Mono Crystalline Solar Panels
These have been in use for more than 50 years and are perfect in situations where a limited number of solar panels are used. Mono panels are known to be long lasting and slow to degradation, between 0.25% and 0.5% annually.
Poly Crystalline Solar Panels
They are more or less like mono crystalline panels. However, they are cheaper and less powerful as they require more panels to produce the same level of energy efficiently as that of the mono crystalline solar panels.
Thin Film Solar Panels
Unlike the mono crystalline solar panels, thin film solar panels have been in use for just a little over a decade. Contrary to their name, they are larger in size than the other two solar panels and prove to be more efficient when it’s very hot. Usually, solar panels are installed on rooftops and in case this proves to be impossible because of factors like the poor roof position, there are other options that can save the situation. For instance, if there’s availability of open space, a ground mounted system would be advisable in this case. If this option turns out not to be viable, solar awnings can be installed or solar panels can be incorporated into a carport design.