Monocrystalline vs. Polycrystalline Solar Panels – What’s the Difference?



See options of mono and poly solar panels at altE’s website: .
We often get asked by customers what’s the difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels. Here’s a surprising comparison of the differences (hint: not as significant as you might think).

25 comments

  1. Thank you for everything, Amy. I never got to speak to you as I came to the game rather late but I can totally imagine that you are missed by everyone. RIP.

  2. There is no such thing as a silicone rock! It’s made by mining high purity quartz and coal. Yes coal! The coal and quarts are then burned/melted in an arc furnace.

  3. I think it s a mistake when you said: short circuit current drops, it doesn t drops, it s increasing by the temperature for sure for 0.04/K

  4. Check out some of the real world comparisons done recently but Will Prowse on YouTube. For the cheaper smaller rv panels, some of today’s Poly panels tested out better than the monos.

  5. Or how long each type perform, as in years. Cost effective means time effective, and was not discussed in this video.

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