Installing a solar system is a big investment. Which means it is well worth it to do your research ahead of time to ensure that you feel confident about the technology that gets installed on your roof. But with so many solar panels out there, where do you start?
Consider firstly LONGi.
There are a number of reasons as to why we offer nothing else at Solar System Australia. LONGi has long been a leader in the solar energy industry, with highly efficient and reliable solar panels. When you are looking for solar panel, nothing can be counted on to perform just as well.
1. Reliable Against the Elements – A Top Performer in PV Evolution Labs Testing
One of the first reasons to consider purchasing LONGI solar panels is that they are solar panels that have been well tried and tested. More importantly, they have been proven again and again to be reliable. PV Evolution along with DNV GL have been independently testing Solar Panels performance and reliability since 2014. In their latest May 2021 report, LONGi solar panels emerged as a consistent top performer across all their different test categories, amongst other manufacturers.
This independent testing looked at solar panels’ resistance to thermal cycling, damp heat, mechanical stress, potential induced degradation, and light induced degradation. As well as their ‘PAN’ performance, which tested how well they perform against many different operating conditions.
2. Uses the Most Efficient Type of Solar Cells – Monocrystalline Cells
LONGi solar panels were also created on most developed PV technology: monocrystalline.
A silicon system that has seen 64 years of research and development. These cells are made from slicing large and pure silicon crystals which gives them a completely black or blue appearance. They are the top performing solar cells for PV solar systems. LONGi has built a reputation as a force to be reckoned with, as one of the largest manufacturers of mono silicon wafers, the solar cells in monocrystalline solar panels.
Monocrystalline panels are significantly more efficient than thin film solar panels. However, they are only slightly more efficient than polycrystalline cell panels as their curved corners results in more wasted space on the modules. Which is surface area which could have been absorbing sunlight, loosing electrons, and producing power.
3. Improved Shade Tolerance – Parallel Connection Design
The third reason you should consider LONGi solar panels for your installation is their speciality in half cell PV technology. A feature that ensures that the solar panels continue to deliver a good yield in the cases of some shading or overcast conditions.
LONGi solar panels are created with half cut solar cells fixed within a unique parallel connection design. Half cut solar cells demand a different circuit connection method in solar panels. Traditionally, these connections are fixed in a series going from right to left, top down throughout the solar cells. However, installed with half cut solar cells, the voltage doubles.
This innovative parallel design feature, installed with half cut cells, delivers a solar PV panel system that is more resistant to energy loss from shade. This is as any obstructing overcast on one half of the panel, or a few solar cells, does not cause as much obstruction to the circuit. This continues to be a significant issue in series wired panels.
4. Promised Performance – 5 Years Manufacturer’s Warranty
LONGi provides a 5 year’s manufacturer’s warranty across all their solar panels, for added peace of mind. This is feature you can expect from almost any solar manufacturer, but LONGi also goes further with their warranties.
LONGi also offers a first-year power warranty of 98% or greater for all PV modules, based on the confidence of their panels’ solar cells and anti- light degradation technology.
5. Local Assistance – Australian Office
Another reason to get LONGI solar panels is that the manufacturer has an office in Australia, in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Which means you can always have the assurance of a streamlined warranty process, or quick assistance for other requirements.
Install a LONGi Solar Panel System
With all this in mind, the consensus is clear. LONGi solar panels are great for Australian homes and businesses. If you are looking for a LONGi solar panel installation, our installers at Solar System Australia are well equipped to help you out.
To learn more about our residential packages read more here, or get in touch with one of our installers to book a free solar assessment.