Frequently Asked Questions
Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity which is then passed through a solar inverter to convert it to usable alternating current (AC) electricity, since most homes and businesses run on AC electricity. You can either use the electricity to run your home appliances, store excess power generated in solar batteries or feed it back to your electricity grid supplier.
Polycrystalline Solar Panels consist of several silicon crystals, and their colour is in a shade of blue. Their solar cells are quadrilateral in shape. Luminous polycrystalline solar panels offer PID (Potential-Induced Degradation) resistance technology that guarantees a high degree of safety against power failure due to stray currents caused by different climatic conditions. These solar panels are the best option for those who want to get an inexpensive solar solution, with excellent low light efficiency and anti-reflective coating.
Monocrystalline solar panel cells are made of single silicon crystals, whose appearance is in a uniform black shape that includes purity and their cells are in octagon shape. These solar panels are around 2.5% more efficient than polycrystalline solar panels and operate better under adverse conditions such as low light and high-temperature atmospheres. These solar panels are space-efficient and hence, can be installed on small rooftops as well.
Polycrystalline solar panels consist of several silicon crystals, and their colour is in a shade of blue with a pattern that is distinctive from the monocrystalline PERC solar panels. Monocrystalline PERC solar panel cells are made of single silicon crystals, whose appearance is in a uniform black shape. Monocrystalline PERC solar panels are space efficient as compared to polycrystalline solar panels as they provide higher wattage under same dimensions as compared to polycrystalline solar panels. Luminous offers a wide range of both poly and mono solar panels to choose from as per your preference.
Along with 25 years of performance warranty, manufacturer offers a panel warranty of 5 years for solar panels less than 300W and 12 years for solar panels greater than 300W.
Best time to clean solar panels is in the morning or evening when sun is not shining at its peak. Always first shut down the main system when cleaning the solar panels. Use a solar panel cleaning brush to clean the debris and do not use non-abrasive detergent for cleaning the solar panels. Do not spill water on backside of the panel as it can damage the panel wiring leading to short-circuit.
Solar panels help you produce electricity yourself and make you energy independent and you become less dependent on power from the local grid when you install them on your rooftop, which helps in lowering your energy bills. Excess energy generated by solar panels can be fed back into grid to set your power bill off. To get the advantages of solar energy, you need not burn any fuel and create harmful emissions helping you to reduce the impact of climate change on earth.