Solar panels are the main feature of your residential or commercial solar system. Solar panels contain photovoltaic cells which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) energy.
They do this by absorbing photons contained in sunlight. These photons force electrons in the atoms that make up photovoltaic cells to be released. These electrons are caught on the surface of the solar panel and, when they build up, are pushed into a current which is converted into AC energy by a power inverter. The AC energy powers the building.
We recommend you always purchase high quality solar panels from a trusted supplier certified by the Clean Energy Council. This ensures your solar panels sustain the longest possible lifespan and that you maximise your utility savings. We only supply tier 1 solar panels from brands like: Trinsolar, Sungrow, Sun Power, Enphase and LG Solar to ensure high efficiency and long-term durability.
The principle of ‘you get what you pay for’ is particularly relevant when considering which solar panel to buy. A higher quality solar panel offers better efficiency and therefore more energy savings than a standard solar panel. If you decide to purchase a low quality solar panel, for example, a tier 2 or tier 3 solar panel, you run the risk of faster degradation, and lower efficiency. This will cost you money in the long term and may require you to replace your low-quality solar panels faster than anticipated. When it comes to solar panels, the old maxim tends to be true: Buy cheap, pay twice.