Solar Panels

 

 

SOLAR PANELS

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The best Solar PV from all over the globe, tailored for the UK market.

Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar are renowned for delivering efficient solar panels that have been thoroughly tested for every imaginable condition, coming out on top each time.

LG SOLAR

As a global leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, LG also offer premium solar products.

LONGi

LONGi have been a great innovator within the Solar PV industry since 2000. Their products have focussed on improving the power-cost ratio with breakthrough monocrystalline technologies.

JA SOLAR

JA are committed to unparalleled efficiency. What more could you want from a PV producer? They raise the standard for yield efficiency and enable customers to achieve real returns on their PV projects.

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Viridian

Viridian Solar are a UK based manufacturer of roof-integrated solar PV panels and roofing systems. They are a popular commercial choice for their beautifully sleek solutions, integrated entirely within the roof.

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JINKO solar

Jinko Solar are a globally recognised brand within the solar industry. They have been operating since 2006 & are the world’s largest PV module manufacturer with a huge presence on every continent

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Q CELLS

Q CELLS produce remium solar modules are the result of their industry-leading technical expertise. They’ve got more than 400 scientists and engineers researching and developing their cutting-edge products.

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REC

REC are a Norweigan solar energy company, dedicated to empowering the world to switch to solar. They are known for their exceptional quality at surprisingly affordable prices.

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SolarEdge

SolarEdge was founded in 2006 and has a market share of over 70% in the power optimising sector. They are an instantly recognisable global brand that helps shape the entire industry.

OUR PORTAL

Our portal gives you free access to everything you’ll need for a smooth install. Here are some of the key benefits…

World-Leading Products

We source from a global pool of products, to bring you the best technology available for the UK market.

Live Stock Availability

In a rapidly changing market, we give you full stock availability, to help you securely plan your installations.

Design Tools

Our Design Tools help shape the industry and take the stress out of planning your installations.

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Easy QUOTING

Easy online quoting in a few clicks. Access the largest UK stock of renewables, all from the portal.

Price Lock

Quotes are locked in for 30 days, to help your business plan ahead.

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Data Sheets

Get access to data sheets and warranties, all in one easy location.

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  • 25yr REC ProTrust Product Warranty
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MODULE TYPES

There are different types of solar panels, which have various special aspects, designed for a variety of different homes and businesses. When you buy from Segen, you can be sure that every module has been thoroughly vetted to ensure bankable quality. Modern modules are designed to last well over 20 years, so a reliable output is key to making the most of an investment in solar.

POLYCRYSTALLINE

Polycrystalline or ‘Poly’ manufacturing process involves melting fragments of silicon into wafer sheets that have a distinct blue tinge to the cells. They are less common in 2022, but a lot of existing installations use this technology.

PERC

PERC or ‘Passive Emitter and Rear Cell/Contact’ cells are manufactured in a similar process to monocrystalline cells but have an integrated passivation layer. This increases efficiency by allowing light refraction through the back of the cell, and by reducing heat absorption and electron recombination. Put simply they offer higher efficiency and longevity than standard cells.

MONOCRYSTALLINE

Monocrystalline or ‘Mono’ cells are manufactured by cutting single sheets from a silicon bar, hence the name. These single crystal cells allow for greater movement of electrons resulting in slightly higher efficiency and the colouration of such cells tends to be black.

HALF-CELL

Half Cell modules are a relatively new addition to the market. These modules can be recognised by the busbar running across the centre of the panel which separates the module and allows for the number of cells to be doubled and made smaller, meaning a 60 cell panel would become a 120 cell module. These are designed to last, with less degradation or microcracks over the life cycle.

BIFACIAL

Bifacial panels collect light from both the front and the back of the panel. They have an opaque backsheet that is designed to allow as much light as possible to pass through, allowing for an extra layter of collection when it rebounds. In optimal conditions, this can bump up energy production by up to 20%.

USEFUL INFO

SOLAR MANUFACTURERS

There are hundreds of solar panel manufacturers in the world all of whom will claim to make top quality panels that will last for 25 years or more. They will all offer a warranty of 10 years or more but it is important to select a manufacturer who you can be confident will still be in business in 10 years to honour that warranty – we call this ‘bankability’.

SYSTEM DESIGN

Historically, the functional part of the solar panel, the solar cells in the centre, did not fill the entire area of the panel. That meant it required a border around the cell. However, over time the manufacturers have driven the technology forward, meaning now you can get entirely black, sleek solar panels. These are particularly important for homeowners, who understandably want their solar to look good. Combine this with clever mounting options and you can have really aesthetically pleasing solutions.

MODULE EFFICIENCY

When selecting the right panel for your solar installation, a firm understanding of the different types of products will give you an advantage in producing higher output. A quick way to ensure quality is to look for the bankable Silicon Module Super League brands. It’s important to remember that the better output / higher efficiency solar cells will save you money on installation, whilst achieving your energy goals in a smaller space.

MODULE SIZES

The size of solar panels is always a crucial consideration for homeowners and businesses alike, given the physical constraints of roof space. They typically come in a range of between 60-72 cell modules. The industry is seeing a trend towards larger modules, but it is important to remember that solar energy is not necessarily linked to size alone. The performance is all about the amount of solar cells within the actual panel.

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I’M A HOMEOWNER

If you’re looking to have solar, battery storage, or an EV charge point installed at your home or business we can pass your details on to a trusted installers in your area.