List of Tier-1 Solar Panels 2022

Tier1 Solar panels

Tier1 Solar panels list tracks the “bankability” of solar panel manufacturers, not the quality of solar panels. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) as a rating system to measure the creditworthiness of solar panel brands for banking and other financial institutions. Then, over the years, it has become a de facto marketing strategy for advertisements of solar installers in Australia.  In this 3-tier system, the tier-1 list usually has around 35 to 50 companies.

There are many solar panel brands available on the market. Each company offers many models of panels. Even the most research-oriented consumer would be overwhelmed by the specifications and reviews of the products. However, you can choose the top 5 brands Tier1 Solar panels. Tier 1 Panels are mainly based on the financial criteria of the manufacturer. In other words, the financially unsound company’s products may not up to the mark.

See also: Top Solar Panel Brands in Australia

Since our last article on the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) tier-1 panels back in 2019, there are major ranking changes in the top 5 positions as of Q2 2020.  Most importantly, With an annual module capacity (AMC) of 18,000 MW, LONGi Solar jumped from position seven to first place. On the other hand, Canadian solar was pushed into the fourth position with 11,700 MW/year of AMC. Jinko, Risen, and JA Solar continue to be on the top 5 list. Trina (9,450MW)and Q-Cells (9,630 MW) have moved down to positions 7 and 6 respectively.

Tier 1 Solar Panels 2022 (2021 Last Quarter)

Exiom Group (China), ZNShine (China), GCL Systems (China), AE Solar (German), Renesolar Yixing (China), Longi (China), Sunpower/Maxeon (USA), Canadian Solar (China), Risen Energy (China), Haiti New Energy (China), Seraphim (China), QCells (German), Boviet (Vietnam), Jiko (China), Ulica (China), Helience (Canada), HT SAAE (China), Vikram (India), Neo Solar (Taiwan), Jetion (China), Renesola (USA), Sharp(Japan), Talesun (China), Jolywood (China), Shinsung (South Korea), VSUN Solar (China), ET Solar (China), S Energy (South Korea), Astronergy (China), Hansol (South Korea), Eging (China), Phono Solar (China), Jinergy (China), Leapton (China), Waaree (India), Swelect (India), Trina Solar (China), JA Solar (China), First Solar (USA), Photowatt (France), Kyocera (USA), Suntech (China), Adani (India), Recom (France), REC Group (USA), BYD Solar (China), LG electronics (South Korea), Hengdian (China), Goldi Solar (India), Lightway (China), Hyundai (South Korea)

Top Tier 1 Solar Panels available in Australian Market

LONGi Solar

LONGi supplies over 30GW of solar modules globally. Certainly, it is one of the world’s most valuable PV technology firms. Established in 2000, the company has revenue of over $4,7 billion and considerable investment in R&D. Above all, Longi offers a 30-year warranty on most of their modules. As of 2019, LONGi has a bi-facial module manufacturing capacity of 16GW.  The maximum efficiency of their commercial P-type PERC is 24.06%. LONGi’s overseas network consists of six countries, with an Australian office in Sydney.

Risen Energy

Established in 1986, the company has a presence in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, America, and Southeast Asia, employing over 6500 manpower. All Risen PV products carry TUV, CE, UL, GS, ROHS, REACH certifications. Above all, the risen product also has ISO14001, as well as ISO9001 certifications. The company deals in R&D, production, and sales of panels, batteries, as well as other PV technology products.  Risen module catalog includes state-of-art mono PERC, bifacial, and 120 half cut panels. They have an annual production capacity of 6.6 GW. As of 2019, Risen has set a goal to procure up to 2GW of utility-grade solar farms in Australia.

Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Panels is also one of the Best solar panel brands ever in the solar industry. This is a Canadian multinational solar panel company. Canadian solar received many awards in addition to Intersolar North America 2012 Solar Project Award Finalist.

Below is the list of Tier-1 Solar Panels Q2 2020

Complete List of Tier1 Solar panels Q2 2020

1. Longi 19.LG
2. Jinko 20. Waree
3. JA Solar 21. Phono
4. Canadian Solar 22. Neo Solar
5. Risen 23. HT-SAAE
6.Q-Cells 24. Adani
7. Trina 25. Vietnam Sunergy
8. First Solar 26. Hendigan
9. Talesun 27. Ulicia
10. Eging 28. Recom
11. Seraphim 29. Hyundai
12. Suntech 30. Leapton
13, Astronergy 31. S-Energy
14. ZNShine 32. Goldi Solar
15. Jolywood 33. Heliene
16. Sunpower 34. Sharp
17. Jinergy 35. Swelect
18. Jetion
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Trina Solar

Trina Solar is one of the top solar panel producers in the world. The company has done  15.915GW and revenues of RMB29.4 billion as their financial report in the year 2020. In addition, by the end of 2021, Trina Solar’s total cell production capacity is expected to reach 35GW.


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