Australis Solar: Experts of Solar Panels and Solar Products 2024-06-21T13:58:10+08:00

Deciding on a Solar Panel? Get them installed by Australis Solar

Established in 2008, we use our knowledge to choose the best solar panels that the industry has to offer. Australis Solar chooses panels that are high quality, powerful and efficient. Using the latest technology, these are panels built with longevity in mind, meaning you can trust them and the warranties for decades to come.

Australis Solar has selected the best solar panels, so you don’t have to

Solar energy harnesses the power of sunlight to generate clean, renewable electricity for your home or business. Photovoltaic (PV) panels or solar panels are usually made of silicon, glass and metals. They create direct current (DC) electricity which is fed into an inverter. The inverter then converts it into usable alternating current (AC) electricity. The AC electricity then travels from the inverter to your electrical panel or switchboard, where it can power your home’s lights, appliances, and other electronics. At least that is the simple explanation.

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Founded in Norway in 1996, REC Group is the leading European brand for solar panels and has been providing sustainable and high-performance products, services, and investments for the solar industry for over 20 years. 

The REC Alpha Pure-R is a premium high efficiency panel and manufactured in Singapore. This is an ALL-Black panel with a modern and sleek look giving it an edge in the market. It is the latest and most advanced solar panel from REC Group, featuring innovative N-type half-cut cells, gap-less all-black technology allowing a more integrated streamlined look, delivering high power output and comes backed by a 25-year warranty.

REC introduced the Pure-R line of panels which are lead-free, making them the ultimate eco-friendly choice. REC solar panels have been highly rated by professional installers. They have an innovative split module design with half-cut cells, rather than the standard full size square cells. Designed to be divided into top and bottom halves and so if one half is shaded it won’t affect the output of the other. This makes them more tolerant to partial shade and soiling than many other panels. Internal testing which is twice as stringent as industry standards, only an average of 400 REC panels come back every year out of the 4 million that are manufactured. This is a return rate of just 0.0001%.

Voted Best Solar Panels of 2023 and 2024

The Trina Solar Vertex S+ 440W panel is a high-performance solar module that stands out for its advanced technology and efficiency. It features Multi-busbar technology which enhances light trapping, reduces series resistance, and improves current collection, leading to enhanced module reliability. With a maximum power output of 440W and an impressive module efficiency of up to 22.0%, it’s designed to reduce installation costs while boosting performance, especially in warm weather due to its low temperature coefficient and operating temperature. The Vertex S+ series also boasts a robust dual-glass structure, which not only improves durability and fire resistance but also makes the panels less prone to micro-cracks and scratches during installation. This series is a testament to Trina Solar’s commitment to providing sustainable energy solutions with a reduced carbon footprint, making it a smart choice for those looking to invest in renewable energy.

  • 25 year product warranty and a 30 year linear power warranty
  • Local technical support in Australia 
  • Continual investment in R&D in Australia
  • Solid partnerships with the Australian National University and the Australian Solar institute, developing next generation technology in Canberra.

Voted Best Value Solar Panels of 2024


The AIKO Neostar 2S series represents a significant advancement in solar panel technology, offering high efficiency and durability. With a power output ranging from 440W and an impressive efficiency of up to 23.1%, these panels are designed to maximise energy production. They feature a low degradation rate of less than 1% in the first year and less than 0.35% per year thereafter, ensuring long-term performance. The mono-glass design has an aesthetic appeal but also contributes to the panels’ robustness, providing resistance to high temperatures and micro-cracks. The Neostar 2S series has been recognized with the Intersolar AWARD 2023 and the red dot design award in 2023, highlighting its innovative design and superior quality. These panels come with a premium warranty of 25 years for the product and 30 years for performance, offering peace of mind for both residential and commercial installations.

  • AIKO Panel efficiency: 23%
  • AIKO Panel Manufacturer Product guarantee (labour included): 25 Years.
  • AIKO Panel 30 Year degradation guarantee: 89.5% dropping <1% in first year.

The AIKO is a great value, highly efficient, all black panel coming from Chinese manufacturers, featuring N-type monocrystalline cells.

LONGi Solar is a Chinese company that is a tier one manufacturer of solar panels. They only produce monosilicon panels and may be the largest monosilicon solar panel manufacturer globally. LONGi supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide yearly, about a quarter of global market demand. 

LONGi is recognised as the world’s most valuable solar technology company with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of LONGi’s core values. Key points include:

  • High module efficiency – up to 20.6%
  • Low solar irradiance performance
  • Low LID PERC technology with the lowest power degradation
  • High energy yield
  • Improved PID resistance
  • Resilient design that can withstand high wind, snow and other mechanical loads
  • 12 year product warranty
  • 25 year linear power output warranty (performance warranty).

What is in a Solar Panel?

