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Solar Component Selection Guide

Solar Panel

Whilst Infinite Energy can source most panels on the market we believe these three panels stand out as superior. Here is a comparison:

  Canadian Solar Sun Power Q CELLS
Manufacturers presence in Australia
Warranty and service
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Country of manufacture China Mexico, China
Headquartered in USA
China, Malaysia, USA and South Korea
Product Warranty up to 25 years 25 years up to 25 years
Manufacturer Covers Labour Costs NO YES NO
Performance Warranty 25 years Linear 25 years Linear 25 years Linear
Annual Performance Degredation <0.7%pa <0.4%pa <0.5%pa
Power Tolerance
The output range for individual panels
0/+5W 0/+5% 0/+5W
Temperature Co-efficient (Power)
The lower the better
-0.41% -0.38% -0.35%
Genuine Multi-Contact Connectors
Not “MC4 compatible” imitations
Junction Box IP rating
The higher the better
IP67 IP65 IP67

An Australian Presence:

  • Manufactured by a large reputable internal company with significant presence in Australia.
  • Manufacturer has a warranty process and service support that is accessible in Australia.

Quality Assurance:

  • Infinite Energy is satisfied that there are stringent quality control processes and procedures.

System Inverters

A crucial component of your Home Solar Energy System is the inverter. Inverters convert the DC electricity produced by the solar panels into AC electricity that your home and the grid utilise. Infinite Energy recommends opting for a high quality inverter that has Australian warranty support. Below are some features to compare:

  ABB Fronius SMA
Country of manufacturer Canada and China Austria Germany and China
Product Warranty 25 years for Power Optimisers
12 years for Inverters, extendable to 20 or 25 years
5 years
5 years free
5 years
Extendable to
20 years
Location of Warranty support Australia Australia Australia
Communication Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Blue Tooth & Wi-Fi (Depending on model)
MPPTS Single – Power Optimisers
Dual – Inverters (3KW+)
Dual – String (3KW+)
Single – Hybrid
Dual (3KW+)

Performance Warranty Comparison


Solar Mounting System

The mounting system physically connects the solar panels to your roof. The mounting system is a crucial component of a solar array as it will be subjected to major environmental stresses.

Infinite Energy only use premium corrosion resistant mounting systems that are guaranteed for 10 years.



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