Monocrystalline Solar Panels
Made of monocrystalline silicon, this type of panel can be recognised by its uniform dark look and rounded edges. Thanks to the silicon’s high purity, this type of panel has high efficiency rates.
Compared to other panel types currently available, monocrystalline panels have a higher power output, occupy less space and last the longest.
Polycrystalline Solar Panels
This type of panel has square cells and a blue, sometimes speckled look. Polycrystalline solar panels are made by melting raw silicon. This is a faster and cheaper process then the one used for monocrystalline panels.
This results in lower cost lighting units. However, the cost saving is offset by lower efficiency. Polycrystalline panels have a shorter lifespan and are more effected by hot temperatures.