If you’re wondering which PV solar panels are best, Renaissance Solar is a great place to start. This team of solar experts in Cape Town has been changing lives with solar hot water systems and PV solar systems since 2009, giving them all the experience and knowledge necessary to make your foray into a future powered by solar energy easy.
The driving force behind this team is their commitment to providing clients with affordable solar hot water systems, without compromising in the least on quality.
Renaissance Solar is also committed to using a high proportion of local material in their solar products, giving them the opportunity to plow back into the Western Cape economy, as well as allowing them to maintain low prices in a growing, extremely competitive industry.
Talking local, Renaissance Solar products are all approved by the City of Cape Town and, they use only SABS-tested products for their installations, which come with great manufacturer warranties.
Any Renaissance Solar client will tell you that this team will give you the same sterling service you can expect to enjoy even after the installation of your PV solar system, or solar hot water system.
Which PV solar panels are best
There are two types of solar panels on the market today, with 2 different cell types, namely Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline panels.
While this sounds very complicated, you won’t be on your own when it comes to deciding which is the best PV solar panel for your home or business.
The team at Renaissance Solar will break down the technical terms involved in solar energy, to make it far easier for you to make informed decisions to meet all your energy needs.
These two types of cells will contribute to the price and efficiency of your solar panels, as well as where they will be used, such as for a home or for a commercial application.
Both of these types of solar panels have their place in the sun, depending on the application and on space constraints.
Monocrystalline solar panels
Monocrystalline solar panels are products of older solar technology, which, like a lot of things we use in daily life that last the longest because they’re still ‘old school’ keep going. They’re not manufactured to last just a year before needing to be replaced, as so much is these days.
If you happen to have a kettle that’s lasted over ten years, then you’ll know what is meant by older technology and the exceptional value it offers.
Instead of the fused together pieces of silicon that make up the Polycrystalline cells, the Monocrystalline panel is a single crystal structure, and, though more expensive than Polycrystalline panels, these panels are more efficient.
Less can be more in this case, as you’ll be able to use fewer panels to get maximum effectiveness. Monocrystalline panels are best suited to residential and commercial applications, as well as if you’re constrained by limited space, but are determined to invest in solar panels.
Durability and heat resistance is the hallmark of Monocrystalline solar panels, despite their expense per watt.
Polycrystalline solar panels
As new solar technology is produced to meet the growing demand for solar power, Polycrystalline solar panels are an example of this newer technology.
Less uniform in appearance than the Monocrystalline solar panels, the cells of these panels are pieces of silicon fused together, and, as solar technology explodes, they’re becoming cheaper all the time, if still a little less efficient than Monocrystalline panels.
This growth of solar technology means that Polycrystalline solar panels are cheaper per watt than Monocrystalline panels, and, though they provide a bit less power, they are becoming more and more efficient as time goes by.
Polycrystalline solar panels are the most affordable solar panels on the market and also offer long-lasting durability, which makes them the best choice for Grid Tie PV systems.
Renaissance Solar will help you decide which PV solar panels are best!
If you’re planning to invest in any solar system in Cape Town and within a 2-hour drive from the Mother City, contact Renaissance Solar to take these big words, along with the pros and cons of each, and simplify them into language you can understand, to make the best choice for your energy requirements!