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Advantages and Disadvantages of Monocrystalline Solar Panels

There are two main industry common solar panel types, Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline, both are PV (photovoltaic) solar modules however the structure of the silicon used within each is different. Monocrystalline silicon is formed with a continuous crystal lattice structure making it highly purified and very efficient at converting solar energy into electrical energy. The process of manufacturing silicon with a singular crystal structure makes it slightly more expensive than Polycrystalline silicon which is formed with many small crystals.