Finding the right position of installation of the panel is paramount in determining the overall performance of the solar panel. In this case, it is widely advisable to fix the panels facing more to the south for optimal lighting conditions required for maximum efficiency. High ambient temperatures to relatively weak or diffuse lighting conditions are said to be harmful or insignificant respectively when it comes to the performance of the solar modules.
Installation And Maintenance Of The Polycrystalline Solar Panels
Using the mounting system, the polycrystalline solar system could be mounted with less needed labor thus saving time and resources.
Taking into account the prevailing climatic conditions and the performance requirements of the solar panel, it is generally cheaper and less cost effective to maintain these panels.
Polycrystalline Solar Panels On Flat Roofs And Open Spaces
They are preferred largely for use specifically on large roofs and solar parks given their advantageous value in terms of lower price and lower maintenance costs as compared to the efficient monocrystalline solar panels.
Even with their slightly lower efficiency compared to their monocrystalline counterparts, quite a considerable number of the polycrystalline solar panels, slightly higher than that of the monocrystalline panels, could be installed for the same price thus kind of maximizing their output, overshadowing their less efficiency factor.
Aging And Degradation Of The Polycrystalline Solar Panels
The wear and tear associated with any man made electronic, as in this case the solar panel, is considerably low since this panels are extremely strong and have a long life span guaranteed by their manufacturers to be close to thirty years.
Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
In the year 1981, an invention of the first solar panel based on the polycrystalline silicon was introduced to the market. These panels did not require Czochralski process like the monocrystalline based panels. In their manufacture, raw silicon is melted and poured into square mold that is cooled and cut into perfect square wafers.
This process proved to be less costly in terms of production cost and consequently emitted less silicon waste compared to the monocrystalline process.
Best solar panel type for home use.
- Limited Space
With crystalline-based solar panels, one will never go wrong especially considering the amount of space up for use in installation. They also provide a wide range of choice in terms of sizes ranging from a hundred and eighty to two hundred and twenty watts solar panels of the same physical size compared to thin film solar panels.
With most of the disadvantages, the thin film panel may come out to be the cheapest considering lowest costs per rated power as compared to both the mono and polycrystalline panels.