Kyocera Solar Panel Reviews & Prices
Specialists In Solar Panel Technology
Rather than manufacturers, Kryocera have become renowned worldwide as solar panel specialists. This is due to several technological breakthroughs they have made over the last 35 years or so. Kryocera has been responsible for a process called ion-etching which is a technique introduced at production stage where the cell surface is roughened by a type of scoring that leaves the surface with numerous tiny peaks and troughs.
A solar module's efficiency is largely dependent on the amount of surface reflection it can produce and this method has the effect of producing more reflective surface over the same area. The cell's ability to reflect sunlight is greatly enhanced, allowing the transforming layer to increase its yield.
Another way Kryocera increases the efficiency of its cells is by the way it handles the cell's contacts. By repositioning the cell's contact surface light absorption has been enhanced and by using the maximum amount of cell contacts, electrical losses are greatly reduced.
The result has been that, over time, they have been able to increase the efficiency of polycrystalline solar cells up to 18.5%. An overall efficiency across less surface area means less cells are required for the same amount of output. This is both helpful where space is limited and also helps to keep costs down for the end user.
Kyocera were also one of the first to encapsulate their solar panels between tempered glass and an EVA pottant with a PVF back sheet to protect them against severe weather conditions. This process has now become the industry standard.
Driving The Cost Of Solar Panels Down
Every step of the process Kryocera uses in production has undergone stringent and independent testing for quality and safety and has the necessary certification to prove it. The production process is performed totally in-house, keeping production costs low while maintaining the highest standards possible.
Combine these facts with an effective recycling program and Kyocera's commitment to quality and driving costs down is clear. Kryocera's solar panels are being used all around the world in numerous situations and they offer a huge range of module sizes from 40W and upwards for on-grid and off-grid, domestic and commercial applications.
One unique factor of Kyocera's smaller modules is that they are square instead of standard rectangular, which can be useful when space is tight, as it might well be in some smaller applications.
Prices for Kyocera solar panels vary to some degree depending on the supplier and the model chosen. Once system requirements are known and a suitable model chosen it's easy enough to compare prices online. Watch out for whether the price includes or excludes VAT and if a delivery cost is included.
Another factor that will affect the cost is how many panels are required, as the cost per panel can come down with quantity. A general guide would be just under £100 for the 40W module and around £300 for 240W. For all modules sold in Europe, warranties include a 20 year performance guarantee on rated power output and a 5 year product warranty.