Top Solar Panel Manufacturers - 2017

Q&A from our 'Learn about Solar' series.

Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar's newest product, the Dymond CS6X-P-FG module, is a 72 cell double-glass module. By replacing the traditional polymer backsheet with heat-strengthened glass, the Dymond module has a lower annual power degradation than a traditional module and better protection against the elements, making it more reliable and durable during its lifetime.

Trina Solar

Trina Solar is a leading global provider of solar solutions and has installed over 11 GW worldwide. Their solar panels are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. Trina Solar's products have proven themselves on the field and in third party testing against other leading manufacturers.

First Solar

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions that are truly Taking Energy Forward. With over 10 gigawatts (GW) installed worldwide, their proven solar solutions diversify the energy portfolio and reduce the risk of fuel-price volatility while delivering a levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) that is cost competitive with fossil fuels today.


JinkoSolar manufacturers solar module systems with a high conversion efficiency (up to 16.50%), through superior manufacturing technology. Over millions of homes across the globe are powered with JinkoSolar's panels, which deliver clean reliable energy and help lower your electricity bill all year round.

JA Solar

JA Solar places great focus on the optimization of module manufacturing processes to continuously improve their efficiency and reliability. The power rating of JA Solar's PV-modules in mass production is on average about 5 to 10 watts above industry average

SunPower Corp

For over 30 years, SubPower has pushed the boundaries of solar energy. From our record-setting technology, to the way we design and build our products, to the customer experience we deliver every day, we constantly demand more of ourselves. Because you deserve all the advantages that better solar can provide for your home.


Axitec is a German engineered solar modules & pv-storage systems manufacturer. The polycrystalline modules of the AXIpower series are the all-rounders among the AXITEC modules. Whether for small systems or power plants - the high-quality solar modules with an efficiency of up to 16.60% provide an outstanding energy yield at reasonable cost.

Hanwha Q CELLS

Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and Thalheim, Germany, Hanwha is the world's largest solar cell manufacturer as well as one of the largest photovoltaic module manufacturers.

Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Solar's Diamond Premium is designed to the highest standards of quality, reliability and performance. The innovative half-cut, four busbar cells boost efficiency while dual four-layer junction boxes ensure exceptional safety. Built with 100% lead-free solder and now 1000 VDC rated, the Diamond Premium excels in nearly any environment-even next to saltwater.

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