Here is our simple guide to the crucial part – the photo-voltaic (PV) cells or panels

monocrystalline polycrystalline comparison of solar panel colours

Quick guide of how Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline solar panels compare

Comparison of monocrystalline and polycrystalline table coefficient efficiency cost appearance

Source: MarketWatchGuides

Mono-crystalline solar cells

Solar panels made from single-crystal (mono) silicon, this results in a uniform dark color. This is aesthetically more appealing for many Perth home owners as the panels look black and blend in better with more roof types. Western Australia has hot climate, which means solar installation companies need to keep in mind the solar panel coefficients. The coefficient depends on the panel brand and it greatly affects the efficiency of production from your panels. When choosing the best solar panels for your home, it can be overwhelming with all the variables.

The material of the roof type can impact solar panel temperature as well. Rooves are designed to absorb massive amounts of heat throughout the year and installing solar panels on them means they take the impact instead. Only by using a trusted solar company that has expertise in Perth installations means that you can relax, knowing it has already been accounted for.

Polycrystalline (Multi) solar cells

Solar panels made from multiple crystals (poly) of silicon, leading to a variegated blue color. Several fragments of silicon are melted together to form wafers which forms the panel. This solar panel design means that they stand out on roofs a lot more than monocrystalline solar panels. They also operate less efficiently that a mono-crystalline solar panel in higher temperatures such as that of Perth’s hot climate. Professional solar panel installers in Western Australia should take this into account as it also significantly reduces the life expectancy of the panel as they are not designed for this.

Most crystalline panels will last the manufacturers warranty which is 25 years. Polycrystalline panels can last anywhere between 25-35 years with regular maintenance and servicing. Whilst monocrystalline panels can last up to 40 years. Although both can last for decades, they both lose their efficiency over time. Solar panels have an average degradation rate of 0.5% per year meaning they drop in power and wattage.


Mono-crystalline panels have a higher efficiency due to purity and higher silicon content.

These solar panels are more efficient with ranges of 15% – 23% and therefore more space-efficient, producing more power per square foot.


Creating each panel is less intensive and requires less energy than monocrystalline solar panels therefore cost-effective production.


Due to the design of them they are complex and energy-intensive during the manufacturing process.

The complexity and energy required to manufacture them means there is a higher production cost.


These panels are more suitable for cooler weather conditions due to higher temperature coefficients therefore not recommended for Perth.

The efficiency operates around 13% – 16% which is lower compared to mono-crystalline cells.

Due to lower efficiency, they require more space for the same electricity output

What to avoid when buying solar panels

Solar industry complaints have doubled in the last year, so to avoid being set up by a solar scam, here are some of the warning signs to look out for.

Have only been in business for a few years

Australis Solar has been operating since 2008. With over a decade of experience in the solar energy industry, we have built a strong foundation of expertise and trust within the community. Our long-standing presence in the market reflects our dedication to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. As we look towards the future, Australis Solar remains committed to delivering innovative and sustainable energy solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

Use aggressive sales techniques such as asking you to sign on the spot

We empower our customers to make informed decisions that they can make at their own pace. While some companies may pressure you to sign on the spot, we understand that investing in solar is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. That’s why we give you the space and time you need to weigh your options, ask questions, and feel confident about your choice. Whether you need a day, a week, or longer to decide, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Because at Australis Solar, your satisfaction and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Conduct door-to-door or telemarketing sales

At Australis Solar, we prioritise building relationships with our customers through personalised interactions. Some companies may rely on door-to-door or telemarketing sales, we believe in letting the quality of our products and services speak for themselves. Instead of investing in traditional advertising, we focus on delivering exceptional results and rely on word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied customers. Our commitment to excellence has helped us establish a strong reputation in the community, and we’re confident that once you experience the Australis Solar difference, you’ll understand why so many homeowners trust us with their solar needs.

Present a quote with a one-size-fits-all system

Our team designs bespoke PV systems that are individually crafted for each client. By utilising advanced 3D modeling technology and conducting thorough energy consumption analysis of your electricity bills, we ensure that the system we install is perfectly suited to your property and energy needs. This approach not only maximises the efficiency of your solar installation but also future-proofs your home against potential load increases such as electric vehicles or smart home technology. With Australis Solar, you can trust that you’re getting a customised solution designed to optimise your energy savings and environmental impact.

Offer systems well under the usual market rate

We price without compromising on quality or safety. Our goal is to provide cost-effective solutions while ensuring that all installations meet industry standards and regulatory requirements. While some may be tempted by cheaper options, it’s crucial to remember that expertise and experience are invaluable when it comes to investing in a solar system that will last for decades. With Australis Solar, you can trust that you’re getting excellent value for your investment, backed by our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. We have been operating since 2008 and have our merits to show we will continue to operate into the future.

Make exaggerated claims such as ‘no more energy bills’

It would be fantastic to promise “no more energy bills”, unfortunately, such a claim would be an exaggeration. Switching to solar energy can significantly reduce your energy bills, especially in the long term, but it’s important to note that factors like weather conditions, energy usage patterns, and the size of your solar installation can influence the extent of your savings. Australis Solar is committed to providing efficient solar solutions tailored to your needs, helping you save money and contribute to a greener future, but we can’t promise you’ll never see another energy bill.

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