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Phono Solar Panels

Phono Solar is owned by the Sinomach/Sumec Group of companies, Sinomach is a Global Fortune 500 company (293). Phono Solar is the Renewable Energy arm of this diversified manufacturing conglomerate that has been manufacturing for the international market for over 40 years. PHONO have over 100,000 employees, with over 140 global offices and over $40 billion in net assets, the business group is truly an international performer.

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At SolarKraft, we don’t stock anything but the best solar technology. It’s a commitment we take seriously, which is why we’re proud to provide and recommend Phono solar panels to our customers.

 

Why are Phono solar panels superior?

Phono is a leading innovator in solar technology. Started in 1978, and going mainstream with solar panels in 2004, Phono makes some of the best solar panels on the market, which is exactly the reason SolarKraft chooses and recommends these excellent solar panels.

Phono solar panels have the ability to produce up to 335W in optimal conditions, and give excellent performance even in weak light conditions. Of course all solar cells will give variable performance depending on the amount of light available, but the high quality of Phono solar panels means you get greater dependability on the best performance possible in all lighting conditions.

These solar panels from Phono are an efficient choice and, when installed correctly, they will give excellent energy production for your home or business at the best cost per panel (in terms of energy production vs. price per panel).

Phono solar panels also come with a 10-year product warranty and 25-year performance warranty. Don’t be misled into buying panels that promise more features. Phono solar panels are engineered to last longer, providing maximum performance for longer, and they are backed by reliable warranties.

 

Anti-PID technology makes a big difference

One of the problems that can reduce the efficiency of solar panels is a phenomenon known as “potential induced degradation” (PID). This is a situation where an electrostatic field causes ions to be diverted into the panel frame, reducing the total electricity production potential of the solar module. In extreme cases, the losses caused by PID can be up to 30% of potential, and that is obviously disastrous because it means you’re getting greatly reduced efficiency, and nothing is more important in solar energy production than efficiency.

Even if a panel has a high energy efficiency rating, that may be rendered meaningless if PID is in play. Phono solar panels are manufactured with anti-PID technology to prevent these wasteful losses, so you benefit from the full potential of your panels.

 

Positive Current Sorting for even more advantage

Solar panels are rated to certain levels of tolerance. When a panel uses positive current sorting, it prevents negative deviations in the total panel tolerance level. This again improves the lifespan, efficiency, and output potential of modules.

 

Advantage of tempered PV glass

Phono solar panels are manufactured with ultra clear AR coating tempered PV glass, which provided 12 percent higher transmittance and 30 percent lower reflection than common glass.

The extra strength provided by tempered glass provides these benefits:

  • Impact resistant, so the modules will be less likely to be damaged by hail or other hard impacts.
  • Pressure resistant, able to withstand up to 5400N/M2.
  • Sand and dust resistant, which is very important in desert areas, but can even be a factor in urban areas with dust storms affecting Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth quite regularly during the summer months.
  • Self-cleaning. The special coating on the surface makes it difficult for particles to cling to it, so most particles will wash away easily in a decent rain shower or will be swept away by the wind.

Nano-texture modules

The very latest technology from Phono is the nano-texture black silicon panels. These are more costly than other panel options, but will give best results. The advantage of this semiconductor material is that it provides low reflectivity, which means greater light absorption.

This results in improved module efficiency and a higher module yield. You get more output, higher cell efficiency, and a higher power class for the module size compared to other modules that use different material.

 

MWT modules

MWT stands for “metal wrap through”, and they are better than standard solar modules because they produce higher power with a higher generating capacity, and better reliability.

The improvement MWT provides is due to directing current to the rear side of the panel, so there is reduced ohmic loss on the front side of the panel. When this technology is used, the manufacturer can provide more efficiency at a lower cost.

For more info on phono solar panels, just reach out to us today as we’d be happy to help you. We also supply & install Redback & REC solar panels as well.

 

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DNV-GL, the world’s largest resource of certification and energy expertise, has released the 2016 PV Module Scorecard. The study aims to address the lack of publicly available long-term data on the reliability of solar panels. Publicly available and high-quality field data on the long-term operating performance of PV systems is limited. Additionally, field data takes many years to accumulate and by that time the technology has evolved. Increasingly high quality, independent lab data serves a critical role in evaluating PV module quality and long-term reliability. The 2016 Scorecard evaluated thirteen manufacturers, including more than half of the world’s 10 largest makers of PV modules. All product used in the study are commercially available PV modules that have already demonstrated compliance with required international safety standards. DNV-GL tested five major factors affecting deterioration and reliability over time: thermal cycling; dynamic mechanical load; damp heat; humidity freeze and Potential Induced Degradation (PID).

 

2016 Reliability Scorecard results

 

  • Only two manufacturers performed in the top group on every test: Kyocera and Phono Solar.

 

  • Neither price nor top-tier ranking has been proven to indicate module quality or performance and industry concerns over cost reductions at the expense of module quality have persisted.

 

  • The IEC 61215 PV module standard tests only identify modules that would be likely to fail within the first years in the field (defect screening). Common causes of failure such as Potential Induced Degradation (PID) aren’t tested at all.

 

  • With the IEC 61215 standard, the manufacturer is free to select the small number of modules sent for testing.

 

  • DNV-GL test to a higher level than IEC 61215, also test for PID and use only independently selected modules.

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