Renesola is one of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world, as well as one of the leading suppliers to Australia. The company produces a range of affordable ‘quasi-monocrystalline’, monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels, as well as its own line of microinverters. The company will also soon be introducing its own string/central inverter solution, roof racking system, and an energy storage system for both grid-connected and off-grid solar systems into the Australian market.
ReneSola: Product Range
-Solar PV modules
ReneSola 250W modules:
Virtus II: Polycrystalline w/ silver frame–Download a datasheet (PDF)
Virtus II: Polycrystalline w/ black frame–Download a datasheet (PDF)
(For installers: Full Black panels are available for container orders. In Victoria Monocrystalline full black are available by the palette.)
ReneSola solar panels: Points of difference
-Affordable solar modules from a tier-1 manufacturer, as per Bloomberg New Energy Finance and ‘bankable’ as per Accelios Solar
-All modules are protected against potential-induced degradation (PID)–a phenomenon that results in power leakage and loss in solar panels
-Low temperature coefficient means that ReneSola solar panels perform better in high-temperature conditions
-All ReneSola modules, compared to Tier 2 & Tier 3, work better in low light conditions, giving the home a larger yield in the long run.
-Local Australian office means prompt and efficient service and support for both system owners and installers
-Low light-induced degradation means that panels continue to perform well as they age
-ReneSola was the largest importer of solar products into Australia in 2013, and for 2014 they are set to maintain this position with their new Replus Inverter, LED Lighting & Energy Storage divisions
-Have been tested for desert conditions–Sand and dust-proof (see certificate (PDF))
-Each ReneSola solar module is electroluminescense (EL) tested after shipping for fine fractures and faults in solar cells
-Ammonia corrosion test (IEC 62716) and salt-mist test (IEC61701) compliant
-ReneSola is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (SOL)
Other products by ReneSola
-String inverters: SolarMax
ReneSola is the distributor for Swiss-made SolarMax string inverters in Australia
-Microinverters: Micro Replus
Microinverters offer considerable potential benefit to solar system owners vs conventional, centralised inverters. ReneSola manufactures its own 250W microinverter as well as a Gateway interface (PDF) that allows system owners, installers, and the manufacturer to monitor system performance from virtually anywhere.
Micro Replus microinverter–Download a datasheet (PDF)
-String inverters: Replus (available from 2014)
ReneSola will be introducing a range of transformerless string inverters into the Australian market. The Replus series is available in the most common capacities for residential and small-scale solar systems: 3kW, 4kW, and 5kW.
Replus 3000-5000TL string inverter–Download a datasheet (PDF)
-Roof racking systems
Racking solutions now available for:
- Flat tin roofs–Download a datasheet (PDF)
- Pitched tin roofs–Download a datasheet (PDF)
- Tile roofs–Download a datasheet (PDF)
-Small Energy Storage System (SESS–available from 2014)
ReneSola will soon introduce a line of small-scale energy management and storage solutions to the Australian market. Both the SESS1000 and SESS2000 have a storage capacity of 2.5kWh. The two units have a rated output power of 1000W and 2000W, respectively.
SESS1000 & SESS2000–Download a datasheet (PDF)
-All ReneSola products currently available in Australia are CEC accredited
-All ReneSola modules have been fire tested by TUV Rheinland and certified under IEC 61730, MST-23, Class A, Safety Class II & Fire Rating C (download certificate–PDF)
Headquarters: Shanghai, China
Australian Headquarters: 18 Corporate Blvd, Bayswater, VIC – 3153
History in the industry: ReneSola was established in 2005 as Zhejian Yuhui Solar Energy Source Co as a silicon wafer manufacturing company. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008. ReneSola furnishes solar wafers to a number of the world’s top solar panel manufacturers.
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