SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300 solar panels are designed to provide superior performance with an industry-leading design. Most of all it’s a solar panel which is better known for impressive durability when exposed to the elements. But how does it stand up in a market where many competitors seem to offer increasingly similar technology?

Solar 3.0 (300W+) has arrived in 2018. A wave of superior 60-cell solar panels capable of producing 300 watts of greater. More choice and options exist for the increased efficiency of your available roof space. It’s important to note that the right solar panel is more than efficiency alone, it can be better assessed from 6 key factors:

  1. Design.
  2. Durability.
  3. Efficiency.
  4. Performance.
  5. Guarantee.
  6. Affordability.

See if the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300 range is the right solution for your solar generation needs. 

SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290 300 Solar Review

Design.

SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono Design Solar Review

Similar to the many other 300W range 60-cell solar modules, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300 encompasses a popular 5 busbar mono PERC (Passive Emitter Rear Cell) internal design. Externally a black anodized aluminium frame add style while the multi-layer polymer backsheet ensures additional protection and heightened performance. A high quality, exceptionally resilient tempered safety glass ensures maximum light is permitted to the cells surface for optimum energy production. Last but not least, self cleaning properties are assisted through the proprietary drainage points on each corner which assists with the removal of dirt layer build up which can occur.

Durability.

SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono Rear Solar Review

Product durability is where the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono range stands above it’s alternative manufactured like for like competition. All test certifications exceed that of the required IEC standards. A good selection for some of the more testing environments around the world.

Efficiency.

Fair comparable by today’s standards, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus has an efficiency rating at Standard Test Conditions of 17.89% for 300Wp. Potentially an alternative when differentiating between efficiency ratings can be reflected via the solar panels thermal characteristics. Lower the better, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus has a Temperature Coefficient of – 0.39%/C. Slightly above average when compared to the Tier-1 average of – 0.40%/C.

Tier-1 Average
Premium Tier-1
SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 300

Above: Efficiency comparison on a scale of 25%.

Performance.

SolarWold Polycrystalline solar panel guarantee

Although similar to the competing performance guarantees of alternative manufacturers, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300 models are equipped with a 25-year linear performance warranty at a degradation of no more than 0.7% per year after a 3% reduction at year-1. A respectable performance promise within the industry as opposed to a stepped performance guarantee.

Tier-1 Average
SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300

Above: Manufacturer nominated performance comparison at year 25.

Guarantee.

On the SolarWatt scale (the world’s largest solar panel product guarantee) of 30-years, the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300 variants are guaranteed considerably better against the Tier-1 market average at 20-years. A solid product guarantee.

Tier-1 Average
Premium Tier-1
SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300

Above: Manufacturer product guarantee comparison 1 to 30 years.

Affordability.

Not the most expensive and certainly not the cheapest either. Reflective of superior build qualities and material qualification the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono 290-300 is available online from USD 0.75c per watt, EURO 0.60c per watt, AUD $1 per watt excluding taxes and freight. An expectable price for the level of quality.

Overall.

SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono solar panels offer good value for money. Although, equivalent in efficiency to many alternative solar panel options, where the SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus mono solar panel outperforms is proven durability. A key factor for many within the selection process.

Scorecard.

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