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How to pick the right solar panel for your home solar PV system?

Leca

April 22, 2021

5 Mins read

If you are thinking of installing a solar power PV system at your place, you’ll definitely be searching
online for the right solar panel that fits your requirement.
Well, we know there are plenty of factors to weigh-in before finalising the panel. Therefore, we have
included all those in this article.
Here are some of the solar finance options and the pros and cons of each :

What are the different types of solar panels?

There are 3 main types of solar panels. They vary in their efficiency and the prices but each one of these is made up of crystalline silicon cells

1. Monocrystalline

Also known as the single-crystalline solar panels, these panels are made up of one crystalline structure. Their panel energy efficiency is marked as one of the highest in the industry as they convert 15%-21% of the absorbed solar energy into usable electricity.

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2. Polycrystalline

Also known as multi-crystalline, these solar panels have considerably lower silicon purity than
monocrystalline solar panels. Therefore their panel efficiency is also less at about 13%-16% which makes them more affordable and less efficient.

What factors should you focus primarily upon while selecting
a solar panel?

The best solar panels are ranked while considering the following factors:

1. Panel Efficiency

Solar Panel Efficiency indicates the quality of the module and its performance throughout the span of 25 years. More efficient solar panels have the lowest degree of degradation, take up less of your roof space and perform well in adverse conditions.

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2. Performance

Typically, the performance ratio of a solar panel is about 80% which also includes the level of degradation after 25 years. Always opt for the manufacturer that provides performance guarantee of the solar panel after 25 years. All the good panels have a higher output ratio after 25 years.

3. Warranties

Many people confuse between the performance warranty and the product warranty. Product warranties range from 10 years to performance warranty is 25 years. If a company is prepared to provide a longer product warranty, it’s normally an indication that they are producing a higher quality panel.

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4. Presence

While buying a solar panel, always check the manufacturer’s Australian presence with offices and representatives on the ground. The warranty claims will be easier then.

5. Value for Money

It is an important yet subjective factor to take care of. Value is an important consideration, but ensuring you are buying a good quality panel that will not let you down is more important.

 

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