Buyer Guides

We have developed buyer guides to assist in your decision making regarding your solar choices.  

Please feel free to contact us with feedback or further questions you may have.

 

 

How to buy the best lightweight, flexible solar panels for a caravan or boat? You want your purchase to meet your expectations...

The top three brands of lightweight, flexible solar panels all have the following in common: Quality, high-grade cells; Tough textured surface; Superior...

Standard test conditions (STC) To enable comparisons between different panels, the performance of all panels are specified against a set of conditions used industry-wide called Standard...

Power output warranty A power output warranty typically guarantees a solar panel to meet at least 80% of its original power output after 25 years of service and retains at least 95% of ...

Buying Chinese-made flexible lightweight solar panels? Did you know that there is only one brand of lightweight solar panel that has Australian Clean Energy Council accreditation and ha...

An overview of solar power for mobile applications Why have solar on your caravan, boat or other RV? The biggest ...

How much electricity do you use...

Solar Power Estimate Calculator (SPEC) for caravans and other RVs This questionnaire helps you identify what combination of solar power products best suits your specific circumstances a...

When calculating what size solar power system you need to install you need to consider how many watts your appliances use and how long you use them for. ...

What is the difference between Power and Energy? To determine what solar system will meet your needs you will need to know how...

When buying solar panels use this checklist to ensure that you have all the components you need for installation and effective operation of your system. 1. Sola...

Why do you need a solar charge controller A solar charge controller (frequently called regulator) is similar to a regular battery charger, i.e. it regulates the current...

The questions below have been grouped into similar themes. Click on the question and the answer will appear. To make an answer disappear click ...

When do I need an inverter? Having an inverter means you can use your 240V appliances even if you do not have access to mains power. The inverter ...

This guide provides information about Solbian's SP range and what Solar Charge Controller to use for each panel. Solbian SP series panels are made in Italy and uses SunPower patented...