LG has been involved in a number of comparison tests of the LG panels against many other brand panels. LG Neon models are consistently among the best performing in these tests. The N-type doping of the Neon cells results in extremely low Light Induced Degradation (LID) when compared with the standard P-type cells. This means more electricity generation over the life of the panel. LG Neon 2 panels have received additional certification including for; Salt Mist Corrosion to maximum severity 6. Ammonia Resistance certification and PID Resistance Tests. LG solar panels are tested between 2 to 4 times the International Standards at our in-house testing laboratories, ensuring a very robust and longer lasting solar module. The quality control of LG world-class production processes is monitored and improved to Six Sigma quality control standards, which includes 500+ monitoring points to effectively maintain and improve our uncompromising standards. LG modules have a strong double walled frame and screwed corners. When it comes to wind forces (rear load) many competitor modules are certified to 2400 Pascal. LG modules are certified to more than double – 5400 Pascal, making them very sturdy and strong. LG is using an anti-reflective coating on the panels glass as well as on the cell surface to ensure more light is absorbed in the panel and not reflected. More absorbed light means more electricity generation. Solar panels slowly lose ability to generate power as they get hotter. LG neon 2, has an improved temperature co-efficient to our previous model, which means in high temperatures LG neon 2 panels will deliver higher output. PID (Potential Induced Degradation) affects the long term ability of panels to produce high level electricity output. LG panels have anti PID technology and have been successfully tested by leading third party laboratories regarding PID resistance. “CELLO” Multi wire bus bar cell technology lowers electrical resistance and increases panel efficiency, giving more power per panel and provides a more uniform look to the panel. All LG solar panels are manufactured in a custom designed and fully automated production line by LG in Gumi, South Korea ensuring extremely low tolerances. This means great consistency between panels.
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea and for technology and innovation in Thalheim, Germany. The current company was created in February 2015 by combining Hanwha SolarOne and Hanwha Q CELLS. It is a subsidiary of the Hanwha Group. The company operates under brands Q CELLS and Hanwha Solar.
Suntech Power is a Chinese producer of tier 1 solar panels with 12 year product warranties and 25 year performance warranties. They have an Australian office in North Sydney.
Suntech Power was started by Shi Zhengrong in 2001 and it rapidly expanded to become the largest solar panel producer in the world in 2011 with 2.4 gigawatts of production capacity. But due to massive financial problems the company has not expanded since then and produces around 2 gigawatts of solar panels a year. At the end of 2016 it was probably the 8th largest panel manufacturer in the world behind Yingli Solar.
JinkoSolarproduces and offers solar oriented materials and photovoltaic frameworks. Specifically, the generation lines make monocrystalline ingots, polycrystalline ingots, monocrystalline and polycrystalline wafers, intersection boxes and solar oriented cells with a force extending from 20 and 260 Wp.
The assembling line of JinkoSolar is completely vertically coordinated and ensures the generation of 2.1 GW of photovoltaic modules and 2 GW of wafers, PV cells and silicon ingots.
Trina Honeysolar cell innovation is demonstrative of Trina's goal of staying in the solar power log haul. The innovation name, as per Trina, originates from the organization's longing for it to sit in the ‘sweet spot' between the forefront and the savvy, and in addition to bring out the picture of ‘a sweet summer blessing collected from nature'. Boards utilizing Trina's Honey innovation accompany the special reward of a positive force resistance of 0-3%. This implies boards will work at their evaluated execution or more noteworthy when introduced. Trina Honey Solar Panels are estimated in a reach tantamount to or superior to anything other polysilicon sun based boards of the same size, settling on them a practical decision for those in the business sector for a sun powered PV framework.
Created with advances in multi-crystalline wafer, cell and module innovation, Trina Solar's new Honey cells convey higher efficiencies and world-record-setting power yield – with a most extreme cell proficiency of 15.9%. Consolidated with Trina Solar's standard 10-year item and 25-year direct power yield guarantees, Honey is one speculation
Canadian Solar is a producer of tier 1 panels. Despite their name, any panels you buy from them in Australia will not be made in Canada. At the time of writing in September 2016 perhaps 10% of their manufacturing capacity is in Canada, but those panels are for the North American market only. Canadian Solar panels we purchase are most likely to be made in China.
Their panels carry a 10 year product warranty which is standard for the industry. Most of their panels are certified as corrosion resistant and so are suitable for installation anywhere in Australia. Canadian Solar has an Australian office and unlike most panel manufacturers it is in Melbourne rather than Sydney.
Seraphim Solar has received the most prestigious, and most coveted Tier 1 classification in Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance’s latest PV Market Outlook. This is a privilege only a small percentage of solar panel manufactures have been able to achieve to date (and SAE stock 3 of the Tier 1 solar panel options available to the Australian Market)
Seraphim Solar Panels are the first ever panel to pass the new “TUV SUD Thresher test”. This is a standard of test designed to put a solar panel through its paces in terms of life expectancy and performance. Seraphim are rated as the number one performing panel for two years running. In addition to this, they came in as the top rated Polycrystalline panel for 2013. Seraphim Energy Systems won the prestigious Photon International module field test, making it the highest performance* solar panel of 2012 in terms of actual yield (kWh/kW).
BYD is China’s biggest producer of Electric Vehicles and Lithium Ion batteries.The Company was made famous when Warren Buffet bought a 10% stake in the company,one of his biggest Foreign Investments.China has become the dominant leader in Solar Manufacturing from being an nobody in a short span of 5 years.Chinese producers are going to produce about 60% of the global supply this year led by companies like Solarfun,Trina Solar,Yingli Green and Suntech.BYD too has decided to throw its hat into the ring with a big bang investment.The company is planning to spend 22.5 Billion Yuan on Solar Energy over the next 5 years for which it has already secured financing.
Tindo = Sun
It is a word from the Kaurna Warra Aboriginal language which is the language of the peoples indigenous to the Adelaide plains on which our solar panel manufacturing plant is situated.
Tindo designs and manufactures technologically advanced solar panels in Australia, for Australia and the world. Tindo Solar is a wholly Australian owned and operated company founded in 2011 focused on increasing manufacturing output and creating Australian jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
At Tindo we have set out to make a panel that respects the sun and to make a panel that would deliver on its product and performance warranty. Tindo panels are Made for Life
CSUN designs, manufactures and delivers high efficiency solar cells and modules to the world from its production centers based in Turkey and China. CSUN is Tier 1 Panels Supplier as they Spend Good money in R & D.
CSUN also invests in high potential solar projects. Founded in 2004, CSUN is well known for its advanced solar cell technology, reliable product quality, and excellent customer service.
JA Solar panels are manufactured with key features which include Clean Energy Council Approved designed for residential, commercial and utility applications, rooftop or ground mounted. Sub fissure-free (100% passing double EL tests before leaving factory). It comes with Double printing technology significantly reducing defects & increasing performance
moreover, it has a Positive Power Tolerance (0-+5W) & Outstanding performance in low light conditions. Exemplifies Excellent anti-PID performance along with Mechanical resistance to withstand wind loads up to 2400 Pa. Passed triple standard IEC long-term reliability test with certification from TUV & UL/CUL & come in 100% autonomous manufacturing.