Originally Posted by Vengeful
Hi, can you recommend what panels you think are well-made and long-lasting, and avoid the problems you mention, then? I am under the impression that Soliban, Aurinco, and Renogy all use PET. And i don't know of any fiberglass-backed panels available except from China
I must make a clarification fibreglass-backed panels prevent certain known issues. But one must remember that a good PET for example those you have appointed you (I know well Solbian) are better than a bad EFTE Fiberglass .
I know some manufacturers in Europe
that produce or do produce while maintaining excellent quality standards, in other areas - in the United States - do not know.
I can suggest some brands with pros and cons, but it is just my opinion based on my work experience not the bible
SOLBIAN SOLBIAN Fotovoltaico Flessibile Leggero e Efficiente
pros: Generally good quality , Sunpower panels really good, good after after sales service
cons : High price, Good product but still fragile , you cannot buy directly from their website
Giocosolution GIOCOSOLUTIONS | Flexible Photovoltaic Panels | Solar Photovoltaic Regulators | LifePo4 Batteries | Made in Italy cells
pros: Quite good quality , less expensive than Sorbian, they donít have an e-commerce but you can buy directly
cons : Not good after after sales service
Good product but still fragile , you cannot buy directly from their website
Lensun Lensun Solar Energy Store
pros: Generally good quality , Sunpower panels really good but they are moving to normal mono cells in the future - better price than Sorbian and well known brands, you can buy directly from their website
cons : Really bad warranty as happen quite often with chinese companies , if it brokes just buy another one :face palm: Sunpower stock panel ends in 2016, after only normal mono panels
Fly Solartech Solutions ( Store Qookka
pros: Generally good quality , Sunpower panels really good similar to Lensun one (differences only on eyelets (6 not 4 as lensun) and thin Junction box, better price than Sorbian similar to Lensun, maybe something more you can buy directly from their website, you can ask for a tailored panel (customised one) really good warranty (they replace the panel without problems)
cons: Little little company, they are not fast as the big companies , they donít have the stock ready every day of every size and sometimes you must wait 10 days.
- Sumyok solar
and all alibaba express producers
cons : all the rest