SOLARWORLD, WHEN EXCEPTIONAL HAS OPTIONS
Imagine a choice of only the finest German manufactured solar panels. Not just one option but variances to suit any need, desire or application. SolarWorld, Germany’s largest and most trusted solar panel manufacturer, produces solar panels proven to go above and beyond the definition of quality. Ensuring every solar panel built will provide maximum power, in the most efficient ways, for as long as possible. Due to the harsh Australian conditions, most solar panels degrade at expedited rates due to excessive heat, violent storms and heightened UV radiation among other factors. SolarWorld’s solar panels are rigorously tested to ensure that they are durable enough to withstand the world’s most testing environments.
SolarWorld guarantees all solar modules will work as rated direct from the factory, promising a positive performance tolerance, which means that each solar panel is performing at or above expectations up to 5 Watts greater. Referred to as an industry respected, positive performance guarantee. Each precision solar module is carefully designed to ensure resilience to any given environment, ensuring that no amount of rain, hail, sand, ammonia, salt spray and even snow will damage the panel. Superior solar panels designed and built to minimise all forms of degradation over time.
Perth Solar Warehouse provides the largest range of German made solar energy system’s in Australia comprised of the latest duo solar cell technology, acclaimed monocrystalline variants and the award-winning polycrystalline solar panels from SolarWorld.
THE RAW DIFFERENCES
Still trying to wrap your head around the key solar information? Get a basic understanding of the base materials before jumping to what our gurus believe are four of the best solar panels suited for the Australian environment.
Monocrystalline Quick Overview
SolarWorld’s high-powered monocrystalline solar panels, such as the Sunmodule Plus Mono Black and the Sunmodule Plus Mono solar modules, offer a greater energy production for the space compared to polycrystalline solar panels. A manufacturing process which incorporates one single silicon ingot from where each cell becomes hewn, providing higher purity silicon, characterised by their uniform black cell colouring.
As a result of the complexity involved in manufacturing monocrystalline silicon wafers, monocrystalline solar modules are often slightly more expensive than their polycrystalline counterparts.
Polycrystalline Quick Overview
Procuring polycrystalline cells is via a process which incorporates melting raw silicon, pouring it into a mould, and then cutting the result into perfectly square silicon wafers. This process is extremely simple, and thus most cost-effective to perform. In turn, the resulting solar panels are less expensive than their monocrystalline counterparts. Polycrystalline panels are renowned for a trademark blue cell. The colour derived as a result of phosphorus doping process.
Of course, the difference between polycrystalline and monocrystalline isn’t as clear-cut as it seems. Polycrystalline panels may perform better than some monocrystalline panels in particular environments. The true way to differentiate solar modules and the advantages for a particular location is to analyse this on a case-by-case basis. As such, it’s not always necessarily true that monocrystalline panels will offer an all-round greater performance than polycrystalline panels.
THE PANELS (CONTENDERS)
1. SolarWorld Sunmodule Protect (including duo)
Australian weather, it’s harsh, one of the harshest environments in the world, and usually the number one contributing factor in the degradation of solar panels in general. Engineered for success the Sunmodule Protect range of solar panels have been built tough with the ultimate resilience and longevity in mind. So much so, that the manufacturer warranty promises an industry leading 30-year linear performance warranty; 5 years greater than all other performance guarantees. A resounding promise that each panel should be achieving no less than 90% efficiency at age 21 or 86.85% by year 30. Equating to a minuscule 0.35% maximum degradation each year.
The breathtaking range of Sunmodule Protect solar panels are covered with a resilient tempered glass front sheet and a glass back sheet, encasing the solar cells in the most stable environment ever produced. Referred to as Glass-glass technology, it adds greater protection from the front on weather and detrimental reverse elements.
Always overlooked, advanced back sheet functionality is the key to long-term energy production. The Sunmodule Protect range is perfect for installation areas where conventional solar panels degrade quickly. Such as in scorching regions, high ammonia concentrated areas, or close to the sea where salt spray may increase possible degradation. The considerable advantage is all of this extra strength does not impact the weight when compared to the Sunmodule Plus range.
