The Aiko Solar panels set to revolutionise the Australian market

Aiko Solar Panels Reddot Design Award

Seldom does a solar module maker enter the Australian market without resistance. Established industry leaders healthily occupy a limited market share for distribution access, vendor/retailer sentiment and consumer appeal. Therefore, if disruptive traction is to occur, something must stand out within a product to improve value for stakeholders. In 2023, Aiko Solar panels were in the spotlight of many product analysts internationally, who can all agree that an exciting disruption is unfolding in selected key global locations. Fortuitously, Australia is on that list.

Contents

Key points

From Q2, 2024, Aiko Solar will make its highly anticipated debut on the Australian solar landscape. Australia is an interesting proposition for module manufacturers, one of the most competitive markets globally, as some of the world’s largest volume manufacturers wrestle for improved market share through fractions of innovative differences. With such a competitive space to enter, Aiko’s proposition to the market needs to be solid, and it is.

If a hotly contested recent Intersolar Award-winning design for innovation and Reddot design award isn’t enough for you to adjust your seating position, learning that Aiko is the current title holder of the most efficient solar module on international rankings most certainly will. Beyond settling for the title by competitive fractions and paced market releases, Aiko has achieved this by a resounding 1% greater than previous leaders.

Which to consider

The ideal Aiko solar panel to come to Australia is the 440W Neostar 1S. 440W is the current ideal multiplier towards STC (subsidy) eligibility for a solar energy system without DC-coupled batteries. If you’re not concerned with maximum solar array size without batteries and and the ideal multiplier for a bespoke system is 450W, the Neostar 2S is an outstanding solution.

Residential suitability: (order) Most ideal to least.

Model
Power
Efficiency
Temp
COEF (°C)
Weight
Download
Aiko Solar Panel
Aiko Neostar 1S
440 W
22.5%
-0.26%
20.5 kg
Datasheet
Aiko Solar Panel
Aiko Neostar 2S
450 W
22.6%
-0.26%
21.5 kg
Datasheet

1. Aiko Neostar 1S (440 W): The likely most popular Aiko solar panel for the Australian market possesses a comparative leading market efficiency, yet where it excels is elite temperature coefficient for the cost -0.26%/°C, That’s peak generation in temperatures above 25°C, a common scenario in Australia. 

2. Aiko Neostar 2S (450 W): Certain system designs prefer multipliers of 450W. Therefore, the Aiko Neostar 2S provides a relative solution given the current technology entering the market.

Aiko Black Hole Series - Perth Solar Warehouse Review

Perth’s Aiko Experts and locals you can trust.  Google & SolarQuotes 4.9/5

What is the warranty

A comparable warranty in Australia now for ‘n-type’ solar panels, all variants of Aiko solar panels are equipped with a 25 year product warranty and 30 year performance warranty. However, the intrinsic aspects are exceptional beyond the period value compared to the market average. Dropping performance output by no more than 11.2% (no more than 1% year-1, and 0.35% each year after) over a 30 year warranted period—one of the best performance guarantees over 30 years—relativity to 25-year performance guarantees, no more than 90.6% of its nameplate value by year 25. Aiko Solar will provide installer cost support under a warranty claim scenario (costs to be advised).

PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse customers need never worry about labour costs in a warranty scenario. If your system fails or underperforms against the warranted outcome, as a warranty agent, it’s our responsibility to support you with a seamless resolution. We’ll always make up for any labour cost shortfall should the support value be inadequate. Because that’s what you would expect.

Model
Product warranty period
Performance warranty period
1st year degradation 1
Annual degradation 1,2
Download
Aiko Solar panel - Neostar 1S
Neostar 1S
25 yrs
30 yrs
1%
0.35%
Warranty
Aiko Solar panel - Neostar 1S
Neostar 2S
25 yrs
30 yrs
1%
0.35%
Warranty
  1. Warranted maximum power output degradation within a nominated period at Standard Test Conditions.
  2. Annual warranted maximum power output degradation at Standard Test Conditions, beyond year-1 for the remaining performance warranty period.

This information should be interpreted alongside the full Aiko warranty document. 

