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
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
The power output of a PV panel decreases over time due to degradation of the cells. Performance warranty defines the minimum level of performance in 25 years. Expect 80% plus, with performance panels exceeding 90% after 25 years
The Solar Panels We Trust
Founded 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.
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.
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