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Tier 1 Solar Panels List 2021



The Tier 1 Solar Panel List was recently released. See what solar module manufacturing companies made the Q1 2021 list below. Please note that this list is updated every quarter. 

 

List of Tier 1 Solar Panels Manufacturers

Q1 2021


Adani/Mundra


AE Solar


Boviet


BYD


Canadian Solar


Chint / Astronergy


Eging


ET Solar


First Solar


Haitai New Energy


Hansol Technics


Hanwha Q Cells


Heliene


HT-SAAE


JA Solar


Jetion


Jinko


Jinneng / Jinergy


Jolywood


Kyocera


Leapton Energy


LONGi


Neo Solar Power (NSP) / URE


REC Group


Recom


Renesola Yixing


Risen Energy


S-Energy


Seraphim / SEG


Sharp


Shinsung


Sumec / Phono Solar


SunPower / Maxeon


Suntech


Swelect


Talesun


Trina Solar


Ulica Solar


Vikram Solar


VSUN Solar


Waaree





Q2 2021


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Q3 2021


AE Solar


Boviet


Canadian Solar


Chint / Astronergy


DMEGC


Eging


ET Solar Inc


Exiom Group


First Solar


GCL Systems


Haitai Solar


Hansol Technics


Hanwha Q Cells


Heliene


HT-SAAE


JA Solar


Jetion


Jinko


Jinneng / Jinergy


Jolywood


Leapton Energy


LONGi


Neo Solar Power (NSP) / URE


Renesola Yixing


Risen Energy


S-Energy


Seraphim / SEG


Sharp


Shinsung


Sumec / Phono Solar


SunPower / Maxeon


Swelect


Talesun


Trina Solar


Ulica Solar


Vikram Solar


VSUN Solar


Waaree


ZNShine







Q4 2021

Not released yet


This ranking system is purely on the financial status of the company. It doesn’t necessarily reflect the panels’ quality, so make sure to review other factors to determine the best pv modules for you

 

Other factors to take into consideration when selecting a solar panel:

  • High-quality module

  • Efficiency rating (highly efficient)

  • Workmanship/Performance warranty

  • Product warranty

  • Cell technology (monocrystalline, polycrystalline)

  • Number of solar cells

  • Color of the frame, backsheet, etc.


What manufacturers are new, and who got removed?

 

New tier 1 manufacturers (not on 2020 list) 

  • BYD

  • Hansol Technics

  • Renesola Yixing

  • Suntech

  • Kyocera

  • Haitai New Energy

  • ET Solar

  • AE Solar

  • Vikram Solar

 

Tier 1 manufacturers removed (appeared on the 2020 list): 

  • LG Electronics

  • Goldi Solar

  • Hyundai

  • GCL System

  • Hengdian DMEGC


What Tier 1 Solar Panel brands does RENVU carry? 

Trina Solar: Founded in 1997, Trina Solar Co., Ltd (“Trina Solar”), one of the earliest Chinese solar companies listed on the NYSE, is the leading total solution for solar renewable energy worldwide. By the end of 2017, Trina Solar had delivered more than 30 GW solar modules worldwide, making Trina the world’s leading solar module supplier. It is estimated that Trina could help reduce approximately 30 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

 

Hanwha Q Cells: Q CELLS North America is headquartered in Irvine, CA, United States, and handles module sales for the North American region. Collectively, Q CELLS is one of the world’s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells, and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ), with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in the U.S., South Korea, Malaysia, and China. 

 

Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications, and solutions, from cells and modules to kits to systems and large-scale solar power plants.

 

LONGi Solar: Established in 2000, LONGi Solar is a world-leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules. LONGi Solar has been focusing on MONO for 18 years and is the largest supplier of mono-crystalline silicon wafers worldwide. 

 

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Canadian Solar: Canadian Solar’s leading cell and module technology guarantee world-class stability and reliability backed by 25 years linear performance warranty. All series of regular solar pv modules are manufactured to the strictest engineering guidelines, ensuring each module meets the international standards of quality and safety.

 

HT-SAAE: HT-SAAE, established on May 28th, 1998, is the first listed company named “aerospace” in China. HT-SAAE mainly integrates polysilicon, solar cells, battery packs, and new "photovoltaic + energy storage" system; air conditioning system, EPS, and other automotive electronic system products; R&D, production, and sales of application products in the civil-military integration fields. Its brands enjoy a wide reputation in the international and domestic markets and have established strategic partnerships with many world-renowned enterprises.

 

Seraphim: Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co., Ltd. specializes in research, development, production, and sales of solar PV products and provision of related services and provides customers worldwide with high-quality PV products. Seraphim products range from solar cells and modules to system integration and OEM/ODM services.

 

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VSUN: VSUN was founded in June 2015 with an investment from Japan. VSUN has implemented an elaborate plan for capacity expansion. VSUN Solar products are designed to extend the lifetime value of solar power station assets, minimize downtime, enhance safety availability, and maximize energy generation & profit acquisition.


How are manufacturers ranked?

Learn more about the tiering system and how brands became tier 1 manufacturers from our Solar Panel Bankability and the Tier 1 List and Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 Solar Panels articles.

 

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