Polycrystalline solar panel vs Monocrystalline solar panel

Time: 2021-04-23 Source:EastLux

Solar panels reduce monthly electricity bills to add value to your housing and reduce energy consumption. Monocrystalline solar panels and polysilicon solar panels are different in performance and cost, and which type can meet your needs?

Monocrystalline solar panel and polycrystalline solar panel difference?

Solar panels use solar cells to capture solar energy and convert them into electrical energy. Solar cells consist of raw silicon wafers in shape. Solar panels have multiple types, each type of execution, which is attributed to capturing solar energy and converts it into electrical energy. The real difference is the composition of the technology used to perform this function: the type of silicon in solar cells.

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Monocrystalline solar panel

Monocrystalline solar panels are generally considered high-quality solar products. Monocrystalline silicon solar cells are made of monocrystalline silicon, which has a uniform structure and high purity. Compared with polycrystalline solar cells, this has higher efficiency and a black appearance. But his current cost is slightly higher than polycrystalline.

Polycrystalline solar panel

Polysilicon solar panels typically have lower efficiency than single crystal silicon solar panels, but their advantages are low prices. In addition, the polycrystalline solar panel tends to have a blue tone instead of a single crystal panel. The silicon in the polycrystalline solar panel comes from a variety of sources, which presents uneven blue. Due to the use of a small amount of silicon, the manufacturing process is easier and wasteful.

What is the service life of polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar panels?

When we talk about the life of solar panels, we are referring to the time during which the solar panels can generate electricity at the lowest efficiency level. Solar panels can be used for decades, but their energy output will steadily decline over time. Compared with polycrystalline panels, single-crystalline panels are expected to produce higher efficiency in a longer period of time, but this technology is not enough to accurately illustrate this point. Our East Lux Solar Panel guarantees the performance of the first ten years and the efficiency covering the first 25 years.

Which is better: monocrystalline solar panels or polycrystalline silicon solar panels?

Monocrystalline solar panels can generate more energy than polycrystalline solar panels, have higher efficiency, and can maintain this lead content for a long time. This means that Monocrystalline panels can make better use of the limited space on the roof than polycrystalline panels. However, the current price of monocrystalline panels is higher than that of polycrystalline panels.

Advantages and disadvantages of mono solar panels


1. The efficiency of monocrystalline solar panels is currently the highest

2. They usually convert with higher efficiency.

3. This high efficiency means that they produce more power per square foot, so they are very space-saving.

4. Many people find that its uniformity and black are more beautiful than the blue (sometimes mottled pattern) of the polycrystalline panel.

5. They have a long life.

6. Monocrystalline solar panels are often more effective in warm weather. As the temperature increases, the performance will decrease, but compared with polycrystalline solar panels, the performance will decrease.



The cost of monocrystalline solar panels is higher than that of polycrystalline solar panels.


Advantages and disadvantages of polycrystalline solar panels



The process used to manufacture polysilicon is simpler and lower in cost.



1. Their conversion efficiency is not as good as that of monocrystalline solar panels. To

2. There are more changes in the manufacturing process.

3. The efficiency is lower than single panel.

4. Because of their spotted blue appearance, they are not so aesthetically satisfactory.

5. Because of their lower efficiency, they are less space-saving because they generate less power per square foot.


Buy monocrystalline solar panels

This is a list of the best monocrystalline solar panels.



570W~590W High Efficient Monocrystalline Solar Panel

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East Lux Energy's latest high-efficiency module has an efficiency of 21.11% even in low light and cloudy weather. Additional features include 9 bus bars, 144 battery cells and a 25-year performance guarantee.


525W-540W Bifacial Monocrystalline Solar Panel


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East Lux's latest double-sided solar module, when the double-sided solar module is installed on a roof with high reflectivity, the power of the solar panel can be increased by nearly 30%. Additional features include 11 bus bars, 156 battery cells and a 25-year performance guarantee.


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East Lux's latest all-black half-cell module series can be designed to meet the needs of advanced aesthetics without sacrificing the power output of home and commercial rooftop installations. The all-black module uses a series of large-area wafers and half-cut units, which can provide a power output of up to 435W, and the module conversion efficiency is 19.69%.


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