Solar power is an unlimited and clean source of energy that can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can join the effort by investing in solar energy, and by doing so will not only make a positive impact on the global environment but also save a heap of money on your electricity bill.
Light striking a silicon semiconductor causes electrons to flow, creating electricity. Generating systems take advantage of this property to convert sunlight directly into electrical energy. Solar panels produce direct current (DC), which goes through a power inverter to become alternating current (AC) — electricity that we can use in the home or office, like that supplied by a utility solar power company. Electricity generated during the daytime can be used right away, and in some cases surplus electricity can be sold to the utility power company. If the system doesn’t generate enough electricity, or generates none at all (for example, on a cloudy or rainy day, or at night) electricity is purchased from the utility solar power company.
Solar Power Companies We Trust
Kyocera began research into solar power technology in 1973, when the first world oil crisis motivated them to find a future source of renewable energy. For more than three decades they have continued to supply solar products across the globe. Even the first solar panels they developed and installed are still working today — demonstrating the long-term reliability of Kyocera’s multicrystalline silicon solar cells. Kyocera has developed a global business network through which it promotes the installation and use of generating systems to help solve growing energy needs and the problem of environmental damage.
The Kyocera Group is made up of 212 companies, accounting for more than 60,000 employees. In fiscal year 2012, net sales for the Kyocera Group were $14.5 Billion and we’ve been profitable every year of our operation. Kyocera were previously rated “Aa3″ by Moody’s–high quality with very low credit risk (No current outstanding debt!), and can boast their strong balance sheet. No other solar power company has such strength.
Through dedication to research and a drive to be the best, Kyocera has broken the multicrystalline silicon solar cell efficiency world record several times over. In addition, they have successfully increased the light-sensitive surface area of their solar cells with Kyocera Solar’s patented “reactive ion etching”, lowered resistance being the first company to use 3-busbar cells in mass production and reduced energy loss due to reflection–all to improve the efficiency of kyocera solar panels. They are consistently setting the bar for our industry… and the world is better for it.
Q-Cells was founded in 1999 in Thalheim, Germany. Within a few years we evolved into one of the biggest solar cells producers globally. Instead of only supplying some of the best panel producers with our high quality solar cells, they then decided to use their know-how and expertise and to start producing solar panels. Q-Cells know that only high quality modules integrated with superior technologies can form the basis for reliable energy output. We monitor over 30 testing sites throughout Australia, including two of our systems at the Desert Knowledge Center in Alice Springs.
Q-Cells main focus is innovation and R&D, so they can fulfill the high expectations of our customers and to guarantee a secure return on your investment. The modules are the fundamental components of a high performance rooftop solar power system. They are the elements that convert light into electricity. Their efficiency levels dictate how much electricity they yield. Q-Cells modules are among the most efficient and most durable on the market. Their catalogue of products covers almost any conceivable requirement.
Q-Cells modules are the only modules on the market offering the Q-Cells Yield Security. This includes e.g. the Anti PID Technology against power loss caused by potential-induced degradation, Hot-Spot Protect for crystalline modules against Hot-Spots which might cause module fire as well as the Additional Power Boost for CIGS modules allowing for up to 15 % additional power after installation.
Q-Cells draws on years of experience in the field. Our technicians ensure the best possible utilisation of your roofs. Whether designing a system for your car park, installations parallel to a flat roof, facades or BIPV variants, Q-Cells offers the optimal solution at affordable prices.
Sun-Earth is a global leader in the field of solar power production and supply of mono and poly-crystalline PV modules. Their modules provide reliable, environmentally friendly electric power for residential, commercial, industrial and utility scale applications around the world. Sun Earth believe that the sun is our most vital source of energy and essential as a clean and economical alternative to the damaging impact of fossil fuel generated electricity. Their solar power modules support business and utilities to reduce costs by collecting power from the sun.
With 45 years of experience, Sun Earth’s vertically integrated business model keeps down production costs, passing savings on to our customers. They make their own polysilicon, ingots, wafers, cells and modules, assuring continuous, quality improvement in the production process. Sun-Earth leads solar power innovation through their research and development facilities at the Ningbo Solar Energy Institute (NSEI). This is where scientists, many of them leading experts in the field of solar power are working together at the intersection of technology and industry to address some of the most challenging technical and engineering issues in the solar industry today. Working with the Chinese government and solar power experts from China, Japan, Germany and other countries, NSEI has achieved recognition both in China and abroad.