Like so many things in life you get what you pay for.
For solar panels though the obvious difference in price and performance is not so clear. A 400 watt panel from any CEC accredited manufacturer will produce 400 watts at standard operating conditions which is the standard panel manufacturers use to compare apples to apples.
However, the quality of the materials affects how well the panels survive over time and the equipment the panels are manufactured on determines the consistent quality of the product. Finally, the size and overall viability of the company will likely (but no guarantee) they will be around in 5 years, 10 years or 25 years to honour any warranty claims.
Many solar panel and inverter manufacturers have disappeared over the past 10 years, so picking one that provides consistent high quality and is going to be able to provide you with support if you ever need it is important.
We aren’t limited to the following manufacturers, but they tick the key boxes for us and our customers.
Jinko Solar has been in Australia for over 10 years and has been the number 1 selling panel for the past few years. They manufacture cutting edge technology at an affordable price because of the economies of scale they get from huge turnover. They make a range of panels suitable for residential and commercial applications.
Tindo Solar is the only Australian manufacturer of solar panels.
Tindo = Sun
It is a word from the Kaurna Warra Aboriginal language which is the language of the peoples indigenous to the Adelaide plains on which our solar panel manufacturing plant is situated.
Tindo designs and manufactures technologically advanced solar panels in Australia, for Australia and the world. Tindo Solar is a wholly Australian owned and operated company founded in 2011 focused on increasing manufacturing output and creating Australian jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
At Tindo we have set out to make a panel that respects the sun and to make a panel that would deliver on its product and performance warranty. Tindo panels are Made for Life