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Solar Panels

Multi-crystalline (Polycrystalline) Solar Panels

A polycrystalline cell contains many crystals. It has similar life span to the monocrystalline cell type, but it has lower efficiency and cost per watt.

Mono-crystalline Solar Panels

A monocrystalline cell is made of a single crystal. Monocrystalline solar panels are high efficiency solar panels.

How much watt solar panel we need?

Example we want to power up 5 lights of 20 Watt and we need to use these 5 lights for 3 hours every day. Here first we get a total watt usage. Ptotal = 20 * 5 = 100W. Than we multiply 100 with 3 hours. Pdaily = 100 * 3 = 300W. We are going to use 300 watt daily. Let us say we are going to have complete sunshine 6 hours each day. Now we divide 300W with 6 hours, so we will get hourly power charge that we need Phourly = 300 / 6 = 50W. So we need a 50 watt solar panel. But it is recommended to always choose a panel some bigger then we need. Because when solar panel charge the battery so it is wasting some power on charging too.

Quality of solar panels

We recommend to buy solar panels of good qualtiy. If you is really looking for panels that can be used in 20-25 years without have massive loss so we recommend you to buy quality solar panels. Because normal quality solar panels have a about 1% or less yearly loss of energy each year. So it mean if you use them 20 years so they will have a loss percent of 20%. So a 100 Watt panel will produce 20% less then what it produced when it was new. 100 watt minus 20 it is equal 80 watt. After a 20 years usage in direct sunshine a solar panel will produce 80 watt.

If a panel just begin to produce less power just after 1-2 years usage so it is not a good quality. You have just loss your money on bad panels.

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