Big news for solar fans, researchers in Japan have broken the efficiency record for crystalline silicon-based solar panel cells. Crystalline silicon-based solar panels are the type of solar panels one would find installed on a house, and they type we use here at GreenLeaf Solar. The panels that broke the efficiency record reached an efficiency of 26.6%. This was reached by innovative design by the researchers involving The efficiency percentage means the amount of energy from the sun that is converted to electricity. Crystalline silicon-based solar panel cells have a theoretical limit of 29% according to pv-tech.org. While other types of solar panels might be more efficient; such as Multijunction Cells that reach up to 48%, crystalline silicon-based solar panel cells are ideal for houses for a number of reasons.
Type of Solar Panels Found on Houses
If you were ever wondering what type of solar panels are on the roofs of houses in ever increasing numbers, they are likely crystalline silicon-based solar panels. This is because they are the right tool for the job. One thing that crystalline silicon-based solar panels have going for them is that they have been researched extensively. This research has allowed for their production methods to be streamlined for efficiency which brings down the cost of their production. Their favorable cost to efficiency ratio is one of the main reasons they are so popular for houses. Another reason they are the most popular is because they are durable. These panels are known to maintain an impressive efficiency well past 25 years. They also can stand up to the rigors of the weather that places such as Long Island is known to throw at houses.
Solar Keeps Getting Better
As with most technologies solar energy is improving day by day. All these improvements add up to mean cheaper and more efficient ways of production and a better product in the end. Solar Panels are no different. If you’re looking to go green on your property, get tax credits, and save on your electric bill, get some solar panels installed on your Long Island home today! Give GreenLeaf Solar a call at (631) 509-1747 and we can answer any questions you have about setting up solar panels on your house.