 

Where are they made

Equipped with a European Solarlab, Freiberg, and Asian Photovoltaic Centre, Shanghai, for research and development, the production base for Aiko Solar exists in 5 robotic assembly locations:

  • Tanjing Base
  • Shandong Base
  • Yiwu Base
  • Foshan Base
  • Zhuhai Base

What do they cost

Expect outstanding value for the technology available when combined as part of a system. Solar system prices incorporating Aiko solar panels will vary depending on module model selection, inverter selection, battery selection (if required) and installation specifics. After the current zone 3 STC subsidy (Perth & Bunbury region), the average costs for a solar-only Aiko solar energy system are as follows;

Model
Sample System Size
Average
Cost per kW 1
PSW Price
Aiko Solar Panel, all-black, NeoStar 1S, no background
Aiko Neostar 1S
6.6 kW
$907
Discover
Aiko Solar Panel, all-black, NeoStar 1S, no background
Aiko Neostar 2S
6.3 kW
$907
Discover

1. Average cost per kW installed (after STC value deducted as a point-of-sale discount), considering average inverter cost compatible with the sample system size, and based on values relevant within 30 days of the article post date.

Ensure these Aiko Solar panels and their nominated prices are our best. Get your copy of the latest Perth Solar Warehouse catalogue.

As the most common small-scale system size (residential), a 6.6 kW system is an example. Considering all inverter types, the average cost is divided to provide an Average Cost per kW. The Average Cost per kW can be multiplied by any nominated system size for general system cost guidance. This content is not a substitute for a quoted price.

Quick links: Alternative system size prices 3 kW, 10 kW or 13 kW

Build your ideal Aiko solar panel and inverter combination with online installed prices on PSW Energy: Aiko solar package – variable sizes  ›

Hassle-free solar. From a locally based company you can trust.  Google & SolarQuotes 4.9/5

Pairing options

It’s one thing to know which Aiko solar panels to consider; this is only half the equation. Some know precisely their inverter or battery preferences. However, for those seeking further inspiration, try these popular product pairings for an assured future-ready energy system.

Goodwe DNS Inverters Batteries by Perth Solar Warehouse

Standard Inverter: Goodwe DNS-G3 or SDT-G2. It’s hard to ignore Goodwe as an inverter consideration. It may be at the more affordable end of the spectrum, but it just works. Great software, outstanding local support and a solid reputation. Unquestionably, Goodwe builds dependable solar inverters. 

Related: How good is a Goodwe for your project › 

$$

Sungrow Hyrbid Single Phase Inverters by Perth Solar Warehouse

Hyrbrid Inverter: Sungrow SH-RS & SH-RT. A proven hybrid inverter within Australia with a consistently evolving product suite. If limitations exist, maximise the oversizing capabilities of your preferred Aiko solar panels by adding a cost-effective Sungrow SBR-HV Battery. The Sungrow EV charger will arrive in 2024 for a one-energy ecosystem solution. 

Related: Which Sungrow inverter should you consider › 

$$$

Fronius Primo Inverters by Perth Solar Warehouse

Hybrid inverter: Fronius GEN24. When you occupy 20% of the Australian inverter market share, there’s a reason. Over the last decade, Fronius has earned a reputation for building dependable solar inverters, leading the way in energy ecosystem development with the new release of the Fronius GEN24 range. 

Is a Fronius inverter worth the extra expense ›

$$$

Which is ideal for you

When selecting the ideal solution for your home, with cutting-edge specifications, each Aiko Solar panel will undoubtedly have a best-case scenario. For most Perth Solar Warehouse turnkey energy solutions, the ideal Aiko solar panel will be the Neostar 1S with its ABC n-type solar module technology in a 440W format as the perfect system multiplier. The maximum system generation potential from the available subsidy will prevail as a determining factor for most customers within the Small Technology Certificate bracket.

Seeking a specific Aiko Solar product? As one of Australia’s first official Aiko vendors/installers for end customers (Company acknowledgement), we can facilitate your ideal solution with frontline product knowledge. An Aiko-certified installer based in Perth, Western Australia, Perth Solar Warehouse sales support can assist.

Top 5%: Tesla Premium Certified Installer 2024

Tesla Certified Premium Installer 2024 - PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse

You know you want a Tesla Energy product, but how do you select the ideal local installer? An installer with in-depth Tesla product knowledge is a must, especially when spending significantly on an energy investment. After all, your product warranty from Tesla is void if the installation fails to meet Tesla’s strict quality implementation requirements irrelevant to an individual’s accreditations. A Tesla Premium Certified Installer assists in narrowing down ideal installer selection criteria.

