Solar Edition has here listed the Top 10 Solar Panels sorted by the efficiency of the panels. The list is updated monthly and the next update will be the first day of April 2022. Whether you are a solar panel installer, a roof owner wondering which panels you should choose for your new solar rooftop, an investor looking for a good choice for your solar farm or simply an expert curious of the market’s latest updates, you are in the right place. Before diving into the list, it is also worth mentioning that the list in the website has over 10 panels and now includes over 35 most efficient (best) solar panels in the market. We publish this 10 Best PV solar panels list monthly since 2019 and here you can have access to the full history. So let’s dive into the changes of this month first.
- Sun Power, Maxeon X series 370W, 22.7%
- Panasonic EverVolt H series 410W, 22.2%
- Jinko Solar Tiger Neo 615 W, 22%
- LG NeoN R ACe 380 W, 22%
- REC Alpha 380 W, 21.7%
- Panasonic EverVolt 380 W, 21.7%
- LG NeoN R 375 W, 21.7%
- Trina Solar Vertex S 670 W, 21.6%
- Seraphim SRP-610-BMB-HV 610 W, 21.55%
- Meyer Burger Meyer Burger Black 395 W, 21.5%
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How Do We Rank the Best Solar panels in Our List?
SolarEdition’s Top 10 Solar panels list has been arranged based on three features as the following
1- Solar panel Efficiency
The efficiency of the solar panel is the first criterion in sorting our list. But what is efficiency in the solar panel? The solar panel’s efficiency is the ability of the panel to convert sunlight into electricity. In simple words, this means the higher the efficiency, the more electricity is generated for you. Our Top 10 solar panels list has been published since 2019 and it was originally named the most-efficient solar panels.
2- Power Density
Another used criterion for distinguishing and categorizing solar panels is power density. The power density is the total power generated by a PV module divided by the area of that module. The power density unit is watts per square meter (W/m2 ). It is one of the things that all PV module sellers, buyers, and installers should consider.
3- Solar panel’s Power Output
The last parameter in sorting our list is the power output of the PV module. But what is the power output of a solar panel? It is the total amount of electricity you can get from a single panel.
Top 10 Solar Panels List Changes, since February 2022
The March 2022 Top 10 Solar panels list was released with only one change compared to the last Top 10 solar panel which was published in February 2022 by Solar Edition. This change, introduced to the PV module market, is related to Trina Solar’s Vertex solar panels series. A variant of the Vertex series with 21.1% ranked 23th and higher than their close rivals such as JA Solar, LONGi Solar, and SPIC Solar.
In a hot competition for middle ranks of March 2022 Top 10 Solar panels list 22th and 23th ranks were gained by Trina Solar.
Here’s the full updated list of 10 Best solar panels in 2022 with links to the product data sheets
|Rank||Manufacturer||Model||Cell Type||Technology||Efficiency||Power Density||Power|
|1||Maxeon X series||n-type||IBC||22.7%||226.9 W/m2||370 W|
|2||EverVolt H series||n-type||Half cellHJT||22.2%||–||410 W|
|3||Tiger Neo78HL 4||n-type||TOPCon||22%||220 W/m2||615 W|
|4||NeoN R ACe||n-type||MBB||22%||220 W/m2||380 W|
|5||Alpha||n-type||HJT- Half Cell||21.7%||217.5 W/m2||380 W|
|6||EverVolt||n-type||Half cellHJT||21.7%||217.4 W/m2||380 W|
|7||NeoN R||n-type||IBC||21.7%||191.3 W/m2||375 W|
|8||Vertex S||n-type||PERCHalf Cell||21.6%||215.7W/m2||670 W|
