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 Higher voltage panels can reduce wire costs; amps are cut in half for the same amount of wattage. Higher voltage panels can reduce wire costs; amps are cut in half for the same amount of wattage.
 They more likely to stay above charging setpoints in poor insolation or high heat. They more likely to stay above charging setpoints in poor insolation or high heat.
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 +Higher efficiency doesn'​t mean the panel makes more power; ​ it means it makes more power from a given area.  100w is 100w, but you might be able to fit a 110w panel high-efficiency panel in the same space as a regular-efficiency panel. ​
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 +In general, mono has higher efficiency than poly, and poly has higher efficiency than thin film.
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 +The cost of higher efficiency panels typically outstrips the increase power, so unless you are tight for space they typically aren't a good value for money. ​ If you are tight for space and need the power then pony up the cash and enjoy the premium product. ​
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