What are the most efficient solar panels for 2020?
Solar panels are becoming more and more efficient, with manufacturers continually finding ways to refine and improve the technology the future is looking bright for solar. Due to these rapid improvements the average solar panel efficiency has jumped from around 15% to just under 20% over the past few years, with it being very likely that improvements will continue to occur into the future.
When talking about solar panel efficiency, we are referring to the amount of energy from sunlight that is converted via photovoltaics into usable electricity by a solar cell. Due to the number of panel manufacturers on the market, you’d be forgiven for not knowing which brands are renowned for offering the most efficient panels, especially if you are looking into solar for the first time. To ensure that you end up with a solar system that meets your expectations, it is worth becoming familiar with some of the biggest manufacturers on the market and how efficient their panels are.
With our focus being on quality and customer satisfaction the panels that we offer generally have a high efficiency and fall into two categories:
- Premium panels
- Mid-tier panels
That’s not us trying to exclude those with a lower budget, we just don’t feel comfortable offering our customers anything with the knowledge they’ll more than likely run into issues within a couple of years.
So at the time of writing we have complied a list of the most efficient solar panels currently available in Australia (2020), along with the efficiencies of some of our most commonly offered panels so that you can see how they stack up against what the best the industry has to offer.
|Q.Peak Duo G6
|Q.PEAK Duo G5+
The list is made up of typical residential solar panels – 60 size cell format
Panel efficiency does usually give a good indication of the overall panel quality, as well as its long-term performance, with REC, LG, Sunpower that both produce very high efficiency panels being renowned for making the best panels on the market. Although, be mindful that the top 5 panels in the list are the best solar panels money can buy and do come with a very high price tag, which is not be suitable for most households.