Green Energy,  Solar Panel

Monocrystalline vs. Polycrystalline Solar Panels

If you are looking to buy a solar panel, you will come across many types of solar panels and have to decide which one is the right one for your need and budget. Below are some advantages and disadvantages of the monocrystalline versus the polycrystalline solar panels.

MonycrystallineMonocrystalline Solar PanelAdvantages

  • High efficiency – made of the highest-grade silicon
  • Since it yields the highest power, it requires the least amount of space compared to other types of solar panels for the same amount of energy produced
  • Longest solar panel lifespans on the market
  • Monocrystalline Panels look better and more uniform than the Polyscrystalline Solar Panels


  • Typically one of the more costly solar panels on the market due to the quality
  • If the solar panel is partially covered, it might stop working
  • A large amount of silicon is wasted because of the way the Monocrystalline solar panel is created


Polycrystalline Solar Panel


  • In general, it costs less than the Monocrystalline solar panel
  • It’s simpler to create, therefore less waste is generated


  • Polycrystalline solar panels are less energy-efficient, because it has lower silicon purity
  • It has lower space-efficiency therefore it needs larger surface to produce the same amount of electrical power as the Monocrystalline Solar Panel
  • Monocrystalline Panels are typically bulkier and less attractive than the Polycrystalline Panels

At ALEKO® Products we offer some of the best Monocrystalline and Polyscrystalline solar panels on the market. You can find them by going to the website and search for solar panel. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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