|9||SRP-610-BMB-HV||n-type||PERCHalf Cell||21.55%||215.5 W/m2||610 W|
|10||Meyer Burger Black||n-type||HJT||21.5%||214.6 W/m2||395 W|
|11||Tiger pro||n-type||Half cell MBB||21.4%||–||585 W|
|12||SIL-380 BK||n-type||Back Contact||21.4%||213.8 W/m2||380 W|
|13||NeoN R||n-type||IBC||21.4%||188.7 W/m2||370 W|
|14||Tiger pro||n-type||Half cell MBB||21.3%||221.9 W/m2||415 W|
|15||LR5-66 HBD||n-type||Half cell MBB||21.3%||213 W/m2||500 W|
|16||Silk Premium||n-type||PERC MBB||21.29%||213 W/m2||410 W|
|17||FU M Zebra||n-type||IBC||21.2%||212.9 W/m2||360 W|
|18||Ultra X||n-type||Half cell MBB||21.2 %||212 W/m2||600 W|
|19||Vertex||n-type||Half cell MBB||21.2%||–||600 W|
|20||HiKu7||n-type||Half Cell||21.2%||212 W/m2||600 W|
|21||S4||n-type||Half cell MBB||21.1%||–||540 W|
|22||Vertex||n-type||1/3 cut cells||21.1%||212 W/m2||505 W|
|23||Vertes S||n-type||MBB||21.1%||210.7 W/m2||405 W|
|24||Deep Blue 3.0||n-type||PERCMBB||21%||214.5 W/m2||545 W|
|25||Hi-MO 5||P-type||PERC||21%||211.7W/m2||540 W|
|26||SPIC N6 (MAR)||n-type||IBC & Half Cell||21%||209.9W/m2||355 W|
|27||JKM 470N- 7RL3||n-type||Half cell MBB||20.93%||209.8 W/m2||470 W|
|28||LR4-72 HPH-455||n-type||PERC Half Cell||20.9%||209.9 W/m2||455 W|
|29||HiE-S410VG||n-type||ShinglePERC||20.9%||209.3 W/m2||410 W|
|30||JW-I 60N||n-type||IBC||20.9%||209.1 W/m2||340 W|
|31||PS 380M4-20/UH||n-type||MonoPERC||20.71||207.6 W/m2||380 W|
|32||Q.PEAK DUO-G9||n-type||MonoHalf Cell||20.6%||206W/m2||355 W|
|33||NeoN 2||n-type||MBB||20.6%||206.4 W/m2||355 W|
|34||HiE-S480VI||n-type||ShinglePERC||20.5%||205 W/m2||480 W|
|35||PowerXT 430R-PL||n-type||IBC||20.4%||204.2 W/m2||430 W|
Moreover, the March 2022 Top 10 Solar panels list is finalized with 35 entries from a wide variety of PV module manufacturers / brands such as SunPower, Panasonic, Jinko Solar, LG, REC Group, Meyer Burger, Canadian Solar, Trina Solar, JA Solar, Silfab Solar, FuturaSun, Suntech, LONGi Solar, SPIC Solar, Jolywood, Phono Solar, Hanwha Q Cell, Hyundai and last but not least Solaria.
Technological details of March 2022 update
Trina Solar Vertex S: Solar panel with smaller, lighter, more efficient Features
Trina Solar is the leading PV module manufacturer and its Vertex series has been in production since 2020 with front-side power up to 515.8 W. This was one of the first PV modules ever made with the M12 (210 mm side length), establishing a new brand and industry-standard wafer size. The company’s Vertex series incorporates several state-of-the-art technologies such as non-destructive cutting, high-density interconnection, and MBB, which are ahead of similar products in terms of power, efficiency and reliability. In other words, it is the latest generation of the most powerful solar module. Moreover, It became a member of “500+ PV Module Producer Club”.
Trina’s Vertex S model from the Vertex series has been released with 21.1% efficiency and 405 W in its output power. This PV module exploits multi-busbar (MBB) technology for better light trapping, lower series resistance, improved current collection and enhanced reliability. It stands at the 23th rank in the March 2022 Top 10 Solar panels list and one level lower than another PV module from Vertex series. This solar panel is a smaller and lighter model than its Vertex counterpart utilized by solar farms. It is important to note that the Vertex S weight is 21kg.
Did you know?
Solar Edition publishes this trending article with new top 10 PV solar panels monthly since 2019. We publish two Top 10 Solar Panels lists,
- Monthly, Top 10 solar panels sorted by high efficiency of the PV panels.
- Quarterly, Top 10 solar panels for industrial-scale, 72 cells (Q1,2,3,4).