Mono vs. poly-crystalline Solar Panel

While installing solar panel it is like a headache to choose from monocrystalline vs. polycrystalline. Both monocrystalline and polycrystalline are solar power panel, made of silicon and work on same __. Mono crystal solar panels are made out of highly pure single piece silicon. While on the other hand, poly crystal solar panel are made out of fragments of silicon which were melted together to form the wafer. People are often confuse when it comes to buy a solar panel. So, here we are going to tell you which is the the best solar panel in monocrystalline vs. polycrystalline.

Monocrystalline and polycrystaline solar panel
Monocrystalline and polycrystaline solar panel

All Types of Solar Panel

Many types of solar panel are invented, but there are there successful types of solar panel. These solar panels are different from each other on the basis of their formation, their efficiency, their color and their cost.

And out of above three types, mono and poly-crystalline solar panels are best to use for home in India. Thin film solar panels are rarely available in India as no one manufacture this except china.

Polycrystalline solar panels

Polycrystalline solar panel are also called multi-crystalline or many-crystal silicon panels. Many silicon crystal are melted together to form the wafers of polycrystalline solar paneel. The silicon ingots used to form these panel are low in purity. Polycrystalline solar panels are blue in color. The electron can hardly move around in this kind of solar panel. The angles of cell, in polycrystalline solar panels are uncut from edges and the cells are square in shape.

Polycrystalline Solar Panel India
Polycrystalline Solar Panel India

Monocrystalline solar panel

Monocrystalline solar panel are also known as single crystalline silicon solar panel. Mono crystal panel are made out of single piece of silicon. The silicon crystal, used to manufacture these panel are cylindrical in shape. Highly pure silicon is used to make these panel. The edges of cells in monocrystalline solar panel are cut off to avoid the maintenance cost and also to increase its efficiency level. Monocrystalline solar panel have blackish color on its surface.

Monocrystalline solar panel
Monocrystalline solar panel

Thin film solar panel

Thin film solar panel is made out of a number of materials. As realize by its name, it is thinner than poly-crystalline or monocrystalline solar power panels. This solar panel comes both blueish and blackish colors, depending upon its making material. But thin film solar panel are now obsolete and therefore not used in India anymore.

Thin film solar panel
Thin film solar panel

Difference between Mono vs. Poly

BasisPolycrystalline solar panelsMonocrystalline solar panels
EfficiencyUp to 17%Up to 21%
PricesLess expensiveMore expensive
PerformancesThese panel will provide you less power.These panels can provide more power than polycrystalline panels
Look/ColorPolycrystalline solar panels are blueish in color.These solar panels are blackish in color.
Life Span25+ years25+ years
UtilityThese panels can be used there, where the temperature is high and less power production is neededMonocrystalline solar panel are usable in every circumstances
Major manufacturersVikram Solar

Adani Solar

Waaree Solar

Luminous Solar

Tata Solar

Vikram Solar

Waaree Solar

Adani Solar


Which solar panel is better?

When it comes to monocrystalline vs. polycrystalline solar panel then it become difficult to choose. Polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar power panels both are good at their own ways. But comparatively if we see, then monocrystalline solar panel are more effective than others.

Monocrystalline solar panels are expansive, but the working capacity of these panels are much better than poly crystal solar panels. So as per our recommendation if you want to buy an effective solar panel than you must buy monocrystalline solar power panels. But if you are looking a cheaper solar power panel than you can go for polycrystalline solar power panels.

Mono & Poly Panel Price Comparison

There is not a big difference in the price of monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels, its just Rs. 2 per watt. Poly-crystalline solar panel price is around Rs. 24 per watt and monocrystalline solar panel costs around Rs. 26 per for home in india.

Solar Panel ModelMono Panel PricePoly Panel Price
50 watt solar panelRs. 1,600Rs. 1,500
100 watt solar panelRs. 3,200Rs. 3,000
150 watt solar panelRs. 4,800Rs. 4,500
200 watt solar panelRs. 5,200Rs. 4,800
550 watt solar panelRs. 6,500Rs. 6,000
300 watt solar panelRs. 7,800Rs. 7,200
350 watt solar panelRs. 8,700Rs. 8,000
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Brands in Mono and poly panel

Mono-crystalline and poly- crystalline solar panel are best selling solar panels in India. So all top solar brands are manufacturing mono and poly solar panel.

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