Which Solar Panels Should You Choose?

Solar panel manufacturing is a competitive market. Those looking to go solar have a wide variety of options.

Here are some important factors you should consider when choosing solar panels:

11038939_691075014356547_2889611062437301115_o1.  Roof space: How much space is there for solar panels on your building’s rooftop? More space means you can have cheaper solar panels, while less space might lead you to more expensive but highly-efficient panels to meet your power needs.

2.  Monocrystalline/polycrystalline: Monocrystalline solar panels are made out of cylindrical silicon ingots. They are typically more efficient than polycrystalline, especially in foggy or shadowy conditions. Polycrystalline solar panels are made of molded silicon wafers. They are cheaper to manufacture, but less efficient than monocrystalline solar panels.

3.  Efficiency: The efficiency of a solar panel is defined as the percentage of solar energy that it converts to electrical energy. In October 2015, a solar panel with over 22% efficiency was revealed. Most panels Aikyum offers have between 16% and 22% efficiency.

The below table compares a commonly used model from each solar panel brands Aikyum offers. All these solar panel manufacturers are internationally certified.

 

Panel Efficiency Silicon Type Specs
LG 315W 19.2% Monocrystalline LG315N1C-G4
LG 280W 17.1% Monocrystalline LG280S1C-B3
Sunpower X-Series 21.5% Monocrystalline Sunpower X-Series
Canadian Solar 265 W All Black 16.5% Monocrystalline Canadian Solar All-Black CS6K-265
Kyocera 260 W 16% Polycrystalline KD260GX-LFB2
Solarworld 16.4% Monocrystalline Sunmodule Plus mono black (275W – 290W)
Suniva 325 W 16.6% Monocrystalline Suniva Optimus Series 72 Cell Module Silver Frame

Naturally, the tradeoff for higher-efficiency solar panels is higher cost. Whether or not the additional cost is worthwhile depends on factors like the available space and sunlight on your roof and your own finances.

Our solar experts will analyze your own roof and power usage and provide you with multiple proposals tailored to maximize power production and cost-efficiency for you. Aikyum will answer any questions you have and make the solar installation process completely transparent. Call 1-888-9898-SUN today for a free quote.

 

Testimonials from a few of our customers:

“The team at Aikyum is highly professional. They completed the jobs (installing solar panels at 3 different locations) in a timely fashion with the greatest satisfaction.”Orange County Solar Panel Installation | Aikyum Solar
– Vraj L.

“I have been very happy with the whole experience and Aikyum will get my unbridled recommendation in the future.”
– Arun Jain

“I reached out looking for someone to repair my system after a roof install and was incredibly impressed by how attentive Harina and her service tech Joey were in not only getting my system back in order but going above and beyond by contacting the manufacturer after the two inverters failed to operate.  I would absolutely use them again in a heart beat, for any future solar needs.  Thanks again Aikyum Solar.”
– Celso G.

“Harina patiently met with us several times to help me understand the details of solar and to suggest approaches that no other bidder had proposed.  Her installation team was punctual, courteous and efficient.”
– Carol R.

“Working with Aikyum was extremely easy and streamlined. Harina and her team took care of everything from permitting, to HOA approvals, to final notices to the city and HOA.”
– Apur L.