Lately, there has been a lot of debates and discussions about quality and reliability of solar panels that are manufactured overseas - especially in China.
Here at Soletrics, we are here to debunk some myths state some facts about the quality of solar panels manufactured overseas and those that are manufactured in developed countries.
In fact, China is by far the biggest manufacturer of solar panels in the world. This can hardly be overlooked when purchasing panels. It's true that their price is very affordable and their quality has improved a lot. In fact it has become almost a benchmark against which newcomers - e.g. from Korea or India - are compared against.
Of course, quality does vary from Company to Company. That's why it's so important to observe carefully about where your manufacturer and suppliers stand. By doing some research into what exactly you're buying, you can be sure that you get good quality for your hard earned dollar.
One thing that you must know is that if the panels are purchased directly from China, then the warranty is in China. Hence, if there was a problem with your panels, there is a chance that you may not have success in pursuing the company who installed your panels.
However, if the panels are purchased from a wholesaler in Australia, then the warranty lies with the reputable importer and the warranty will apply in Australia.