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What qualities should I look for when buying solar products to install in Iowa?
Flying Hippo / January 27, 2017
Solar PV modules constructed using monocrystalline solar cells will be the most efficient technology available for typical installations. The energy production efficiency from a monocrystalline module will generally be 2-4% higher than a comparable polycrystalline module, meaning that fewer modules and less area are required for equally sized systems. The performance and quality of a solar module can be assured if it has been certified to meet the appropriate standards developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) including IEC 61853 and IEC 61215. The solar module should also be certified by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Standard UL 1703.
Iowa Energy Center Staff