Contents

Key points

The third consecutive year, Perth Solar Warehouse (and PSW Energy) gained Tesla Premium Certified Installer recognition. Like all Tesla Energy premium installers, consecutive streaks ensure your local Tesla installer is 100% aligned with Tesla’s mission [of providing high-quality outcomes] to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Congratulations on your selection to be part of the Tesla Premium Certified Installer Program for 2024!

PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse has been selected to be a Tesla Premium Certified Installer based on your fulfilment of the following criteria:

  • Exceptional installation quality
  • Deep product knowledge and understanding
  • Distinguished customer experience
  • Longevity of relationship with Tesla
  • Alignment with Tesla’s mission

Perth Solar Warehouse staff remain committed to ensuring a superior Tesla home energy experience. It’s an entire local team effort: sales support, administration, applications, projects, installation and technical support implementing one of the most remarkable future energy products. It’s a privilege to be a part of the process and, most of all, on the journey with Tesla and the end user. For the next +10 years, we are the customer’s local support base. A more bankable outcome made more reassuring due to Perth Solar Warehouse’s 20 years of company history in energy.

Exceptional installation quality

An essential measurement. How does Tesla monitor this? For the Tesla Premium Certified Installer qualification, installers must upload all critical points of the installation overview. Tesla then remotely assesses the local installation and ranks the installation based on relative standards. Non-premium installers are not required to submit such a level of internal auditing.

2023: Perth Solar Warehouse scored 95% in all jobs assessed.

Tesla Powerwall 2 installed (Lynwood, WA) by Tesla Premium Certified Installer: PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse

Tesla Powerwall 2, Lynwood, WA

Deep product knowledge

Perth Solar Warehouse co-hosted the inaugural Tesla Energy Tech Talk (Perth) on 22nd November 2023 at the Tesla Motors Showroom, Osbourne Park, to an enthusiastic, invite-only Tesla vehicle owner event. So successful in Tesla product suite knowledge, Perth Solar Warehouse Director Derek McKercher was invited back as a keynote speaker for round two, February 2024.

2023: Tesla identified a 362% YoY (year-on-year) growth from Quarter 4 2022 to Quarter 4 2023—Tesla Performance Report: PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse.

PSW Energy x Tesla Energy Tech Talk Panel

Tesla Energy Tech Talk, Osbourne Park, 2023.

Distinguished customer experience

Tesla Premium Certified Installers submit projects for internal Tesla auditing. Beyond compliance, auditing journeys include ‘customer experience’ after the point of sale. However, if you need further convincing toward the ideal Tesla installer: Ranked as one of the best solar companies in Perth, WA by review ›

2023: Tesla identified a 4.8/5% customer satisfaction experience with PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse.

Tesla Premium Installer. It’s free to ask. Get a quote by one of Tesla’s top 5% most trusted installers.

Longevity of relationship with Tesla

We value relationships with quality brands. Tesla is the most advanced energy storage system on the market. There is a reason it is popular, and we must facilitate a quality outcome for the customer. If we can provide this, a longevity relationship thrives—we understand what’s required. 

2024: 2 years Tesla Certified (2020-2021) 3 consecutive years Tesla Premium Certified (2022, 2023,2024).

Alignment with Tesla's mission

We’ve been implementing sustainable energy for 20 years. Accelerating the world’s adoption of sustainable energy is more than aligned with PSW’s core. Everything is energy; electron energy transfer is our most efficient energy supply towards sustainability. We’re building the future.

2024: 9 years energy services, 11 years energy retail/services. Q4, 2023: PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse, receives the Tesla Energy Performance Excellence Award.

Derek McKercher PSW Eenrgy Perth Solar Warehouse

Derek McKercher (Director), 2013.

Tesla Premium Certified Installer list (Perth) 2024

Tesla Energy Australia have nominated two local and two national Tesla Premium Certified Installers for the greater Perth region (Western Australia) in 2024:

Premium Certified Installer
Service Areas
Tesla Premium Installer - PSW Energy - Perth Solar Warehouse
PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse
WA
Tesla Premium Installer - PSW Energy - Perth Solar Warehouse
Clean NRG Solar
WA
Tesla Premium Installer - PSW Energy - Perth Solar Warehouse
Solargain PV
WA, SA, VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD
Tesla Premium Installer - PSW Energy - Perth Solar Warehouse
Natural Solar
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, ACT

Source: Tesla.com

Achieving and maintaining Tesla Premium Certified Installer recognition is an elite calibre. PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse celebrates all companies that have attained Tesla Premium Certified Installer satus, performing amicably to acheive recognition.

