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At Supreme Power we have the largest range of solar equipment available on the market making us a One-Stop-Shop for all your solar needs.
Almost all solar power retailers selling solar PV only deal with 2 or 3 types of panel, usually because the company wants to achieve buying power with their suppliers. The more of one make of panel they sell the cheaper they can buy it, unfortunately for the consumer they end up receiving bio-est advice.
At Supreme Power we work as an independent retailer, selling all the top panels available on the market. This means we provide none bio-est information regarding each make and model to help serve our customer with invaluable accurate information explaining what they really need to know.
Supreme Power ONLY deals with tier one panels supplied. Out of over 830 solar panel manufactures there are only 54 in the world that use tier one Crystalline. In Australia today
you will find that most solar power retailers deal with these tier one panels, only a few will use a very cheap panel with a lower grade of crystalline.
Is there much difference between the tier one modules? This is a question that is asked a lot by many of our customers. Many get confused by hearing different information from a lot of different sales people. Please don’t kid yourself when it comes to solar panels almost all the top panels have very little difference. There are only really 7 components in a panel, these are 1) Tempered Glass, 2) Iodized aluminum frame, 3) backing sheet, 4) crystalline, 5) wiring and conductive ribbons, 6) Diodes, and finally 7) Glue that holds it all together. As along as good quality components are used and its put together properly the quality of the final produce should be comparable. The efficiency is all down to the crystalline conversion ration. Some manufactures focus on clearer glass but the difference with glass is so marginal its irrelevant.
The world famous Photon Laboratory based in Germany is constantly testing panels under the same conditions. They then release independent results of 151 modules being tested. Its a great way for anyone to value how each company’s modules around the world are performing.
Sunpower was tested to be the most efficient panel in the world by the Photon Laboratory for 2012. Sunpower’s claims their patented technology converts sunlight to electricity up to 44% more per square foot than other solar technology making them the most efficient modules available on the market. Due to the extreme power produced at over 327w per panel the cost of these panels are around 40% more than their competitors. If your looking for the best of the best then Sunpower is expensive but by far the most powerful module that’s ever been available.
Seraphim’s is one of our most popular panels. Built to the highest standards the power of these module’s are simply outstanding. These modules are among the most powerful you can get other than Sunpower. Coming in 2nd Place in the world famous Photon Laboratory tests Seraphim is a great choice for anyone looking for a premium solar panels system with out having to pay the cost of a Sunpower system. Seraphim’s panels have the longest warranty’s at 30 year out of all the panels listed on this page and at a staggering 45 years of manufacturing by a company that has been one of the first to be established in the solar PV industry’s.
Yingli Solar (NYSE: YGE) is currently the world’s largest solar PV module manufacturer and a global solar energy industry leader. Yingli has over 20 offices globally and provides local customer service backed by global production capabilities and experience.
An immense 30 million Yingli Solar panels, representing over a colossal seven gigawatts of power are currently operating in more than 40 countries around the world, including -
Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China, Japan, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, Mexico and the United States.
Excelling in PV module production and build quality they are also the only major sponsors for the largest sporting event in the world – the Fifa world cup in Brazil 2014. This is a great choice for anyone looking for a high quality module from a company that is excelling in its industry.
Yingli solar panels are available in 250w, 260w, 270w and 280w in both mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline. they are also available in Silver and Black frames.
YINGLI – Achieved 3rd place the 12 month 2012 Photon Laboratory test results.
Founded in 1982 Perlight’s parent company (The Baolite group) has recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Over this time the group has grown from a small family run business to a large international company with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue. Backed by one of the strongest globally recognized Insurers (Zurich Insurance) with an Australian contact, Perlight have a extended performance warranty of 12 years at 90% rather than some of its competitors that offer only 10 years at 90%. Perlight are a extremely high quality product set at a highly competitive price making them one of our recommended modules.
