Polycrystalline solar modules can help you save greatly on energy bills, as you do not have to depend entirely on the electricity grid for your power needs. You can easily generate power in your own backyard or rooftop by installing photovoltaic modules. They are lightweight, long lasting, cost efficient, high yielding and compact. Homeowners can not only reduce energy bills but also produce surplus energy with solar power installations.
Polycrystalline Solar Modules
Polycrystalline cells are made with multiple crystals, which are generally inexpensive to manufacture and hence cost lower than other varieties.
The Polycrystalline panels are made of several crystals that absorb less sunlight and produce slightly less power than mono cells and hence they are suitable for houses located in areas that receive ample sunlight.
A polycrystalline solar panel is made from a single block of silicon with multiple crystals, this makes them easy to manufacture and hence cost less than other solar panels. A square meter of panel exposed to full, direct sunlight will produce up to 125 watts of power.
Most domestic PV units generate enough electricity to meet all the power needs of the house. They can be used for lighting, fixtures and appliances and can curb you energy expenses a great deal on monthly basis. If your solar module is generating surplus power then you can sell it to local power utilities and earn extra cash too.
The feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme has been implemented in various parts of the world to encourage homeowners to install solar power units. The scheme offers 3-fold benefit to homeowners who have installed polycrystalline solar modules –
- They will receive payment from the local energy supplier for every unit of electricity generated using photovoltaic modules
- They will receive payments from local energy distributors for each unit of surplus electric power sent back to the grid
- They will not require grid connected power supply to fulfil domestic requirement.
Reduce Carbon Footprint
CO2 emissions are the root of environmental pollution and reducing carbon footprint is a social responsibility of all individuals towards future generations.
Solar power will contribute greatly towards reducing your carbon footprint since it is the most abundantly available renewable source of energy.
Polycrystalline Panel Efficacy
These panels are rated on a standard of 25 degrees Celsius; however, you can even get panels that operate on temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius or more.
In lower sunlight conditions, these panels will lose between 14 to 23% of their efficiency, which is a standard that applies to all types of solar panels.
By far the greatest advantage of polycrystalline solar panels is their cost effectiveness and though they require a consistent sunlight for operating efficiently, they have few disadvantages to mention.