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How to choose the right solar panel for your solar generator?

April 29,2020

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The sun is the main source of solar energy. Solar panels (also known as "photovoltaic panels") are devices that gather and convert pure, renewable energy from the sun into electricity, which is then utilized for electrical power loads. It may be used to power electronics, run appliances, and even run your air conditioner. 

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It's great that you've decided to go solar. Not only will your decision save you money, but it's also a good choice for the environment.

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But there are many different parameters to sift through before deciding on the solar panels you will eventually use.

Solar Panel Types

  • Monocrystalline Silicon

    Monocrystalline solar cells have a photovoltaic conversion efficiency of around 18 percent, with the best reaching 24 percent, making them the most efficient solar cells available. They are durable and may last up to 25 years, but they are expensive to produce.

  • Polycrystalline silicon

    Although the manufacturing procedure for polycrystalline silicon - cells is comparable to that of monocrystalline silicon solar cells, the photoelectric conversion efficiency of polycrystalline silicon solar cells is significantly lower at around 16%. It is less expensive than monocrystalline silicon solar cells. However, it has a shorter service life and poor cost performance.

  • Amorphous silicon

    Amorphous silicon solar cells are a new type of thin-film solar cell that first emerged in 1976. The process is greatly simplified, silicon material consumption is minimal, and electricity consumption is modest. However, the main problem with amorphous silicon solar cells is their low photoelectric conversion efficiency, which is around 10% at the advanced international level and is not stable enough, with conversion efficiency decaying over time.

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It's fantastic that you've made the decision to go solar. Your decision will not only save you money, but it will also help the environment. However, before selecting the solar panels, you will purchase, consider other factors too.

Here are 3 points to focus on when choosing solar panels for your solar generator.


  •  Solar panel voltage

    The voltage of the solar panel should be the first thing you look for while purchasing a solar panel for your generator. Depending on the sort of system you have, it will differ. An integrated internal charge controller will be found in the majority of all-in-one system generators. The solar input voltage range may be found in the product documentation. The solar panel will not be able to power your generator if it is not within this range.

  • Solar panel power

    The wattage of the solar panel is the second thing to consider. Under the same conditions, the higher the power, the faster the solar panel will charge. However, if the generator's maximum input power is exceeded, there will be an overload. You won't be able to charge your generator with that solar panel. The maximum power input of the product may be found in the product handbook.

  • Solar panel interface

    Lastly, you also have to think about the type of interface. The output interface of solar panels is not homogeneous. As a result, you must use a cable or adapter that can connect to the generator in order to ensure that your solar panel charges the generator. Anderson Power Pole, 8mm, XT60, MC4, SAE, or CLA are common solar hookups for generators. If you're not sure which connection your generator requires, see the product documentation for your power station.