Choosing the right solar panel

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If you’re investing in a solar panel system that will last for 25 years and possibly longer, you need to pick the right panels for you and your home, there might be some things that you haven’t thought about so here’s a quick guide to picking the best panel.


Size

You need to think about the size of panel you’d like both physically and by size of output. Some panels are obviously bigger and bulkier than others, with advances in technology it’s only natural that newer solar panels are much thinner than older ones. It’s important that you’re happy with the look of your panels especially if they’ll be sitting on your roof for many years to come. Secondly you need to think about the size of panel and by size I mean by the amount of energy it can produce. A typical solar panel for homes can range from 230w to 315w meaning you can either have lower wattage panels but have more of them or alternatively have a higher wattage panel and have less to save space. For example, for a 4kW system I could have 16 x 250w panels or I could have 13 x 315w panels. 

Appearance

The appearance of a solar panel is important as its part of your home and you will be living with it for some time. The most popular panels we install in Pembrokeshire are the Solarworld Sunmodules, these panels are all black with a black aluminium frame, perfect for any type of roof. They are manufactured in Germany and give you excellent value for your money.


Monocrystalline or Polycrystalline?

The silicon in solar panels take many forms, the most common two are Mono-crystalline and Poly-crystalline. They both offer advantages and disadvantages but the truth is that you wouldn’t even notice a big difference between them. If you would like to do a bit more research, then click this link to have a look.   Remember that we have installed hundreds of solar panels in Pembrokeshire and West Wales, so we can answer any questions you may have regarding solar panels. We can install any type of panel so if you wanted to install a panel you’ve researched then please pick up the phone and let us know. Our number is 01834 888330 and we'll be happy to hear from you.