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Photovoltaic Efficiency and Solar Panel Performance


If you’re making an investment, then you want to get the greatest returns possible. That’s why it’s so important to carefully monitor and track the performance of your solar panels. This section deals with the factors that affect photovoltaic efficiency and the performance of your solar panels. For information on the photovoltaic efficiency and performance of different types of solar panel, see Types of Solar PV Cells.

There are a variety of factors that affect photovoltaic efficiency and performance including:

  • Size and type of property – the size of the property affects the size of the system, but factors such as roof aspect and material also affect the photovoltaic efficiency and performance of your panels.
  • Effects of Climate on photovoltaic efficiency – climatic effects such as temperature and light levels are big factors in the photovoltaic efficiency of your panels.
  • The effects of shading on panels on photovoltaic efficiency – panels which are partially or fully in the shade suffer from significant drops in photovoltaic efficiency. However, there are ways to minimise this and so maximise the overall photovoltaic efficiency of your system.
  • Quality of Solar Installation – The quality of the installation and knowledge and expertise of your installer can play a big part in the resultant photovoltaic efficiency and performance of your system. A good installer should be able to offer you sound advice and an expert opinion to maximise the photovoltaic efficiency and performance of your solar panel system.

If you are interested in installing solar panels on your property and have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 0116 2987467.
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