IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
The upfront approx 30-40% federal subsidy for solar power is under imminent threat. To protect your subsidy use your Solar Choice Quote Comparison to immediately generate an online contract with your preferred installer, any time of the day or night including weekends. Why?

On Thurs, 28 Aug 2014 the federal govt released long-awaited recommendations from the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Review that will either abolish the upfront federal subsidy for solar energy, or severely slash it, for systems up to 100kW.

An announcement from the Govt as to which option it will choose is imminent. Contracts entered into prior to any announcement will protect your subsidy.

How can I generate an online contract immediately to protect the subsidy?

1. Simply complete the green form on this page to obtain your impartial Quote Comparison of leading installers covering your area.

2. Select three installers that best suit your needs and budget to reveal their names and logos, then select your prefered installer by clicking "View and Accept Quote".

3. Follow instructions on deposit payment options, following which you will be emailed a PDF of your Accepted Quote (as will your selected installer who'll contact you, and Solar Choice).

Your subsidy will then very likely be protected under transitional provisions recommended by the RET Review.

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Solon Solar Panels in Australia

SOLON Solar PV Panels in Australia

by James Martin II on April 11, 2012

in Solar Panels/Modules,Solar System Products

SOLON is a Germany-based, international solar PV maker and supplier involved in the development and manufacturing of solar PV panels and solar PV system solutions. SOLON has more than 15 years’ experience in the solar PV sector, subsidiaries throughout Europe and North America, 1 gigawatt of panels installed world-wide, and a growing presence in Australia. SOLON solar panels are suitable for a range of installation types, including residential, BIPVcommercial, and utility-scale systems.

Solon Solar: Strict quality control for reliable yields

SOLON prides itself in manufacturing its panels using high-quality components, with a high degree of oversight. Panels are made in SOLON’s manufacturing plant in Berlin, Germany, where cells undergo a strict quality-assurance process to ensure that they perform to specification. The company manufactures both monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels, with peak efficiencies of up to 15.9%, and backs up its claims to quality with one of the most competitive warranty services in the industry.

SOLON Solar: Points of Difference

-Peak module efficiencies (sunlight to electricity) of up to 15.9%

-Wide range of modules for all applications–more options for system design

-Modules are engineered to be free of Potential-Induced Degradation (PID)–efficiency and performance remains relatively stable over a module’s lifetime

-10 year product warranty on all panels, plus a 25+ year 5-step performance warranty that guarantees a minimum efficiency of 80% of the original specifications:

After 5 years >95%

After 10 years >90%

After 15 years >87%

After 20 years >83%

After 25 years >80%

-Individualised, professional technical support world-wide

-SOLON is an award-winning solar technology innovator with over 1 gigawatt of installed capacity world-wide

-International experience–SOLON’s international presence means Australian customers and installers have access to service locally through contact partners in the region

-In addition to conventional solar panels, SOLON also produces innovative roof-mounting systems for building-integration of systems, for those seeking an aesthetic, holistic solar solution

SOLON Solar Residential Product Range

Modules: Blue and Black 230/07

Solon Blue Solar Panels 230-07

SOLON Blue Solar Panels 230-07

Solon Black Solar Panels 230-07

SOLON Black Solar Panels 230-07

SOLON Blue 230/07: 230W, using polycrystalline solar cells

SOLON Black 230/07: 230W, using monocrystalline solar cells

Download: SOLON Black Blue Solar Panels 230-07 Spec Sheet (pdf)

(Read more: Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline solar panels)

Solon Solitaire roof-integrated solar systems

SOLON Solitaire roof-integrated solar systems

SOLON SOLitaire: Fully integrated rooftop system

SOLON Blue and Black panels, used in combination with a roof-integrated mounting system.

Download: SOLON SOLitaire Black&Blue Spec Sheet (pdf)

SOLON SOLraise

Utilising SolarEdge module-level inverter technology, highly accurate system performance monitoring and troubleshooting, plus overall system yield improvements of up to 25% are possible through SOLON’s SOLRaise line.

Download: SOLON SOLRaise Blue Spec Sheet (pdf)

SOLON Solar Panels: Certifications

-SOLON Blue, SOLON Black, and SOLON SOLitaire modules are on the list of CEC-approved components

-CE mark– SOLON panels are compliant with European Union regulations

-TUV Certification means that claims made by SOLON about their panel specifications have been independently verified by TUVRhineland

PV Cycle– SOLON is a member of the PV Cycle program

Additional information about SOLON

Headquarters:

Berlin, Germany

(Read about the SOLON headquarters and its approach to energy efficiency and use)

Production facilities location:

Greifswald and Berlin, Germany

An additional production facility in Fujairah, UAE will also be in operation from mid-2012.

History in the solar industry:

SOLON was founded in 1997, and was the first German solar panel manufacturer to go public

Manufacturing capacity:

200 megawatts by the end of 2012

All images and spec sheets via SOLON

© 2012 Solar Choice Pty Ltd

James Martin II

James has been working as analyst and online development manager for Solar Choice since 2011 and has contributed hundreds of articles to the Solar Choice website during this time.

He holds a master's degree in Environmental Management from UNSW, and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Bridgewater State University in his native Massachusetts.

He currently works remotely for Solar Choice from New York City.

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