Choosing the best solar panels has never been so important. Solar Era has a range of top-quality options to make sure you install the best fit for your house, and your budget.
Let’s have a look at the best quality solar panels, and the best value solar panels available in Singapore.
The Top 3 Best Premium Solar Panels in 2023
Here is our shortlist for the top 3 premium solar panels available in Singapore in 2023. This list is based on Solar Era's experience in the solar industry, our position as the largest installer of premium solar systems in Singapore, and general feedback from the solar industry.
The Top 3 Premium Solar Panels In Singapore Are:
The Top 3 Best Value Solar Panels In Singapore Are From:
The Best High-Efficiency Solar Panels In Singapore For 2023
The best premium solar panels in Singapore feature:
Over 400W rating, and an efficiency rating of around 22-23%
A 25-year product warranty
Great local service from a Singaporean-based office
Fully automated production with comprehensive quality control at the factory
A panel that has proven reliability, and performance in all weather conditions (importantly both on hot days, and on cloudy days with low light)
1. SUNPOWER MAXEON 3 SERIES
SunPower has been recognised as a global leader in top-quality solar panels since 2007, with many successful releases over the decades, predominantly in the United States. In Singapore, SunPower is known for absolute quality, perhaps the best on the market, however, their panels have always come at a high price point.
The top-of-the-range Maxeon panel is no exception. It is a top-quality panel that comes with an astonishing 40-year warranty, enough to outlast the competition (and perhaps a few of us as well) – by decades.
Choosing a top-of-the-range panel such as the SUNPOWER MAX3 panel is an investment in superior standards of design, manufacture, support and customer service. This high-quality results from SUNPOWER’s strong commitment to developing a module that delivers reliable, high output for decades. When you choose SUNPOWER, you’ll have peace of mind that you are buying the best.
2. REC ALPHA PURE R SERIES
Scandinavian quality with a 25-year warranty. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC Group is recognised for producing high-quality solar panels with long warranties and excellent reliability.
REC Alpha Pure panels feature REC’s innovative design, with high panel efficiency & power output thanks to top-quality monocrystalline cells. This enables you to get more out of the space available on your roof – helping to lower your energy bills and shorten the payback time through increased yield and lower costs.
REC solar products are rigorously tested beyond industry standards, and those standards apply equally when selecting materials for their solar modules.
As a REC-Certified Solar Professional Installer, REC Systems installed by Solar Era feature an extended 25-year product warranty as well as a 25-year power output guarantee.
The best news of all is the price – REC Alpha Pure R panels are extremely well-priced for such a quality panel. REC Solar is striving for industry-leading efficiency, but critically they incorporate this new technology into their production line to ensure all customers have access to the best technology available. It’s not much use if a company releases a new high-efficiency panel (with a lot of publicity) but only makes S$1000 of them and/or charges an absolute fortune for them.
3. SUNPOWER PERFORMANCE 6 SERIES
SUNPOWER has released the latest panel in the popular Performance Series. The Performance 6 Series panel is a high-performance 550W panel, packed with the same advanced SUNPOWER Shingled Cells technologies that have won SUNPOWER multiple awards. This p-type mono variant offers higher power output per square meter of panels installed.
On a standard-sized residential system, an SUNPOWER Solar System with premium PERFORMANCE 6 panels is only around $1000 more than a standard solar system with generic Chinese solar panels. This makes the SUNPOWER panel one of the best value options on the Singapore market considering the high level of performance, reliability and output in shaded conditions.
The Top 3 Best-Value Solar Panels In Singapore
We have typically seen all of the big Chinese manufacturers offer a top-quality panel designed specifically for the Singapore market. These panels are normally quite similar in terms of price, output, and even most of the technical specs will be the same.
Additionally, we have premium solar panel manufacturers also moving down into this market. For example, LG Solar manufactured a Mono X panel in China (rather than Korea) and offered a 15-year warranty. SUNPOWER, REC and Q Cells are both good examples of a European company moving to Asia to help lower their pricing to compete with the larger Chinese players.
1. JINKO SOLAR
JinkoSolar is one of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers and has a long history of supplying good quality solar panels to the Singapore market at a great price.
The new generation of solar panel technology has been featured in the N-type cells in the Tiger series. Following on from previous years, Jinko is once again firmly in the mix for offering a good value panel for Singaporean households.
SUNPOWER's Performance Series solar panels offer the best value in the Singapore market, providing unmatched efficiency, durability, and reliability. Designed to maximize energy production and optimize space utilization, these panels are built with premium materials and cutting-edge technology that ensure long-lasting performance even in the toughest conditions. With a sleek, low-profile design and superior energy conversion rates, the Performance Series panels are a smart choice for homeowners and businesses alike. Furthermore, with industry-leading warranties and SunPower's proven track record of quality and innovation, you can trust that your investment will deliver the best possible return.
Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, save on energy costs, or increase the value of your property, the SUNPOWER Performance Series is the clear choice for a solar solution that delivers unbeatable value and performance.
3. REC SOLAR TWIN PEAK 5
On a standard-sized residential system, an REC Solar System with premium Twin Peak 5 panels is only around $1000 more than a standard solar system (with generic Chinese solar panels). This makes the REC panel one of the best value options on the Singapore market considering the high level of performance, reliability and output in shaded conditions.
REC TwinPeak 5 features REC’s innovative design with the high panel efficiency and power output of monocrystalline cells, helping to lower your energy bills and shorten the payback time through increased yield and lower costs.
REC TwinPeak 5 panels are packed with the same advanced REC TwinPeak technologies that have won REC multiple awards. This p-type mono variant offers higher power output per square meter of panels installed.