Why are Some Solar Panels Blue?
The colour of a solar panel is largely based on the way in which the solar panel is manufactured. When manufacturing Solar Panels, an anti-reflective coating is applied to the PV module in order to absorb as much sunlight as possible. This coating was traditionally a dark blue as it was the most efficient at absorbing sunlight.
The main two types of solar panels are Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline. As they are manufactured differently, the finish colour of the solar panels differs.
The Advantages of Black Solar Panels
A big concern to home and business owners about installing solar panels, is that it will impact the property’s aesthetics. By installing black solar panels, in-roof panels or even solar tiles, you can incorporate solar energy into your home in the discreetest way possible. Adding both style and technology to your roof.
What’s more choosing a black solar panel is choosing a Monocrystalline panel. Monocrystalline solar panels are more efficient at converting light into electricity, as they are manufactured from a higher purity of silicon. This is because the colour black naturally absorbs more light than a Polycrystalline Blue panel.
The Disadvantages of Black Solar Panels
Types of Black Solar Panels
There are a few ways manufacturers can make PV panels appear more sleek and darker. We can break down a solar panel into 3 main elements that can vary in colour. The Solar cells, the frame and the backing sheet. An all black solar panel in its truest form, would require black cells, black backing and a black frame. However, adding a Black frame to a solar panel is probably the quickest way to change its visual impact. In this option the distinct silver frame is removed but the back-sheet remains white and visible between the cells. By trading the white backing sheet for a black one, from a distance we can get almost a completely black panel. These are just some of the elements to consider when choosing to install a solar panel.
Our Top 5 Rated Black Solar Panels
At Deege Solar we are huge solar fans. So we have put together a list of which black solar panels we think are the sexiest.
1. SolarEdge Smart PV Module
2. 395W Hyundai All Black Solar Panels
3. 400W Trina Black Solar Panels
4. QCELLS 380W All Black Monocrystalline Solar Panel
5. 395W JA All Black Solar Panels
JA Solar is both committed to providing unmatched module efficiency, and affordability to the UK Solar market.
Powered by high-efficiency PERC solar cells, these all black JA Solar Panels provide the most-effective solution to both your solar and aesthetic needs. This all black solar panel incorporates a 5 busbar solar cell design for Excellent low-light performance and an overall higher output power. At Deege Solar we stock a range of JA Solar Panels, as one of our best-selling panels.
Black Solar Panels Are The New Blue
There is no doubt that black solar panels, or should is say monocrystalline solar panels are the new normal. Black moncrystalline panels have proven in the last decade to be not only more aesthetically superior but also superior in performance. Installing black solar panels won’t only provide your home with clean, green energy but also a new modern look.
If you are a UK home or business owner looking to install an array of black solar panels, get in touch with our green team. As MCS certified Solar Panel Installers, with over 12 year of experience, when you choose Deege Solar you know you are in safe hands. Call us today on 01322 479369 or click the enquire now button to talk to a solar expert.