Solar Panels

Solar Panels are the most visible component of a home solar energy system. Learn what to look for when selecting a panel, and discover our brands.

How to assess a solar panel

Panel Efficiency

The efficiency of a panel is the percentage of the energy in the sunlight that hits the panel surface which is successfully converted into electrical energy. Quality panels have an efficiency of at least 18%

Solar Panel Wattage

Wattage is a measure of the amount of power generated by the panel. The suns energy generates approximately 1,000 Watts per sq/m – so the Wattage of a panel is the area of the panel x the efficiency of the panel. ie. 1000 x 1.6sqm x 20% = 320W
Longi Solar Panels

Performance Warranty

The power output of a PV panel decreases over time due to degradation of the cells. The performance warranty defines the minimum level of performance in 25 years. Expect 80%+ with performance solar panels exceeding 90% after 25 years

Product Warranty

Solar Panels are exposed to the elements and the manufacture quality is vitally important. The product warranty covers defective materials or manufacturing faults. Most panels offer 10 or 12 year product warranties with premium panels offering 25 years

The Solar Panels We Trust

Headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1985, SunPower manufacture premium solar panels. They offer a market leading 25 Year combined product and performance warranty.
Established in 2000, Longi are global leaders in solar research and development. Longi have an office in Australia and in 2018, ranked 4th in global product shipments.
Suntech are based in Wuxi, China. Suntech manufacture economically priced solar panels and exported 3 GW of solar modules in 2018. Suntech have an office in NSW.
Risen Solar Panels

Chinese manufacturer Risen Energy was founded in 1986 and launched a successful IPO in 2010. Risen consistently invest in R&D and their solar panels are now available in over 30 countries.

Found in 2013, Tongwei solar now manufacture in excess of 1GW of solar modules each month. Tongwei utilise state of the art production facilities and supply solar cells to some of the largest brands in the market.

LG is a global consumer electronics conglomerate based in Korea. LG have been manufacturing Solar panels for over 30 years and offer some of the highest quality products on the market.

To ensure you select the right products for your home, book a free home assessment with one of our technical advisers

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Current Job Opportunities Electrical Apprentice – 1st or 2nd Year Date Posted: 10/10/2019 About Us 100% Australian owned and operated, we’ve been solar PV specialists since 2012. We install solar on homes and businesses throughout Australia and have an impeccable track record when it comes to customer satisfaction.  Our in house teams manage the whole

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REC Solar Panels

SunPower solar panels feature the most efficient solar panels on the market. The Maxeon® solar cell is designed with a solid copper foundation to stand up to harsh conditions and deliver decades of productivity. More power means fewer panels on your roof and greater savings for years to come. Essential Solar are proud to be a SunPower

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