Types of Solar Panels

Back in 1839, Edmond Becquerel discovered that we can convert solar light into electricity. Ever since then, we have been harnessing electrical energy from solar light. It is like discovering fire. A new horizon to our energy production industry. Today, it has become so simple that we can just install and operate it in our home. It is green energy. Good for our environment. That’s why more and more people are using installing solar panel for their daily energy consumption. But to join in this budget-friendly lifestyle we need to know which type of solar panel is the best to fulfill our needs. We will discuss the major 3 types of solar panels in details today in this article.

First thing first, Let’s walk through what a solar panel consists of? In short, a solar panel has 4 part.
a. A Solar Panel, the tile like visible thing often on the roof,
b. Charge Controller
c. Battery,
d. Inverter.

What we harness via our solar panel systems is called solar power. A solar panel system is made of solar cells. We use the same silicon to make these solar cells as we use to manufacture our modern computer processors.

Types of Solar Panels

Now, let us discuss the major 3 types of solar panels

Picking the right type of solar panel is important to save cost and space budget. So knowing your requirements is the first step. Is it for commercial uses? Or for your residential uses? List your needs. Then check these following types of solar panels:


A lion share of today’s solar panels in the world is made of silicon particles. And, monocrystalline solar panel cells consist of highly filtered, very silicon particles. It performs best under blistering sunny climates. It is a good space saving option. Also, it can convert light into electrical energy very efficiently. It is good if you are planning for long-term green energy commitment. Now that you know this is the best of all the aforementioned aspects, you should know that good quality comes at the good price.


Polycrystalline solar panels are made of silicon particles too. It usually is built in comparatively simpler structure. And, also it is comparatively budget-friendly. These kinds of solar panels perform best in cloudy climates and less sunny areas. Also, it harnesses more energies very efficiently in when fully sunny days are rare to come by.


This one is very popular. Because it is very simple at making, very simple to install. And, the news you are looking for, yes it very much budget-friendly. Thus, our industry mass-produces it. Well, it not the most space efficient. But, it performs great. It requires comparatively more to gather enough sun rays than Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline. This is why it is not the best suit for residential uses. By the way, thin-film is also known as Amorphous.

Hope these tips can help you understand all about all types of solar panels. Just like it has been helping me for ages. We sincerely hope someday we will see more and more solar power in Bangladesh. Comment your queries and feedbacks, I’ll answer and add them to the next article. Thank you.