#6 – Performance comparison:
The SunReport monitoring portal published in 2016 a test made on solar energy pv projects in operation in Italy from 2010. The bases of the test were:
- Sample of more than 12,000 pv systems already running since 2010.
- Analysis of production samples since 2010.
- Official data of the Italian Electricity Network Agency (GSE)
- Official radiation data obtained from the Eumesat (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites)
The idea of this study has been to verify, in projects in operation, which solar panels are the ones that have the best performance in the market. In this study, more than 12,000 pv projects have been included in operation, where the best solar panel brands have been:
(1st place) Sanyo, (2nd) SolarWorld, (3rd) Kyocera, TrinaSolar, REC, SunPower, Schott, SHARP, etc.
Many other “reputed” manufacturers such as Luxor, Axitec, Yingli Solar, Jinko …. Did not appear in the publication, because their performance was much lower than the average.
As can be seen in the picture, SolarWord solar panels, such as the SolarWorld SW 290 Mono model, are the best performing on the market, only surpassed by Panasonic Sanyo brand (HIT technology).
It is therefore a further proof of the superiority of SolarWorld panel over to other brands in the solar market and the benefits it entails in terms of performance, profitability … the use of this brand in solar energy systems. If you look, and take for example TrinaSolar as a sample, we see that SolarWorld has up to 5% more performance, and this every year during the life of the photovoltaic project. If you make numbers, the difference in profitability is enormous.