All-in-all, the Sunmodule Protect range of solar panels provide an excellent lifespan and resilience for those of you who live in areas where other solar panels will simply not manage. Standard test condition values will always appear lower than the monocrystalline variants produced by SolarWorld, the mechanical resilience and overall yield is unmatched.
2. SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus Mono Black
Who said renewable energy couldn’t look stylish? The Sunmodule Plus Mono Black range of solar panels is an exceptionally sleek design that can help make solar more persuasive for those who have an eye for visual appeal. Magnificently crafted, this stylish solar panel is finished in a refined full black design.
Style, without a doubt, isn’t the only high point. This sensational solar panel has a capable output of one of the greatest Watts peak under standard test conditions of all SolarWorld solar panels. Although it’s difficult to replicate standard test conditions in any given environment the overall yield is still far superior to most. This premium solar module is a monocrystalline composite protected by a durable 4mm of protective tempered glass to offer strong resilience to the elements.
Built with purpose the frame is black anodised high-grade aluminium, which indeed finishes the sleek black design. This panel is sure to suit any building, while still providing a solid amount of energy.
Like all of SolarWorld’s panels, this mono black solar panel has a positive performance tolerance. Meaning that any subtle variations in quality of each solar cell should never result in a solar panel producing less than it’s nameplate rating at standard test conditions. In turn ensuring the resulting installation can reach expected returns or greater, from the moment it’s activated.
3. SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus Mono
This panel is built entirely with quality and maximum performance in mind. Lacking the sleek black design of the Mono Black variation, it offers greater energy production for the size. This astounding solar panel provides the largest amount of power (Watts peak) at Standard Test Conditions when compared to any other solar module in the Perth Solar Warehouse range of SolarWorld German made solar panels.
The Sunmodule Plus Mono solar panel is German manufactured in every element, providing the greatest in quality and efficiency. It offers a 25-year linear performance warranty, ensuring that if your energy production dips below the allowed 0.7% efficiency degradation per year, then your investment is still safe. SolarWorld guarantees that this remarkable product is built to last the journey and have been doing so for over 40 years.
Reinforced and secure, the front of the solar panel comprises an industry acclaimed 4mm protective tempered glass sheet, offering excellent preservation from the weather. The Sunmodule Plus Mono range of solar panels are precision engineered to minimise damage caused by more extreme climatic conditions, such as those found here in Australia. Most alternative brands of solar panels have proven to degrade faster due to the heat or high exposure to UV radiation. However, the scrupulous nature of SolarWorld manufacturing and materials specifically minimise such damage.
All of SolarWorld’s panels are TUV certified, promising the lowest measuring tolerance in industry. Assurance that each solar panel has been precision engineered to provide the greatest performance possible.
All 60 of the photovoltaic cells on every solar panel are designed, engineered and manufactured in Germany. A proven history of an excellent all-round performance, even under the intense conditions they are exposed to in Australia.
4. SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus Poly
Famously popular, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Poly range of solar panels are one of the most awarded solar panels on the market. A strong build quality, refined componentry and the ability to output at or above the nameplate rating in line with the specified warranties is the key to its success. Exceptional value for money with lower production costs ensures the SolarWorld Sunmodule Poly solar panel range is always in high demand.
Built incorporating the extra strength 4mm toughened protective glass and an advanced laminate back sheet, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Poly range is constructed to withstand the formidable Australian conditions.
A like all Sunmodule Plus range solar panels, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus Poly is accompanied with the industries most trusted 25-year linear performance warranty.
YOU BE THE JUDGE
There is a world renowned SolarWorld solar panel option to suit anyone. You just need to decide which SolarWorld solar panel suits best for what you want to achieve. No matter your choice, you can rest assured knowing SolarWorld German made solar panels are built to last the journey.
IN A NUTSHELL
All SolarWorld solar panels in the Perth Solar Warehouse range are expertly engineered and manufactured in Germany to provide the greatest levels of energy production, efficiency, and longevity for those who demand solar without compromise. SolarWorld produces exceptional high-quality solar panels that are resilient enough and proven to withstand the Australian climate while harnessing maximum energy.
Sustainable in every essence. Each solar panel that leaves a SolarWorld factory is guaranteed to be performing at or above expectations, and promise to continue producing phenomenal yields long into the future. Quite simply translated as one of the best returns on investment over time, saving you money as well as saving the environment.