What are Solar Panels?
Solar panels are also known as photovoltaic (PV) modules. These modules are made from solar cells that convert light energy into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. The Panels we use for installation of your solar system, must be accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) in order to qualify for the government rebate. The Clean Energy Council (CEC) insists that all panels used in Australia offer a 25 year production warranty; they must produce more than 90% of the panel wattage for the first ten years and more than 80% for the next fifteen years which is a total of 25 years. That means that the solar panels are guaranteed to produce power for 25 years.
Some companies claim their panels produce more power than others in different light conditions or temperatures etc. But the difference is not dramatic; maybe 2% better in some cases or 5% better in others. It's hard to justify spending 70% to 100% more on panels for such a small return.
We currently offer a choice of brands – Jinko Solar Panels & LG Neon R Black Panels. Both are classified as Tier 1 solar panel manufacturers; meaning they manufacture their panels ‘from scratch’, invest heavily in R&D, utilize advanced robotic processes and have at least 5 years experience in the industry. See Tier Table below
Elcon Solar Pty Ltd can recommend the best panel technology for your environment, requirements and comply with the CEC Australian standards. Our products include mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline modules – standard and half-cell.
For product brochures and further information on our solar panels, please click on any of the panel brands below to link to our more information;
What are Polycrystalline Solar Panels;
Polycrystalline modules are composed of a number of different crystals, fused together to make a single cell. Whilst majority of solar installers recommend Mono-crystalline Solar Panels, Polycrystalline Panels have proven to perform better in the Australian climate, especially in hotter conditions. Polycrystaline Panels are one of the more affordable renewable energy solutions and are Elcon Solars number one choice when selecting the right panels for your home.
The photo is a Polycrystalline Solar Panel and below is a pros & cons of using Polycrystalline Solar Panels.
What are Monocrystalline Solar Panels:
Monocrystalline, as the name suggests, is constructed using one single crystal, cut from ingots.This gives the solar panel a uniform appearance across the entire module. The majority of solar panel installers recommend Mono-crystalline solar panels, mainly because they have a proven track record for producing safe, reliable, clean energy directly from the sun with an estimated useful life of 35-40 years. Mono-crystalline panels are the most efficient of all technologies, requiring much less roof space than other panels. The efficiency of mono-crystalline solar panels can be affected by low-light, heat and shade. Our solar panels have a great low-light performance than the industry standard and overheating is minimised by ensuring adequate airflow beneath the panels.
The photo is a Monocrystalline Solar Panel and below is a pros & cons of using Monocrystalline Solar Panels.