By Bogdan Zlatkov, senior content marketing manager, Aurora Solar
A few years ago PERC solar panels were just another option in a solar installers toolbox. Today, however, PERC panels are becoming the dominant panel in the industry, and rightfully so.
We’ve written about how PERC panels work, but if you’re interested in learning the benefits of PERC solar panels, without all the technical jargon, this post is for you.
The benefits of PERC panels can be broken down into 5 key components:
1. Increased Energy Production
On average a PERC solar panel is about 1% more efficient than a traditional panel. Although this gain seems small on its own, on a full PV system this can add up to 5% more energy production.
2. Increased Low-light and High-heat Performance
PERC solar panels excel particularly well in both high-heat environments and low-light environments, with about a 3% increase in efficiency.