Tesla Energy Performance Excellence Award, Q4, 2023

Kate Rutherford - Tesla Energy Performance Excellence Award

The world’s most recognised energy storage innovator has a relatively straightforward mission—accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. However, for rapid adoption to succeed, high-value local collaborations for implementation are required in diverse global regions. On February 1, 2024, Perth Solar Warehouse received the Tesla Energy Performance Excellence Award (Australia). Here’s what that translates to for you.

Contents

Key statistics

Greater adoption through proven customer outcomes that rank. You only become one of the world’s most iconic technology brands by knowing the numbers contributing to success. Therefore, implementing a measurement strategy for product implementation makes sense. While most manufacturers are concerned to the point of sale, Tesla aims for results, including installation satisfaction, to assist in long-term brand integrity.

With knowledge of implementation data, Perth Solar Warehouse surpassed the estimated growth in Q4, 2023. Achieving a company milestone of 362% YoY (Year on Year) growth, further complimented by a customer satisfaction rating of 4.8/5 and audit performance of 95% to support the achievement.

In the final quarter of 2023, Perth Solar Warehouse outperformed market growth by 165%, ranking among Australia’s Top 10% of Tesla Powerwall installers.

Via LinkedIn: We’re invested in your energy security as much you are. 𝙋𝙎𝙒 is Perth’s local Tesla Premium Certified Installer 2024 and Performance Excellence Award-Winner Q4, 2023.

Performance report

Tesla Certified Installers receive a Tesla Performance Review at regular intervals. Customers can request to view this information from their preferred shortlist of installers for comparison. The following key metrics summarise Perth Solar Warehouse’s 2023 organisational performance (including PSW Energy):

2023 Classification Criteria
Performance
Installation Volume Ranking
Top 10% (Australia)
Market Growth
Outperformed by 165%
Company Growth Milestone
Q4 Year on Year growth 362%
Customer Satisfaction
4.8/5
Audit performance
95%

Monitoring certified installer performance provides improved guidance on which Tesla allocates Premium Certified Installer status. Tesla’s Top 5% of certified installers. Based on these figures, Perth Solar Warehouse was recognised as a Tesla Premium Certified Installer 2024 for the third consecutive year.

Official announcement

Tesla Energy Australia awarded three Tesla Certified Installers for individual outstanding performances in Q4 of 2023 via their Powerwall Certified Installer Newsletter Q1 2024:

Performance Excellence Award – Perth Solar Warehouse, Western Australia

Perth Solar Warehouse (PSW Energy) is the deserving winner of the Q4 Performance Excellence Award. Due to the renewed marketing focus on Powerwall and off the back of a highly successful customer event, Perth Solar Warehouse achieved a phenomenal 362% YoY growth for Powerwall sales in Q4.

 Congratulations to the entire team at PSW for this fantastic achievement and we can’t wait to see what milestones are achieved in 2024!

Customer Service Excellence Award – Jet Solar, Victoria

Jet Solar are the winners of our Q4 Customer Service Excellence Award. Their clients home in Heathcote, Victoria, had a limited supply from a S.W.E.R line that was incapable of charging their Tesla vehicles. Jet Solar installed three Powerwalls, 14kW of Solar, and a Wall Connector, allowing the customer to enjoy using uninterrupted power, day and night and even in a black-out. Installed in December 2023.

Installation Excellence Award – Australia Wide Solar, New South Wales

Australia Wide Solar installed nine Powerwalls alongside 100kW of solar at Kalinya Estate, a luxury accomodation and events venue located one hour from Sydney. The team and Kalinya Estate were looking for a way to massively reduce their carbon footprint, and can now host tourism guests, private events and weddings, all powered by the sun.

All awardees performed exceptionally within their nominated categories and are justified as local industry-leading implementors of Tesla Energy products. Perth Solar Warehouse could only have achieved the Tesla Energy Performance Award through its staff. You are the fabric of this organisation. Thank you for committing to this shared belief of improved global outcomes.

And to our loyal PSW community of Tesla Powerwall owners, you see the benefits daily. Continue to share your energy independence story enabled through Powerwall and PSW, further assuring the long-term vision of self-sustaining energy independence.

Tesla Premium Installer. Ensure a quote by one of Tesla’s top 5% most trusted certified installers.

Extended resources: McKercher Corporation, PSW Energy