Choose the right solar panel type. If you are choosing to put solar power plant on your roof, how you can decide which one is right for you.

How do monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels compare on key metrics?

Monocrystalline Polycrystalline
Cost More expensive More Economical
Efficiency More efficient Value for the money
Aesthetics Solar cells are a black hue Solar cells have a bluish
Longevity 25 years 25 years
Major manufacturers
  • Kyocera
  • Sunpower
  • LG
  • Panasonic
  • SolarWorld
  • Vikram Solar
  • Renewsys India
  • Trina
  • REC
  • Jinko
  • Canadian Solar
  • Adani


  • Personal preferences: If the color of your solar panels is important to you, remember that monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels tend to appear differently on your roof. The typical monocrystalline panel will tend to have a darker black color, while the typical polycrystalline panel will tend to have a bluer color.
  • Space constraints: You should prefer higher-efficiency solar panels if your PV system size is limited by the amount of space available on your roof. Because of this, paying the extra cost for more efficient monocrystalline panels that can help you maximize your electricity production will make more sense in these scenarios. Alternatively, if you have a lot of roof space or are installing ground-mounted solar, then lower-efficiency polycrystalline can be a more economic option.

For On-Grid Solar projects and Solar Panel Installation in Kerala, please contact us at comorinsolar@gmail.com or call us at +91-9633159523 

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