It is crucial to evaluate efficiency before you make the switch to solar energy. The conversion rate of solar panels to energy is called solar panel efficiency. This is the amount of sunlight that the panels can convert to energy. Standard conversion rates are between 11-22%, but high-efficiency solar panels can achieve heights up to 24%.

Types of solar cells

Efficiency is often directly related to the type of solar cell. The silicon crystal used to make solar panels will determine how much power it can produce. Monocrystalline silicon, a slightly round cell that allows for energy flow and is free from obstructions, ensures energy flow.

A fragment that has been fused together is called polycrystalline. These cells are less expensive to make but often have lower efficiency. This cell is not as efficient as monocrystalline silicon cells, even though it is the standard.

Busbars are used to transport energy within a panel design. Busbars with the best performance are typically made from copper, however, there are many high-efficiency cells that do away with connectors.

Tree and shrub removal, shade management, panel direction, and size will all improve the return on investment of a solar cell. It is important to regularly measure and manage solar panel efficiency. This will help you to get the best ROI possible from your system.

Contact us today if you’re interested in scheduling an inspection or to learn more about ways you can improve your system’s efficiency. We can help improve your solar panel efficiency.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is one of the top solar companies in St Petersburg FL! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!