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BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

There are many different brands of solar panels on the market. What are the best brands of solar panels that can be purchased? What are the prices of solar panels? 

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

What are good quality solar panels? In which countries are the best solar panels produced?

Look at solar panels and inverters.

If we observe the best solar panels, we observe the brand and the origin of the panels. Most people do not know what brand of solar panels they have.

This is strange, because there is a lot of difference between the price and the quality of the solar panels. To make it clear, the solar panels are divided into 3 groups. This involves looking at solar panels and investors.

The best solar panels fall under the high segment, which is on the page below.

Characteristics of low-level solar panels

Solar panels and investors usually come from China or from low-wage countries. Most solar panels are not tested by test institutes (for example, Photon). 

A number has a TÜV quality mark, but this quality mark only says something about safety and life, and not about the practical performance of solar panels. These solar panels are not among the best solar panels.

There is a good chance that the solar panels in this segment have a B quality and do not fall on the best solar panels. It is possible that these solar panels have been rejected by other manufacturers. 

Another disadvantage is that the factory warranty is provided by China or other Asian countries. This means that in case of problems after the installation guarantee (1 to 2 years), you must go to the company in China or another Asian country.

Some examples of  brands of solar panels   in this segment;

SunRise (China):

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Sunrise is a brand that comes from China. This Chinese producer manufactures mono and polycrystalline solar panels. 

Sunrise wants to provide the cleanest possible energy to everyone in the world in the most reliable and efficient way. 

The total output of Sunrise solar panels has a capacity of 500 MW per year. This equates to approximately 200 million solar panels that have a capacity of 250 Wp. The guarantee of Sunrise solar panels is ensured by CHUBB.

 

Trunsun (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Trunsun   is a company in China that started producing Trunsun solar panels in 2008, becoming one of the companies that produce the latest solar panels.

 Trunsun solar panels fall below Beyondsun. Trunsun regulates the production facilities themselves. The Trunsun and Beyondsun solar panels are located in the same company in China.

 

Shinetime solar panels (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Shinetime   is a company that, like Trunsun, is located in China and is also one of the newest companies that produce solar panels. 

Shinetime solar panels were established in 2010 and employ about 200 engineers.

 Currently, the production line contains 96,000 square meters in 10 different production lines. Shinetime wants to expand its production line with 30 other production lines.

 

Xuyang solar panels (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Xuyang   is a company in China that started in 2010. As the Xuyang solar panels did not send solar panels to the photon testing institute, the results of this larger institute are not known. 

If you are going to buy Xuyang solar panels, there is no certainty whether these solar panels are of high quality.

 

ZNShine (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

 Compared to the other producers,  Znshine  is a small producer in China that produces solar panels. Znshine solar panels began in 2007 with the production of solar panels.

 As a result, few test results are known for a longer period of time. Znshine runs as a family business. As of 2015, ZNShine has withdrawn solar panels from the European Joint Undertaking for the importation of Chinese solar panels.

 

Scion (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Stion   is a Chinese company that produces thin-film solar panels. 

Stion Solar Panels is a manufacturer that has partnered with the solar panel manufacturer TSMC. Stion solar panels are available in different versions, namely with and without frame. 

 

Low level inverters

Some examples of inverter brands     in this low segment;

– Omnik (China)

– Hosola (China)

– SAJ (China)

– Solon (China)

– Yisun New Energy Tech (China)

Middle range

In this segment,  solar panels  and  inverters are  usually of good quality. According to Photon (large testing institute), these solar panels achieve good results. 

Like the low-end segment, these solar panels come from China (or Asia)

This means that, as with the low-end segment, the factory warranty is provided by China or another Asian manufacturer. This can be a disadvantage if your solar panel company invokes a factory warranty and the factory is not difficult to reach for your company. If the manufacturer is from Europe, this does not apply.

Some examples of brands of   solar panels   in this segment;

ET Solar (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

ET Solar   has been around since 2005 and is headquartered in China. Solar panels from ET Solar sell their solar panels around the world. 

Solar panels from ET Solar started making components and then proceeded to produce complete solar panels. As of 2015, solar ET solar panels were withdrawn from the European Joint Undertaking.

CNPV (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

 

CNPV   is a company that was founded in 2006 in China. This company manufactures the entire solar cell, unlike many other manufacturers. 

CNPV solar panels work in conjunction with various technical universities. 

CNPV produces many different low-performance solar panels (small in size) to solar panels with high performance. Most solar panels are exported to other countries. Only 10% of total production remains in China.

