Solar panels are the primary part of a solar power system. They make up the largest component of the cost of a system and are the primary contributor to performance.

Solar Switch has access to the entire solar panel market and is not tied to any particular brand or manufacturer. We will recommend the best solar panels for our commercial customers and provide you with our reasoning. Here is an insight into how we go about selecting solar panels to recommend to our clients.

Real-world Performance

Solar Switch reviews research in conjunction with the University of Western Australia through the Future Farm 2050 Project. The solar component of the project is designed to test various solar panel technologies, including Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline and Thin Film (CIGS) in real-world Australian conditions. We also review data from the Australian Government’s solar test facility Desert Knowledge in Alice Springs and from respected solar industry publication Photon Magazine to ensure our product knowledge and technical aptitude is second to none.  

World-Class System Performance Modelling 

Solar Switch utilises industry-leading solar simulation software PV System to model system performance data from hundreds of solar panel specifications in conditions local to Australia. This provides us with a shortlist for panels. 

Only Tier 1 brand name Solar manufacturers

Clients need to be wary of a solar retailer that does not specify the panels to be supplied. You wouldn’t buy a car without knowing the manufacturer and the model and solar is no different. There is lots of information on panels made by the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers. Large scale solar farms around the world only source solar panels from large Tier 1 solar manufacturer due to a variety of influential factors, but primarily their performance and endurance. 

The biggest mistake anyone can make when considering a solar system is that all solar panels are created equal. In fact, there is a significant difference in the quality, reliability and durability in solar panels on the market in Australia. Rest assured that our team at Solar Switch have done our research to provide only the highest quality, tried and tested products able to withstand the harsh Australian environment.