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Coloured Solar Panels Explained

When you think of solar panels covering a roof, what’s the first colour that comes to mind? Black or maybe blue, right?

Well, what would you say if we told you that you can now colour-code your solar panels with the colour of your roof or to match the rest of your property? Thanks to high-tech, roof-top solar cells are now available in a wide selection of shades.

So, if you want to lower your carbon footprint, but feel like you’d like to try out a bolder colour beyond the standard solar panel colours, you are in luck. Find out more about coloured solar panels and whether they’re more efficient at producing energy than the typical blue or black panels we’re used to.

Types Of Coloured Solar Panels

During the manufacturing process of standard panels, silicon turns either black or blue. Yet, some manufacturers are finding ways to create panels that do a good job of harnessing the sun’s energy and still look stylish.

Black

Often referred to as monocrystalline panels, black solar cells provide better efficiency and are less costly to manufacture than all the others. This is due to their basic manufacturing process, which results in single-crystal cells. As a result, these dark photovoltaic (PV) panels appear more uniform and are more durable.

Another notable feature of black panels is that they take up less space. Because they produce more energy per panel, you can install fewer monocrystalline cells to generate the same amount of energy as that made by polycrystalline cells, aka the ‘blue’ panels.

Blue

Polycrystalline ‘blue’ panels are made of several crystal cells. The manufacturing process may take longer, but there’s less waste compared to the making of other panels.

The upside is that they’re less expensive to build and install. They’re also less costly to repair and maintain.

Different-Coloured Solar Panels

Now, on to a few bolder colour choices:

  • White: a more popular option for commercial buildings because it does a better job of complimenting the exterior colour scheme
  • Green: fits in better with homes located in areas with dense foliage
  • Brick-red or orange: ideal for roofs made from terracotta roofing tiles
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Pink

Benefits And Drawbacks Of Installing Coloured Solar Panels

Here’s a quick look at the benefits and challenges this new technology provides.

Pros

Installing coloured solar PV cells provides a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to your home. They’re not considered an eyesore that you have to put up with.

They can add style and flair to your home while helping save the environment. This is especially true with historic buildings and monuments where dark panels can ruin their grandeur and timeless appeal.

Cons

The biggest drawback is that coloured panels generally produce less energy than their blue or black counterparts. The reason is that the darker the shade, the more sunlight it’ll absorb. Hence, dark-coloured solar PV panels have less energy output than monochromatic solar panels.

Coloured Solar Panel Summary

So, are you feeling adventurous enough to break free from the traditional monochromatic and try out some coloured solar panels? Then, you’re ready for some solar arrays that blend in, or stand out, with the colour of your roof.

With this high-tech solution, you no longer have to compromise aesthetics for efficiency when it comes to harnessing the unlimited power of the sun, and ESE Solar can help you on your coloured solar panel journey today!

 

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Coloured Solar Panels FAQs

Some of the most common questions about coloured solar panels are answered for you here…

Yes, there are transparent solar panels called photovoltaic glass. They’re less common than monochromatic or coloured ones for a couple of reasons.

For starters, they’re more costly to build and install. The second reason is that their rated output is around 5% energy, whereas that of black or blue solar panels is nearly 25%.

At this time, only a few solar installers offer coloured panels for residential properties. They’re currently more common in America and certain parts of Europe than here in the UK.

Coloured solar panels go through a complex manufacturing process. Consequently, this makes them about 10% more expensive than their black or blue counterparts.

Also, because they’re still considered to be a bit of a luxury, some installers may charge even more.

Coloured panels can generally produce a power output of around 230W–245W per sun hour. This is in contrast to blue or black panels capable of generating anywhere between 250W–400W.

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