CSG (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

CSG   is a company that started in 1984. This makes CSG solar panels one of the oldest solar panel companies in the solar panel industry. 

CSG has several offices around the world. CSG Solar Panels is the market leader in Asia in the field of high performance glass. CSG also supplies glass as a semi-finished product to other producers of solar panels.

Canadian solar (china)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Canadian Solar   started with solar panels in Toronto. In general, it is thought that Canadian solar solar panels come from Canada by name, but solar panels are produced in China. Canada has the headquarters of Canadian solar solar panels. 

This company was initially one of the first manufacturers to use 4busbar technology. Like the solar panels of ET Solar, this company was eliminated from the European Joint Undertaking in 2015 with minimum import prices.

REC (Singapore)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

 

REC   are made by the Renewable Energy company. This company was founded in 1996 in Norway. REC solar panels began with the production of solar cells. 

Subsequently, REC became a full production line of complete solar panels. Now the REC solar panel company is in Singapore.

JA Solar (China)

 

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

JA Solar   is a Chinese company founded in 2005. JA Solar solar panels are one of the largest manufacturers of solar panels in the world. 

JA Solar’s head office is in China, but there are also offices in Europe, such as in Munich (Germany).

Yingli (China)

Like JA Solar’s solar panels,  Yingli   is one of the largest manufacturers that produce solar panels. Yingli Green Energy is headquartered in China. Yingli’s solar panels have created a lot of brand awareness by sponsoring the World Cup. Yingli has a wide variety of solar panels. 

Yingli also tries to produce solar panels in a sustainable way. Yingli solar panels have grown considerably in the last year with its production capacity.

Yingli also manufactures solar panels of the highest segment.

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Mid-level investors

Some examples of investors of brands in this segment:

– ABB / Powerone (USA)

– Chint (China)

– Growatt (China)

– GoodWe (China)

– Samil (China)

– Kaco (Germany)

High segment (best solar panels)

This segment includes the best solar panels  and inverters that have been well tested and with a factory warranty in Europe. 

If there are problems with solar panels, you can approach manufacturers more easily, even if the installer is no longer available or is bankrupt.

Some examples of the best brands of  solar panels  in this segment;

Qcells (Germany)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Qcells   is among the best solar panels and is a company that manufactures one of the few solar panels in Europe. The Qcells head office is in Germany. 

The Qcells solar panels were established in 1999. Based on the results of the Phaton tests, Qcells ranks among the solar panels with the best performance in 2013.

The Qcells solar panels won the ‘Sustainable Energy Award in Europe’ in 2010. This company has several locations in Europe where its products are manufactured and has several production lines. 

The parent company of the solar panels of Qcell is linked to an insurance company. As a result, Qcells solar panels guarantee is supplied by the same company.

Solar panels Conergy (Germany)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Conergy   manufactures one of the best solar panels and is a company founded in 1998 in Hamburg. 

This company is a very experienced and solid manufacturer. Conergy not only manufactures solar panels, but also inverters, storage systems, assembly materials and monitoring systems for solar energy solutions. 

The company has been in US hands since 2013, but development and production are still taking place in Germany.

Solar Frontier (japon)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Solar Frontier   is a company in Japan and produces one of the best solar panels. According to suppliers, Solar Frontier delivers solar panels on average 10% more than other brands. 

In zonnepanelen.net the tests show that this is not the case with all other brands. With this research, they have compared the solar panels of Solar Frontier with more than 30 other brands of solar panels. 

Solar Frontier is a subsidiary of Shell. They use thin film that is also called CIS. These panels fall under the best solar panels.

Renesola (China)

BEST BRANDS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR 2019

Renesola   is a Chinese company that has been active since 2005. This company is listed on the stock exchange since 2008.

In addition to being one of the best solar panels, Renesola produces solar inverters, lighting, energy storage systems and cables. Renesola is a broadly oriented producer in the solar panel industry. 

Renesola’s solar panels were removed from the European Joint Undertaking as of 2015 with a minimum import price for the Chinese solar panels that they import.

High level investors

Some examples of investor brands     in this segment:

– Solar Edge (Israel / USA)

– SMA (Germany)

– Steca (Germany)

– Kostal (Germany)

– Fronius (Austria)

Other brands of solar panels.

Are you looking for a brand that is not on the list? Look in the list below.

  • Benq
  • Bisol
  • LG
  • Sharp
  • Solar Trina