A closer look at Tier 1 solar panels
Solar panels in the market
The market today offers hundreds of different kinds and brands of solar panels, making it harder to make the right choice when you go solar. Which panels are the best quality? What is the life span? Performance guarantee? Wattage? Warranty? Let’s take a closer look at the top, most reliable, and most efficient solar panels available today.
What is a Tier 1 solar panel?
The Tier 1 rating is commonly used in solar industry talk and business discussions. Developed by Bloomberg New Energy Finance Corporation, the Tier rating is utilized to rate manufacturers of solar panels in terms of financial stability.
What should you look for?
Just like buying any product, you should assess based on quality, performance, reliability, innovation, value, and feedback from end-users. It is also important to check the warranty, efficiency, and degradation over the life of the solar panel. There are highly reputable solar panels popular in the Philippines, specifically JA Solar, LG, and Panasonic.
Poly vs mono
It’s also equally important to understand the differences between Monocrystalline solar panels and Polycrystalline solar panels. To break it down simply, it is really all about the cells. In the overall solar system setup, both monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels are made of silicon and perform the same function: the solar panels harvest the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity. Both kinds of panels are made from silicon. Before making your final solar system decision on which panels you should choose, you should consider the key differences between monocrystalline solar panels and polycrystalline solar panels – and it is not just as simple as choosing the cheaper solar panels.
Silicon solar cell: Monocrystalline solar panels contain solar cells made from a single crystal of silicon, while polycrystalline solar panels contain solar cells made from many silicon fragments melted together.
Monocrystalline solar panels: These are referred to as premium solar, because they look better, provide better aesthetics to a house, and they have higher efficiency. In monocrystalline panels, the silicon is formed into bars and cut into wafers. The cell consists of a single crystal, thus, the electrons that generate a flow of electricity generally have more room to move. This is what causes the monocrystalline panels to be more efficient. Yes, monocrystalline panels are more efficient than their polycrystalline counterparts.
Polycrystalline solar panels: These solar panels are multi-crystalline or many-crystal silicon. They typically have lower efficiencies than monocrystalline solar panels. The advantage of poly panels is their price, as they are cheaper than monocrystalline, thus making them more affordable.
Color: Polycrystalline panels have a blue hue. Monocrystalline panels have a black hue.
High-Density: Polycrystalline panels have a high power density.
Which solar panel is the right one for you?
In selecting the right solar panels for your home or business, you must consider the following factors:
- Panel Efficiency
- Size of Solar Panel System
- Solar Harvest
- Sun Exposure
- Roof Space
- PV Layout
- Number of Panels
- Roof Aesthetics
After weighing out the advantages and disadvantages, and prioritizing them in accordance to what is important for you, your home, or your business, then you can make the right decision on which solar panels are best and most suitable for you.
Turning on the sun
At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.
Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar
Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.
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