Poly VS. Mono

Polycrystalline VS. Monocrystalline

Solar Cells

The main differences between the types of solar cells on the market.

Polycrystalline (Left) , Monocrystalline (Right) Solar Cells.

Polycrystalline

Multi-Crystal Silicon Solar Cells


Polycrystalline Blue Multi-Crystal Solar Panel

Comparison

  • Cost: Low Cost
  • Efficiency: Low-Mid Efficiency
  • Aesthetics: Blue Cells
  • Longevity: 25+ Years
  • Manufacturers: Hanwha, Kyocera, Hyundai, Trina

 

Monocrystalline

Singe-Crystal Silicon Solar Cells


Monocrystalline Black Single-Crystal Solar Panel

Comparison

  • Cost: Higher Cost
  • Efficiency: High Efficiency
  • Aesthetics: Black / Blue Cells
  • Longevity: 25+ Years
  • Manufacturers: SolarWorld, Canadian Solar, LG, AstroEnergy