3 Common Types ofSolar Electricity Panels:A Closer Look
Installing solar electricity panels inyour home is a great way to reduceyour monthly electric bill and at thesame time, mi...
If you live in an area that receives lots of sunlight allthroughout the year, you should consider setting up apanel system...
Today, there are different types of solar panels thatare available on the market. The most common ofthem are crystalline s...
Crystalline silicon panels, or c-Si, are perhaps the mostpopular among those who are using solar for home.According to rec...
Monocrystalline panels are said to be the most efficientwhen it comes to converting solar energy to electricity.Because th...
Thin-film solar cells, meanwhile, are made of severalthin layers of photovoltaic material. This particular typeof solar el...
As the name implies, building integratedphotovoltaics or BIPV can be built within your home.They can replace the walls, ro...
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Installing solar electricity panels in your home is a great way to reduce your monthly electric bill and at the same time, minimise your carbon footprint. It has many long-term benefits and although it can be relatively expensive at first, your initial investments will definitely pay off in no time. What’s more, unlike traditional sources of energy, solar power is greener and renewable. It doesn’t cause air or noise pollution, which is why more and more people across the globe are using solar for home.

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3 common types of solar electricity panels a closer look

  1. 1. 3 Common Types ofSolar Electricity Panels:A Closer Look
  2. 2. Installing solar electricity panels inyour home is a great way to reduceyour monthly electric bill and at thesame time, minimise your carbonfootprint. It has many long-termbenefits and although it can berelatively expensive at first, yourinitial investments will definitelypay off in no time. What’s more,unlike traditional sources of energy,solar power is greener andrenewable. It doesn’t cause air ornoise pollution, which is why moreand more people across the globeare using solar for home.
  3. 3. If you live in an area that receives lots of sunlight allthroughout the year, you should consider setting up apanel system in your home. This way, you can producegreener energy for your daily needs. However, if youhave no prior experience with solar electricity panels,choosing the right solar cells for home use can beconfusing for you. Therefore, it is best that you equipyourself with proper knowledge before you make apurchase.
  4. 4. Today, there are different types of solar panels thatare available on the market. The most common ofthem are crystalline silicon panels, thin-film panels,and building integrated photovoltaics. Each type hasits own strengths and weaknesses. As such, it’s bestthat you determine exactly what your needs are beforeyou make a purchase.  This way, you can install asystem that fits your budget and take full advantage ofusing solar energy at home.
  5. 5. Crystalline silicon panels, or c-Si, are perhaps the mostpopular among those who are using solar for home.According to recent reports, over 90% of shipments ofcrystalline silicon panels made by US manufacturers in2011 are for the residential sector. There are two typesof c-Si panels: monocrystalline and polycrystalline.
  6. 6. Monocrystalline panels are said to be the most efficientwhen it comes to converting solar energy to electricity.Because they are made of the highest grade of silicon,they require the least amount of roof space. Itsdownside, however, is that monocrystalline panels canbe more expensive than other types of solar panels.Polycrystalline panels, on the other hand, have anefficiency rate of 13% to 16%. They are less expensiveand more aesthetically pleasing. However, they requiremore roof space.
  7. 7. Thin-film solar cells, meanwhile, are made of severalthin layers of photovoltaic material. This particular typeof solar electricity panels is said to be easier toproduce, which is why it is considerably cheaper thancrystalline-based solar cells. However, thin-film solarcells are not really that suited for home use, especially ifyou live in the suburbs, because they need more openspace to set up
  8. 8. As the name implies, building integratedphotovoltaics or BIPV can be built within your home.They can replace the walls, roofs, and windows ofyour house. While they look good and can help yousave space, many homeowners tend to shy away fromthem. As you might have probably guessed, you’llneed a huge amount of money to integrate thesesolar electricity panels in your home.

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