What’s the difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels?
Renogy offers both monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels. Polycrystalline panels, which are light blue in color, are less efficient than monocrystalline panels, but they are also cheaper. Monocrystalline panels, which are darker in color, are more space-efficient. If you have limited area on a roof, we’d recommend monocrystalline panels to be able to make the most out of a small space.
How many solar panels do I need?
To determine what size system will best fit your needs, make a list of all the appliances and devices you plan on running. The main appliances to take into consideration when addressing energy needs may include a TV, lighting, water pump, laptop, fans, microwave, and refrigerator. We recommend inputting that information into the Renogy solar panel calculator to help determine your specific solar panel needs.
How do I maintain solar panels?
Solar panels are low-maintenance. We encourage you to wash off the panels at least once a year to remove any dirt or other residue that may have collected. In the winter, use snow brush to snow from the panels (although panels generate enough heat to typically melt off most snow.) In the fall, we’d recommend brushing off any leaves that may collect on the surface of the panels.