ReneSola are 1 of 54 Tier 1 Chinese manufacturer of advanced silicon wafers and solar panels. Established in 2005 ReneSola has 31 subsidiaries and own production bases distributed in Zhejiang Jiashan, Jiangsu Wuxi and Sichuan Meishan. With a focus on R&D and engineering. Rene Solar are the 2nd biggest importer of solar panels into Australia and have been the quite achiever in the market for the last 12 months.
Trina is the most popular panels in Australia and the largest importer followed by Rene Solar. Trina Solar floated on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006 and with a gigantic 5.9Gw shipped since 2007 to countries such as USA, Canada, Chile, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, India, South Africa, Korea, Japan, China and Australia.
Trina is certainly one of the Global leaders and a great choice for anyone considering solar PV on their property. Being such a Large company customer service in Australia is easy accessible by any retailer or end user. Trina states the below, although i must point out it does state “to the best companies knowledge” feel free to interpenetrate that how you understand it.
“Honey Ultra, the second generation of Trina Solar’s Honey technology, to the company’s best knowledge, has achieved a new world record for multicrystalline modules. The standard-size Honey Ultra module (1650x992mm) reached 284.7 watts peak power output in May 2012, which has been confirmed by TUV Rheinland.”See more on the Trina website: ‘Click HERE’
Canadian Solar Inc. is a leading tier one solar manufacturer in the world and the first solar company to float on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in USA in 2006. They manufacture high efficiency solar cells and solar modules in Canada and China. Canadian Solar has a staggering 2.4GW production capacity each year. In the past 12 years, Canadian Solar places great emphasis on R&D working with over 1000 academics in more than 70 countries, delivering a huge 6GW of solar modules. Some of these modules are installed in utility scale power plants that won 2012 Solar Project of the Year award.
Canadian solar was ranked to the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. This listing represents the 500 fastest growing companies with the specific subtitles of media, technology, life science and clean technology in North America.
Canadian Solar had an average growth of 1,034% from year 2006 to 2008 in China, again listed to the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.
Full List of Awards: ‘Click HERE’
Canadian Solar prides their company ethics on providing: ‘Quality, Reliability and Value’
LG Electronics has its headquarters in Sydney Australia with a dedicated engineering and customer support team. LG Electronics offers business and consumer solutions and an excellent customer service.
LG Electronics, Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in many products other than solar PV. LG Electronics are the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, residential air conditioners, plasma panels, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems. This wide portfolio provides LG with substantial financial stability and consumer confidence.
LG solar panels are another tier 1 crystalline panel that comes in as the lightest panel at only 16.8kg rather than the usual 18.0kg to 20.0kg for the other panels listed. LG has a great range up to 300w and are certainly one of the best panels available on the market.
SMA is the worlds largest inverter manufacturer. Arguably the highest quality inverter available they cost around 30% more than their European counterparts – Aurora and Solarmax. SMA are represented in 19 country’s and reached sales volume of 1.7 billion euros in 2011 with 5500 staff. SMA has won 19 prestigious ‘AWARDS’ listed on their company profile website as well as having offices in Australia providing excellent customer service.
Power-one is the second largest inverter company in the world. Power-one manufactures the Aurora inverter in Italy. With thousands of employees around the world and extremely high quality product coupled with competitive prices Power-one is one of the best choices for anyone wanting to pair their solar PV system with a good quality inverter. Power-One employs thousands of people in R&D centers, and manufacturing operations strategically located in USA, Asia, and Europe. Power-ones corporate headquarters are located in Camarillo, CA, America. Power-one has a reasonably priced extended warranty option.
Solarmax is an extremely high quality inverter made in Switzerland. They pride themselves on producing high efficiency products that are extremely reliability and durability; this complemented by extraordinary customer service and a very competitive price Solarmax is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to pair their solar modules with a quality inverter. With 300+ employees Solarmax isn’t as big as its European competitors but this shouldn’t detract from serious consideration. Solarmax doesn’t make a 5kw inverter, they only produce 4.2kw and 6kw units.
