Which Solar Panel technology is the Best for India?

Posted by LoomSolar on December 12th, 2018

If you are reading this article, it means you have already decided to “go solar”. It is definitely a laudable decision because as the technology is maturing its prices are declining and efficiencies are improving. When you make up your mind to buy a solar panel, you will encounter two choices primarily - mono or polycrystalline. The third type is thin film technology.

As a layman it becomes difficult to understand the difference between these two technologies. So let’s have a brief understanding about the two:-

1). Monocrystalline Solar Panel Technology: - During polysilicon manufacturing, it is possible to grow pure silicon made of a single crystal. The solar panels made out of this single crystal of pure silicon is called monocrystalline solar panel. They are made out of the highest-grade silicon. Since they are made out of the highest-grade silicon, the efficiency of monocrystalline solar cells is high and range in between 18% to 24%. These are black in colour and have a uniform look. Mono solar panels price in India is generally higher when compared to multicrystalline solar panels.

2). Multicrystalline Solar Panel Technology: - Multicrystalline solar panel technology is the more prevalent technology in the world. These solar panels are made out of polycrystalline silicon which can be as much as 99.9999% pure. These panels have an efficiency of between 13%-17%. Multicrystalline solar cells have lower efficiency and costs than monocrystalline solar cells. But that is changing over time and today few brands of multicrystalline solar panels are offering efficiency levels of 20%+. These are blue in colour but not very uniform in appearance.

These differences will help you to identify monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels.


Mono Crystalline panels

Poly Crystalline panels


High efficiency 17-20%

Less efficiency 13-16 %

Design & Looks

Made of single silicon cells – all cells are black in color

Made of multiple silicon cells – looks  blueish in color


Occupies less rooftop space

Takes more space


Performs better even in low light

Low efficiency in cloudy weather



Relatively low price

Loom Solar is India's premium solar brand store headquartered in Delhi NCR. It sells solar systems such as solar panels, solar inverters, solar batteries, solar mounting structure for top brands with Installations, government approvals and promised delivery within 3 days across India. It is ISO 9001-2015 certified and also recognized as Startup by Government of India.

Source:- Loom Solar


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