Monocrystalline Solar Panels for Homes in San Diego
Monocrystalline is the oldest variety of home solar system panel that we install atop or aside San Diego properties. Made of a type of naturally occurring crystalline silicon, these solar panels are created from a single continuous crystal structure. Monocrystalline residential solar panels are easy to identify as their panels are a single, flat color. Residential solar panel designs that use monocrystalline boast the highest efficiency rates and are space efficient. Because of their stability, most manufacturers have warranties that last a few decades—though they often continue to serve San Diego property owners for much longer.
Solar Panels in San Diego That Use Polycrystalline
Polycrystalline home solar systems were once considered inferior to monocrystalline panels because they were deemed to be less efficient. However, they have gained traction amongst San Diego property owners in recent year because their method of production makes them less expensive and they are only slightly less efficient than their monocrystalline counterparts. This type of panel tends to have a bluish hue, unlike monocrystalline which are almost always black. They aren’t formed from a single crystal like monocrystalline, instead many fragments are formed together with silicon.
Thin Film Home Solar Systems in San Diego
As far as solar power system technology in San Diego goes, thin film is in its infancy stage. Thin film is easy to identify as panels made from this material are solid black, created by depositing a photovoltaic substance onto a solid surface. They have the reputation of having the lowest efficiency of solar power systems but that is only because they require more space to produce the equivalent as their counterparts. These panels, however, are the least expensive option available to San Diego property owners, even when factoring in the extra panels needed for them to yield a significant amount of energy.