Solar panels Captures the sun’s energy (photons) and converts it into electricity. Solar panel is also known as solar photovoltaics (PV).
Every solar power panel contains many different silicon cells or solar cells. They are building blocks of solar panels. The energy from the sun’s light (photons) is absorbed by these solar cells. The silicon and the conductors in the panel convert the sunlight into Direct Current (DC) electricity which then flow into the inverter.
Q CELLS is a German Engineering & Premium Technology company. Backed by FORTUNE® Global 500 firm Hanwha Group in South Korea, a reliable parent company valued at $80 billion, Q CELLS is the largest manufacturer of solar cells as well as one of the largest photovoltaic module manufacturer globally.
Q CELLS’ Technology & Innovation headquarters is in Germany with manufacturing plants in China, Malaysia and South Korea with a growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East.
Every aspect of Q CELLS’ solar panels is industry leading, with the company providing the full spectrum of PV products, applications, and solutions to a wide range of customers in the residential, commercial and large-scale utility markets. The company has a worldwide Research & Development (R&D) network to ensure it stays at the cutting edge of photovoltaic (PV) technology. Q CELLS is part of the Silicon Module Super League (SMSL), a group of the six largest module suppliers in the PV market today.
Q CELLS has won several awards for its PV products, such as the Solar Industry Award for module manufacturing innovation in 2015. The Q CELLS Q.PRO poly-crystalline module was ranked No.1 in the 2014 PHOTON module yield measurement test.
A local team of engineers is stationed in Sydney to support customers during the project planning process, on-site and in the unlikely event of a warranty claim.
Founded in 1997, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2006, Trina Solar specializes in the manufacture of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and system integration. Today Trina Solar is the world’s number 1 solar PV module brand* with a total shipment volume in 2014 of 3.66 GW. Trina Solar is not only a pioneer of China’s PV industry, but has become an influential shaper of the global solar industry and a leader in solar modules, solutions and services.
The Trina ‘Honey’ Modules deliver high efficiency of up to 16.2% – one of the highest from a standard crystalline panel. This, combined with its high performance under low light conditions allows for consistently high output and the ability to maximize the financial return. The Trina Honey panels have a guaranteed power output of – 0/+3%, meaning the performance of the panel will not be below its rated
Output and may potentially be up to 3% higher. Available in 60-cell configurations, the Trina Honey 260W panel meets all of your rooftop PV needs
Trina Solar Datasheet
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) operates as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 20 countries on 6 continents. Besides serving as a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Canada, China and Vietnam, Canadian Solar employs over 8,600 workers worldwide. This translates into more than 14 GW of panel shipments, or over 50 million PV modules, in the past 15 years. Together with Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar is ushering the way into a new era of clean, competitive, mainstream power.
Now GCL holds three listed companies which construct a new photovoltaic value chain, consisting of upstream, midstream, and downstream to promote in-depth industry integration and grid parity of solar power. GCL strives to be the most respected international clean energy group through innovations and its constant pursuit of excellence.
GCL Solar Datasheet
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base across the globe. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.5 GW for solar cells, and 4.3 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2015. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and had connected approximately 1,006.6 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of December 31, 2015.
Jinko solar panels have been around since 2006 and manufacturing solar panels since 2010. Earlier in 2015 Jinko is considered to be the 3rd largest Manufacturer of PV Solar panels in the world.
BYD (HK:1211), one of the world’s top PV manufacturers, produces from wafer to module, committing to high quality sustainable products and continuous improvement. Integrating with Electrical Vehicles and Battery Energy Storage technology makes BYD the world-leading solution provider from energy generating to consumption and storage.
BYD is the world’s largest producer of rechargeable batteries and also the world’s largest manufacturer of electric cars. In addition to batteries and electric cars, they also produce electric buses, LED lights, trains, and monorails. While BYD has been producing solar panels for a number of years they have only recently started to develop a significant presence in Australia.
BYD Solar Datasheet