Growatt is one of 2 most popular Chinese inverters sold in Australia. Chinese inverts sometimes get a poor reputation generated by hearsay. All we can say about this inverter is that we have sold 187 to date and only had 3 fail, and no matter how you cut it, that makes Growatt a very reliable unit. A fairly new company founded in 2010 Growatt is a transformer-less which is the same technology as their more expensive European counter-parts. Growatt have grown very quickly to become a serious contender and a leading Chinese manufacturer. Growatt also has an excellent customer service in Australia giving piece of mind for the end user. Growatt has over 100 academics in their R&D teams making their continuous success a long term position.
“Growatt inverters, as the representative of high efficiency, conform to the safety, power level, and grid standards of nearly 20 countries in Europe, Americas, Australia, and Asian. With the sales of RMB 300 million in 2012, Growatt is the top Chinese inverter manufacturer, being the largest exporter in China for 2 years”
Chubb Security was founded by Charles and Jeremiah Chubb, who patented their Chubb detector lock in 1818. Chubb backs the performance warranty for some solar manufactures if they recede into administration.
In the 1827 the Company won a government competition when they created a lock that couldn’t not be opened other than by its own key. In 1835, the company produced its first Chubb safe at its factory in Wolverhampton in the UK. In the second half of the 19th century, the company expanded into the US and produced a time lock that was fitted to bank vaults across the country. In the 1800s, Chubb gained some important customers such as the Duke of Wellington and the Bank of England.Over the next 100 years the company turned out more than 2.5m locks.
After World War II, Chubb expanded its operations in 17 countries. From being a single company manufacturing specialized security products it turned into a broad based group of companies covering not only many aspects of security but fire protection as well. The company went on to acquire a number of rival firms including Chatwood-Milner Ltd. (1958), Burgot Alarms Ltd and Rely-a-Bell (1962), Read and Campbell Limited (1964), Josiah Parkes and Sons Ltd. (1965) and The Pyrene Company Limited (1967).
Zurich Insurance is a Swiss Insurer that backs the integrity of some solar panels manufactures sold through Supreme Power.
More than 1,000 employees around Australia work within Zurich work to help customers understand and protect themselves from risk. Headquartered in North Sydney, Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd is the only global financial services company operating in Australia under a single brand in our core lines of General Insurance and Life and Investments business.
These lines are managed respectively by Daniel Fogarty Chief Executive Officer General Insurance Australia and Colin Morgan Chief Executive Officer Life Australia, which incorporates the Investment Management business. Terry Paradine is the Chair of our board of directors.
Zurich started operations in Australia 1961 by acquiring the Commonwealth General Assurance Corporation Ltd (CGA), originally of New South Wales and first incorporated in NSW in 1920. (Reference – Zurich Website, About Us)
Power Guard is and American insurer that backs the performance warranty for solar manufactures.
PowerGuard was formed in 2007 and has quickly become the leading international provider of insurance for specialized warranty services in the Renewable (Alternative) Energy industry.
Our products directly address specific challenges surrounding today’s renewable energy companies. The suites of insurance and warranty products we have developed are specifically geared to improving the experience of handling these challenges faced by:
- Financiers and;
- Project Developers.
Our exclusive warranty products enable our business partners to concentrate on their operations rather than the potential economic consequences associated with significant problems and unknown risks. We provide direct access to our proprietary products without having to manage multiple contact points, perform complex engineering or obtain the requisite underwriting knowledge on your own.
Our warranty products provide benefits ranging from:
- Facilitating investment banks/project financiers’ lending capabilities by providing additional security that meets their requirements;
- Providing manufacturers an ability to buttress their products’ life-cycle and;
- Helping actual field owners/operators guarantee the efficiency of their operation while;
- Providing a financial backstop for balance sheet liability
These benefits are ultimately accomplished through utilizing our innovative risk-bearing vehicles designed for the end-user insured. (Reference, Power Guard Website, About Us)
Disclaimer: Each product shown on this page uses the figures provided by the datasheets and information published on each of the manufactures website. Supreme Power has provided each products description with documentation and advises that confirmation on any figures, data or information should be confirmed with the manufacturer by the link provided for each website. Supreme Power is not responsible for false information provided by any manufacture and retains all rights under Australian law.