Solar Panels

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Not all solar panels are created equal

Solar Panels, cheap ones, will only last 18 months to 5 years and can run the risk of burning your home or business down, while quality brands will perform well for 25 years or more.

As of 2022, only six solar panel manufacturers can boast panel efficiencies over 21.5%.
The top five are SunPower 22.8%, LG 21.7%, REC Group 21.7%, Upsolar 21.6%, and LONGi 21.5%

Some of the critical criteria we use in choosing the solar panel manufacturers we recommend to our clients are that they must be stable, have an excellent track record over time, and stand behind their products.

In addition, the solar panel manufacturer must have a head office in Australia and consistent supply, so if anything happens to your system, we can get you back up and running as quickly as possible.

The three solar panel manufacturers listed below were voted the three top panel brands by installers and other trusted platforms in 2021, one of the many reasons we choose to work with and recommend them to you.

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LONGi solar panels

LONGi solar panels, why do we choose them? We will let you in on a little-known industry secret.

Award-winning LONGi has been focused on high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules for over 18 years and is the largest supplier of mono-crystalline silicon wafers in the world.

Most top panel manufacturers use LONGi silicon in their panels, so why not go directly to the cell manufacturer who has developed the technology to be what it is today.

REC Energy

REC is more than just a TV and fridge brand producing an excellent panel for those wanting something made outside of China. The Korean brand is one of Australia’s most trusted solar panels.

Like LONGi, REC Energy’s solar panels can handle the heat and UV in Australia while still producing well in low light conditions. They back this up with a 25-year performance and product warranty.

You pay for the REC brand name, but REC solar panels are an excellent mid-range solution.

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SunPower panels

SunPower solar panels with the Enphase IQ8+ built on at the factory is the Rolls Royce of solar systems for those who only want the best for their home.

SunPower is an industry-leading and award-winning American solar panel manufacturer, while Enphase produces the best and most reliable microinverters on the market today.

The SunPower and Enphase partnership gives you monitoring at the panel level and AC power going across your roof rather than DC.

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How do Solar Panels work?

Solar panels convert the suns energy into power you can use in your home saving you thousands in power bills.

Solar panels produce DC (direct current) power and your systems inverter converts the power your solar panels produce into AC (alternating current) power that you can use at your home or business during the day to run your pool pumps, air conditioners, fridges, machinery etc.

The excess power your solar panels produce during the day can be sold back into the grid to power a home or business that doesn’t have solar yet or can be stored in batteries to charge your car(s) and run your home or business at night.

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Performance and monitoring

Monitor your solar panels performance 24/7 from anywhere in the world with the worlds most popular solar app.
If something isn’t right let us know and we will send out one of our own service teams to get it fixed for you as quickly as possible to ensure your solar panels keep producing and saving you money.

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As of 2022, only six solar panel manufacturers can boast panel efficiencies over 21.5%.

The top five are SunPower 22.8%, LG 21.7%, REC Group 21.7%, Upsolar 21.6%, and LONGi 21.5%

The three best solar panel companies in Australia have a strong track record of taking care of their clients and head offices in Australia.

SunPower makes the best solar panel. That is undeniable.

LG is Australia’s most trusted panel brand.

LONGi is the number one panel in Australia on volume while still being in the top five for efficiency.

We have access to every panel in the marketplace. We choose to partner with these brands because we know they will produce results for you over the life of your system.

The list of solar panel companies we wouldn’t touch is too long to go into detail here, but there are plenty you should avoid.

The best residential solar power systems are not just about the panel.

It is common in our industry for cheap installers to put a good panel with a dodgy inverter and vice versa or use the bait n switch, promising you good equipment and then installing something of “comparable” quality.

All of the components matter. 

That is why we pair our products together the way to do, to get our clients the best outcomes.

LONGi with Sungrow, the best and most popular solar power system globally, for quality and value for money.

LG with Fronius, two of Australia’s most loved brands, is a rock-solid pairing of exceptional manufacturers in South Korea and Austria.

SunPower with Enphase, the best of the best, got together themselves, with the Enphase Microinverter added at SunPower’s factory. 

There is no better combination with the microinverter now covered by SunPower’s 25-year warranty and SunPower being one of the only manufacturers who cover shading adequately. With the Enphase IQ8, SunPower is the best residential solar power system money can buy.

Solar panels come in various sizes, with cheap manufacturers using the much larger physically 440 Watt as an example to fool the unsuspecting public.

Solar panel sizes matter and the best panels produce more power in the same area than their cheaper counterparts.

Even more critical is the cyclone rating and the overhang from the mounting bracket.

Placing a sizeable commercial panel on a residential roof would leave too much space between the rails leading to bowing or too much overhang leading to flexing in high winds.

Both can void your panel warranty, so use the right-sized panel for your home or risk being up $%!! Creek without a warranty when your cheap installer goes broke.

Better to look for High-Efficiency brands like LONGi, LG or SunPower more than the size or wattage of the panel.

Solar panels were getting cheaper even though the Government Rebate drops at the start of every year.

Last year, however, has seen a considerable increase in panel costs, with the cost of landing a container of panels going from $3,000 to over $15,000 per container. 

Even the cheapest of the nasty companies have seen their prices double, with a lot of them going broke in the process.

Now is the best time to get solar because, with rising inflation, the cost of power will continue skyward. In addition, with more and more electric vehicles coming, homes will need the power a more extensive, quality solar system can produce.

The cost of a quality solar system pales compared to the savings families, schools and businesses are achieving.

Cleaning your solar panels is something worth keeping an eye on, especially if you have a lot of wildlife, birds or bats around because just like your cars windscreen builds up dirt over time, so too can your solar panels.

Cheap brands use a thinner, almost standard piece of glass, and the cricket ball-sized hail in Springfield Lakes highlighted a huge difference in the construction of cheap panels versus their higher-quality competitors.

We saw a hailstone go straight through the cheap panel, barely slowing it down, breaking the tile and ceiling in the process while the quality solar panels we use stopped the hailstones cold, cracking the thicker, stronger glass protecting the roof of the home in the process.

Not only do the quality solar panel brands have the more rigid glass they also have a nanotech coating that helps water bead off, ensuring your panels are cleaner after each heavy rain.

Quality solar panels require less cleaning, producing more power over the life of your solar system.

When it comes to solar panel installation, we only use our staff for several critical reasons.

We can ensure the quality of your installation and, therefore, support you with our lifetime installation warranty.

If something goes wrong with your solar panel installation, we will get it sorted for you because you deal with one business from start to finish.

Clients don’t realise that if the sales company and the installation company are different, that protects the individual businesses, not you, the consumer.

It is an easy “get out of jail free” card for these businesses who use contractors to deliver the installation with no care or oversight of the quality of the install itself.

If something isn’t right, it is nearly impossible for the client to get something fixed or replaced under warranty because the contractor tells you you need to speak to the company. The company blames the contractor, and all the while, you are still paying for a solar system that isn’t working when all you want is someone to take responsibility and get the issue fixed.

Time and time again, we see the truth in the old statement he who pays cheap pays twice or up to 5 times in some cases.

Not to mention the stress and hassle involved, it’s not worth it.

Better to go with a company that will take care of you from start to finish with a quality solar installation, using quality wiring and qualified staff.

When it comes to putting a power plant on your home better to do it once and do it right, ensuring you have the long term support of the business.

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For most clients the solar system payments are the same or less than you are currently paying on your power bill each quarter…