Choosing the Right Solar Panel

by | Oct 7, 2020 | news | 0 comments

You’ve decided to make the switch into solar energy! Congrats. Now comes the tricky part of choosing the right panels.There are many brands and models to choose from but a few factors to keep in mind, other than cost. A solar panel system is a long term investment, hence there are many aspects other than the price that you should take into account.

Just like buying car parts, all parts are not interchangeable, ensuring that you must stick with one brand. Be careful of mixing and matching panels. While it can be done, solar system efficiency is greatly affected by it. Choosing the right brand for you from the get go, will be a game changer in the long run.

Technology Type

Solar panels utilize three different types of technologies; monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin film amorphous solar cells. Most solar panels for today’s homes use monocrystalline or polycrystalline. Monocrystalline panels are very efficient and also very expensive. They come in a basic, uniform look. Polycrystalline panels are cheaper, however, they are also less effective than mono. Their look tends to be blue and broken. Polycrystalline panels are the most popular solar panels out there.


Take into account the size of the solar energy system that you will need. The size will depend on how large your home is and how much energy you will need. It is important to install a solar panel system that is big enough to power all your appliances, while ensuring you have the physical space for it. The physical size of the panel will vary depending on how powerful the system is (the more Watts, the bigger) and the type of solar cells used to build the panel.

Energy Efficiency

Solar panel efficiency is how much of the light the panel receives is converted into electrical energy and hence, how much power your system will generate. The more efficient, the better (and more expensive). It is not always the best choice to get the biggest and most efficient solar panel, since you might end up spending more money than you should to cover your energy needs. It is important to assess your requirements and not underestimate or over estimate your needs. Talking to a professional will be your best bet when determining what you need.

At Solarwyse, we offer top-notch solar panels and professional installation. You’ll be able to receive the eco-friendly and sustainable solar panels that you want at a price you can afford.