Solar panels are the primary part of a solar power system. They make up the largest component of the cost of a system and are the primary contributor to performance.
Infinite Energy has access to the entire solar panel market and is not tied to any particular brand or manufacturer. We will recommend the best solar panels for our commercial customers and provide you with our reasoning. Here is an insight into how we go about selecting solar panels to recommend to our clients:
Infinite Energy utilises industry leading solar simulation software PVSyst to model system performance data from hundreds of solar panels specifications in conditions local to Australia. This provides us a short list for panels.
Infinite Energy owns and operates one of the most comprehensive Solar Panel Test Facilities in the southern hemisphere. It tests over 25 different solar panel brands and models (all of which are available on the market in Australia). More details on Infinite Energy’s Solar Test Facility is available here. We will only recommend solar panels that demonstrate superior performance.
Together with German Solar Panel manufacturer Q-Cells, Infinite Energy is also a research partner with the University of Western Australia through the Future Farm 2050 Project. The solar component of the project is designed to test various solar panel technologies, including Monocrystaline, Polycrystaline and Thin Film (CIGS) in real world Australian conditions.Infinite Energy has also installed a solar panel test facility for the East Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) which tests Monocrystaline, Polycrystaline and Thin Film (CIGS) solar panels. Click here for details of the EMRC Solar Test Facility.We also use data from the Australian Government’s Solar test facility Desert Knowledge in Alice Springs and from respected solar industry publication Photon Magazine.
Be wary if a Solar retailer does not specify the panels to be supplied. You wouldn’t buy a car without knowing the manufacturer and the model and solar is no different. There is lots of information on panels made the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers. Large scale solar farms around the world only source solar panels from large “Tier 1” solar manufacturers and there are many reasons for that.
The biggest mistake anyone can make when considering a solar system is that all solar panels are created equal. In fact there is a significant difference in the quality, reliability and durability in solar panels on the market in Australia.
An Infinite Energy Solar Consultant can help you select a solar panel that matches your requirements in terms of budget and system performance. Call or email us to arrange a no obligation consultation.