The Benefits of Polycrystalline Solar Panels
There are several types of solar panels available on the market today and all have their own applications. Monocrystalline versions are considered the most efficient but for many applications, where efficiency has to be well balanced with cost, polycrystalline PV panels can work out to be the best option. Suntech STP 180 modules use polycrystalline technology which makes them only slightly less powerful and a lot less expensive. Altogether a very cost-effective solution for home use especially.
Putting the Suntech STP 180 through its Paces
Suntech have a large team of in-house specialists putting their solar panels through a series of rigorous tests to ensure strict quality control guidelines are adhered to. This commitment to quality is partly responsible for making Suntech worldwide leaders in the manufacture of solar panel systems. Apart from this in-house attention to detail Suntech’s solar panels, including the STP 180 are also evaluated by various independent bodies putting them through their paces in off-site locations around the world. The result is a highly efficient solar panel system that not only looks good but is also constructed of mechanical and electrical components that meet and surpass a variety of ISO quality management systems and world class certifications.
Technical Specifications of the Suntech STP180
The STP 180 has a high power tolerance of +/-3% and a module efficiency of 14.06% at its peak. The cells consist of high transmission glass that has been tempered and has a low-iron content, all backed with film that is both weather and water resistant. They are tested to ensure that they can hold up against a variety of weather conditions, including strong winds, the pressure of snowfall and other extremes of temperature. Strong frames made of clear anodised aluminium that contain pre-drilled holes and waterproof connectors not only add to the durability and long-life of the panels but also ensure easy installation.
Built to Last and Guaranteed
It’s not only important for a solar panel installation to last over time but for its high level of efficiency to continue for many years to come in order to maximise from the savings that can be made from using this kind of technology. Suntech STP 180 panels are built to last and are backed with an excellent transferable warranty with 5 years cover on materials and workmanship, 12 years at 90% minimal rated power output and 25 years for 80% peak power outputs. Recommended for residential, on-grid utility and commercial systems and off-grid ground mounted application.