Most Efficient Solar Panels

What you may initially hear from a lot of people who are planning to install solar PVs are these questions:

Which is the most efficient solar panel?“, or “Which brand is the best?“.

Asking these questions is natural especially if you have plans to invest on it. Searching for the perfect solar panel is what we all want; those that are efficient enough to produce enough power to generate electricity. For this reason, the following list of the most efficient solar panel in international solar PV industry is made to help you decide which would be the best for your needs. (The following lists were made by Solar Plaza and were first published on December 2011 and March 2012 respectively. Manufacturers in Malaysia may or may not be included in the list, but that doesn’t make their products less efficient.) World’s Most Efficient Solar PV Modules (Polycrystalline) *published December 12, 2011

Manufacturer Module Efficiency

Module

Type

Cell Efficiency Cell Type
Solland Solar 16.00% Sunweb
60 cells polycrystalline Si, Sunweb
Siliken 15.70% SLK72P6L-305 18.33% 72 polycrystalline 156x156mm
LDK Solar 15.67% LDK-200P-24(s)
72 (6×12) polycrystalline silicon solar cells 125×125 mm
Vikram 15.63% Eldora 280 (300)

72 pcs poly-crystalline solar cells (156x156mm), 2BB & 3BB

Wiosun 15.54% E300P 17.12% 72 x 156x156mm polycrystalline
A2peak 15.50% P3-235-60 (250)

60 polycrystalline 3 bus bar solar cells, 156x156mm

CNPV solar 15.40% CNPV-300P 17.10%

72 cells (156×156 mm) in a 6×12 matrix connected in series

Latitude Solar 15.30% Latitude P6-60/6 (250)
Polycrystalline, 60 pcs, 156 x 156 mm

JA Solar

15.29% JAP6-60-250
60 polycrystalline 156x156mm
China Sunergy 15.24% CSUN295-72P

World’s Most Efficient Solar PV (Monocrystalline Cells) *published March 27, 2012

Manufacturer

Cell Efficiency

Cell Type

Size

Sunpower

22.5%

Maxeon Cell Technology

130×130 mm

Sanyo Electric

20.2%

HIT Solar Cell Structure

110×110 mm

JA Solar

20.0%

JAC M6SL Secium

156×156 mm

Suntech

19.7%

Pluto Cell

156×156 mm

Suniva

19.4%

ARTisun Select

156×156 mm

Shinsung Solar Energy

19.4%

SH-1940S3

156×156 mm

E-Ton

19.3%

Mono Cell 3BB

156×156 mm

Motech

19.2%

XS156B3-200R X-Cells

156×156 mm

Neo Solar Power

19.2%

Perfect 19

156×156 mm

Solartech Energy

19.1%

SR-156-3

156×156 mm