Both businesses and
consumers are feeling increasing pressure to save energy and practice
environmentally sound living. With
energy costs continually on the rise, it has truly never been a better time to
be in the business of solar panel distribution. However, with more and more
companies entering the field, it is important to work with a solar panel distributor
that offers a
complete range of the latest products from some of the most respected
manufacturers in the business.
Prior to selecting a
distributor, it is important to ensure the company carries the following
products in order to help enhance the offerings and service of your own
Solar Panels: Polycrystalline and
There are two specific types
of solar panels - polycrystalline and monocrystalline. Polycrystalline solar
cells grow from a multifaceted crystalline material (a crystal that grows in
multiple directions). As a result, they have a slightly lower efficiency. This
results in larger individual cells and therefore, a larger module.
Monocrystalline grows from a single crystal (one that grows only in one
direction). These solar panels are more expensive to manufacture, but have a
high efficiency resulting in smaller individual cells and in turn, smaller
modules compared to polycrystalline modules.
Inverters: Micro Inverters, Power
Optimizers and String Inverters
Micro inverters are used to
convert DC electricity into AC electricity on a module-to-module basis. This
allows for optimal system production in shaded environments and
module-to-module monitoring. Power optimizers maximize the power output that
comes from individual solar modules to ensure the highest performance DC power
is converted from DC to AC electricity. String inverters take DC electricity
from a string of solar modules and convert them into utility-grade AC
electricity. This electricity can either be consumed by standard household
appliances and circuits or fed into a utility grid system.
Mounting and racking
Efficient mounting systems are necessary for any PV system.
Depending on the type of system installed, there are a variety of options to
select from including flat roof, shingle roof, ground-mounted and dual-axis
Balance of system
A balance of system encompasses all the components of a
photovoltaic system aside from the modules and inverters. These systems
generally include lightning protection, system grounding, connectors,
combiner/enclosure boxes and PV tools.
Monitoring products provide real-time visibility required to track
generation data and diagnose potential failures. These monitoring products can
also optimize your system.
Solar panel distributors
It is important that solar panel dealers
work closely with a distribution company that does not work in
direct competition with them. A solar panel distributor should be a resource
for their dealers, who can learn everything they need to know in order to
provide their own clients with outstanding products and services. Ensure to
conduct sufficient research on all potential distributors, as it is vital to
work closely with one who holds the same customer service goals. To learn more about
solar panel products and services for dealers, contact a distribution