Why Tier 1 Solar Panels are the best choice for your home

June 21, 2024
6 min read

Tier 1 Solar Panels is a term you might have come across if you’ve been researching solar PV for your home or property, but what does it mean?

At Green Building Renewables, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest-quality renewable energy solutions. One cornerstone of this commitment is that we only use Tier 1 solar panels.

This blog will explore Tier 1 solar panels and why they are the best choice. We’ll also delve into the specifics of monocrystalline panels, which are ideal for domestic installations. We’ll also answer some frequently asked questions to help you decide about your solar energy.

Why Green Building Renewables Uses Only Tier 1 Solar Panels

What Are Tier 1 Solar Panels?

Tier 1 solar panels are produced by manufacturers who meet the highest industry standards. The designation “Tier 1” is awarded by independent evaluators and signifies a company’s financial stability, longevity, and strong track record of producing high-quality, reliable solar panels.

These manufacturers typically have large-scale production facilities, significant investments in research and development, and consistent quality control processes.

Advantages of Tier 1 Solar Panels

  1. Reliability and Durability: Tier 1 solar panels are built to last. They undergo rigorous testing and quality control to withstand various environmental conditions, from intense heat to heavy snowfall.
  2. Higher Efficiency: These panels often have higher efficiency ratings than lower-tier panels. This means they can convert more sunlight into usable electricity, maximising the energy output from your solar installation.
  3. Better Warranties: Tier 1 manufacturers typically offer more comprehensive warranties covering product defects and performance guarantees. This provides peace of mind that your investment is protected.
  4. Proven Track Record: With a history of successful installations and satisfied customers, Tier 1 manufacturers have a proven performance and reliability track record.

At Green Building Renewables, we believe in offering only the best to our customers. By exclusively using Tier 1 solar panels, we ensure that every installation meets our high quality and performance standards, providing you with a dependable and efficient solar energy system.

Monocrystalline Panels: The Best Choice for Domestic Installations

What Are Monocrystalline Panels?

Monocrystalline solar panels, like those produced by Longi. are made from a single, continuous crystal structure. If you like understanding the science of things, this next bit is for you.

The continuous crystal structure is achieved using the Czochralski method, where a silicon crystal seed is placed in a molten vat of pure silicon. The seed is then slowly drawn up, allowing the molten silicon to form a solid crystal around it. Once the crystal is formed, it is sliced into thin wafers to create the solar cells.

Why Monocrystalline Panels Are Ideal for Homes

  1. High Efficiency: Monocrystalline panels have the highest efficiency rates among all solar panels. They can convert a larger percentage of sunlight into electricity, which is particularly beneficial for homes with limited roof space.
  2. Aesthetic Appeal: These panels have a sleek, black appearance, which can be more aesthetically pleasing when installed on residential rooftops.
  3. Longevity: Monocrystalline panels tend to have a longer lifespan than other panels. They often come with long warranties, reflecting their durability and long-term performance.
  4. Better Performance in Low Light: Monocrystalline panels perform better in low-light conditions than others, ensuring a more consistent energy output even on cloudy days.

By choosing monocrystalline panels for your home, you can maximise your solar energy production and enjoy a reliable, long-lasting solar solution.

At Green Building Renewables, we install several different types of solar panels installation, all of which use monocrystalline technology. These include:

Standard Roof Tile Solar Installation
Standard Roof Tile Installation
Slate Roof Tile Installation
Slate Roof Tile Installation
In-roof Solar Installation
In-roof Solar Installation
Roof mounted Solar Installation. You can also ground mount solar panels.
Roof-mounted Solar Installation. You can also ground-mount solar panels.

Your choice of solar panels for your house can be based on aesthetics, necessity, or a combination of both, but with our expertise, you can trust us to help you make the best choice for your property.

We hear many questions about solar panels, but some of the most common ones we are asked with simple answers are below.

FAQs About Solar Panels

1. How do solar panels work?

Solar panels convert solar irradiance, the power of the sun per unit area, into electricity through photovoltaic (PV) cells. When the sun’s irradiance hits the PV cells, it generates an electric current that can power your home.

2. How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25-30 years. However, many panels continue to produce electricity beyond this period, albeit at a reduced efficiency.

3. Do solar panels work in cloudy weather?

Yes, solar panels can still generate electricity on cloudy days. A common misconception is that a cloudy British day would prevent them from working. While their efficiency is reduced compared to sunny days, they can still produce significant energy. It’s worth noting that the efficiency of solar panels, like most things, reduces when hot, too, so they are also less efficient in really sunny, hot countries. Despite the myths, the long summer days (cloudy or not) are perfect for solar panels.

4. What maintenance is required for solar panels?

Solar panels require minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning to remove dust and debris and periodic inspections to ensure all components are functioning correctly are usually sufficient.

5. How much can I save with solar panels?

The amount you can save depends on various factors, including your energy consumption, local electricity rates, and solar installation size. On average, homeowners can save thousands of pounds over the lifetime of their solar panels.

6. Are there incentives for installing solar panels?

Yes. There have been different incentives over the years. Currently, in the UK, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) offers homeowners money to export their excess solar-generated electricity back to the grid.

7. Can I go off-grid with solar panels?

While solar panels can significantly reduce your reliance on the grid, completely going off-grid in the UK would be very difficult, especially during winter. However, during the peak summer periods, a robust system that includes battery storage to provide power during nighttime certainly makes it possible to reduce your dependence on the grid massively.

In Summary

At Green Building Renewables, we are dedicated to helping you transition to clean, renewable energy. By choosing Tier 1 monocrystalline solar panels, you invest in a high-quality, efficient, and reliable solar energy system that will serve you well for years.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you harness the sun’s power for your home.

Written By:

john gilham technical manager
John Gilham
When it comes to renewables, our Group Technical Manager, John Gilham is a big deal! Both metaphorically and literally speaking; his massive knowledge about all things renewable and low energy is matched by his physical presence. In 2016, John co-founded GoEco Renewables with our MD Chris Delaney, which marked a pivotal moment in his career. The move reflected his commitment to sustainable energy and positioned him as a leader in the industry. Want to know more about John then click here: Read More

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