sources.
The solar industry is booming as a result of this recent turn of events. To exploit this opportunity, a number of companies have entered the solar industry. Every year, new technologies are developed, notably in the solar module market, to maximize the amount of energy transmitted by the sun. Manufacturers of solar modules are introducing technologies such as polycrystalline, monocrystalline, mono-perc half cut, bifacial, and others. For those without an electrical/electronics background, these technologies are difficult to comprehend. For those considering establishing a solar power plant, deciding which solar modules to use has become a major concern. So, to break it down, the following elements regarding various technologies are discussed, which will assist you in deciding which solar panels to use when establishing a solar power plant.
1) Polycrystalline Solar Panels: Polycrystalline panels have many silicon crystals. As a result, they feature solar panels with a blue tint. They are currently frequently employed in the solar industry.
Pros: They are the most extensively utilized and cost-effective.
The efficiency is only 17 percent. When compared to other solar panel technologies, energy generation per square foot is lower.
Conclusion: Choose this category of solar panels if you have greater room and a limited budget.
2) Monocrystalline Solar Panels: Monocrystalline solar panels are made up of just one silicon crystal. They have a dark blue hue to them that is quite appealing.
Advantages: Higher efficiency (18%-19%) than polycrystalline solar panels.
Cons: Expensive compared to polycrystalline modules.
Conclusion: Choose this category of solar panels if you want to establish a higher-capacity power plant and are willing to invest a little more.
3) Mono-Perc Half Cut Solar Panels: These panels have a Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact technology. When compared to poly and mono modules, they are more efficient. The Perc layer behind the solar cells reflects the rays back onto the cells from the backside, creating extra energy and enhancing overall efficiency in the process.
Advantages: High efficiency of up to 21%. When compared to other solar panel technologies, energy generation per square foot is higher. In the summer, the heat coefficient is high, which increases efficiency.
Cons: Expensive compared to poly and mono modules.
Conclusion: Choose this category of solar panels if you have limited space and live in a hot and arid climate.
4) Bifacial Solar Panels: Unlike regular solar panels, which only have solar cells on one side of the module, bifacial solar panels feature solar cells on both sides of the module. They are now the most efficient solar panels on the market.
Pros: Up to a 27 percent increase in efficiency. When compared to other solar panel technologies, energy generation per square foot is higher.
Cons: The most expensive solar panel technology available.
Conclusion: If you want the most up-to-date technology in solar panels and are prepared to pay a higher price, this is the solar panel to choose.
The table below shows a simple comparison of the energy generation differences between polycrystalline and mono-perc half-cut solar panels.
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