Are Tier 1 Solar Panels Good Products?

We generally use the Tier 1 solar panels List created by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as a guide as to which panels should be installed. They have thoroughly assessed all the major solar panel brands to workout which panels have the best reputation, quality etc. for the purposes of “bankability”.

If a client requests a certain Solar Panel we can accommodate them, however we suggest only using Tier 1 Solar Panels.

What Are Tier 1 Solar Panels?

Many of the cheaper panels on the market are cheap for a reason. It is important to understand why they are so much cheaper than other systems on the market. There are panels available in Australia that are less than half the price of other panels available. “Tier 1” Panels are panels which have met certain criteria to ensure they are a “safe” investment.

Just remember, when it comes to cheap solar panels – if it seems to good to be true it probably is!

Here are the quality-proven solar panels that we use

Do not be naive to think that every panel is the same. Do your research; ask lots of questions to ensure you are getting the best quality products and best value system.

Other key points to look out for when purchasing solar panels includes:

  • Are the panels salt mist warranted?
  • Are they panels ammonia corrosion warranted?
  • Are the panels cyclone proof?
  • Who provide warranty for the panels and where is the warranty held?
  • How long have the manufacturers been operating?
  • What is the process for warranty replacements if you are not in business?
  • Inverter quality!

Choosing a quality inverter for your solar system

An inverter is massively important when you choose your solar system products. If the inverter fails – your system STOPS PRODUCING POWER. No power means NO SAVINGS!

So it’s vital you choose a highly reliable inverter with a strong, fast warranty system in place – so if for some reason you do have problems with it, the company will get it fixed for you ASAP.

Many times in the past, dodgy inverter companies sold thousands of units which literally blew up after a year and then the company unsurprisingly went out of business – leaving thousands of customers in the lurch.

Here are the quality-proven solar inverter brands that we trust and use

sunpower solar products
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JINKO Solar Panel Datasheets

275W JINKO Poly Datasheet
300W JINKO Mono Datasheet
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SUNTECH Panel Datasheets

275W SUNTECH Poly Datasheet
300W SUNTECH Mono Datasheet
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SUNPOWER Panel Datasheets

315W SUNPOWER Panel Datasheet
327W SUNPOWER Panel Datasheet
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Risen Panel Datasheets

285W Split Cell Datasheet
315W Split Cell Datasheet

REC Panel Datasheet

315W REC panel Datasheet
one of the most efficient solar panel brands

Q Cells Panel Datasheets

325W Q Cells panel Datasheet
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LG Solar Panel Datasheets

330W LG Panel Datasheet
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Longi Solar Panel Datasheets

360W – 380W Longi Solar Panel Datasheet