The technology has also not stood still in the solar power industry. You used to have one type of solar panel, the well-known blue panels. There are now various types of solar panels. Which types are the most common and what exactly is the difference between these types of panels?

Different types of solar panels
Difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels
There are two types of photovoltaic solar panels: monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels. In other words, black or blue solar panels. The difference between the two is in the production process. Now it becomes technical: solar cells contain silicon, which forms crystals. With polycrystalline solar panels, these stand out like fans, making it easier to absorb light from the environment. With monocrystalline solar panels, the crystals all point in the same direction. This makes them produce better with direct radiation.

Mono-crystalline and polycrystalline solar panels

Taken over a year, the difference in yield of both types of panels is zero. The better functioning of the poly’s with diffuse light is realized by the monos when the sun shines directly on the solar panels. Which panel is preferred is often a matter of taste. The mono-crystalline solar panels often have a black finish, the polycrystalline solar panels often have a blue color. Because the two types are equivalent in terms of production, guarantees and lifespan, it is often only considered whether the additional price of the mono-crystalline panels suits your taste.

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