After reading about the different types of residential solar panels above, you might be wondering which is best for your home? Thin-film solar panels are not usually recommended for residential installations because they require larger installation areas. They are more suited to commercial and utility applications where there is more room for a larger-scale installation. This makes the decision primarily between monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels.
Even though they are more expensive, GoSolar Toronto highly recommends installing monocrystalline solar panels on your Toronto home because they provide homeowners with numerous long-term benefits. Monocrystalline solar panels have the highest efficiency rates, are very space-efficient, last over 25 years, preform in low-light conditions and their black appearance is very aesthetically pleasing. On the other hand, polycrystalline solar panels are much simpler and cost less. However, they aren't as efficient as monocrystalline panels and they take up more space and don't last as long. Given this information, homeowners can decide if they want to go with the cheaper option but sacrifice some efficiency or invest in monocrystalline solar panels and reap the benefits for decades. To learn more, get in touch with our solar advisors and we will help you make the best decision for your home. Or read our blog on which solar panel is most efficient?