Our extensive range of premium brands

High quality and reliable premium brands, that’s where we stand for at PVO International. We are therefore an authorized dealer of premium brands Trina Solar, JinkoSolar and GCL. We consciously choose Tier 1 manufacturers in order to continue to live up to our high standards of quality.

 

Tier 1 classification

A manufacturer has to work hard to receive a Tier 1 classification. Solar panel manufacturers must meet various requirements in order to be named as a Tier 1 manufacturer. The requirements of a Tier 1 solar panel manufacturer include; vertical integration, investments in in research & development (R&D), production needs to be fully automated and the manufacturer has been producing solar panels for at least 5 years.

The requirements for a Tier 1 classification have been drawn up by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In addition to the above requirements, the financial status of the manufacturer is also closely monitored. For example, a solar panel manufacturer must have supplied its products to at least five different projects that have been funded by five different banks in the past two years.

According to the BloombergNEF report, a solar module brand is bankable if banks feel comfortable providing non-recourse finance to a project that uses that brand. If all of these requirements are met, a solar panel manufacturer will receive the status of a Tier 1 brand.

 

Collaborations

It is important for PVO and its partners that we have a good relationship with our suppliers. Thanks to our good relationships with our suppliers, we are constantly informed about the latest (quality) developments and trends in the market. PVO has been working with Trina Solar since its establishment in 2014. In 2018 we added GCL to our assortment. And from early 2019 we also have JinkoSolar in our assortment We have repeatedly visited the factories of our suppliers in last couple of years. Through our collaborations we can offer a wide range of poly, mono, cast mono and percium solar panels.

Types of solar panels

At PVO International you can choose from four types of solar panels; Polycrystalline, Monocrystalline, Percium and Cast Mono. Each type has its own characteristics and advantages, depending on the desired situation. The efficiency with which sunlight is converted into energy is paramount in most cases, but we also take all other possible requirements into account. We are happy to share our expertise with you. Always with a view to achieving the desired result. Both now and in the future.

Polycrystalline panels

Efficiency: 15-16%

These blue cells consist of several crystals, hence the term polycrystalline. They have different sizes during production, after which they are made rectangular. The cells show a kind of shattered pattern, making the production of polycrystalline cells the cheapest way to manufacture solar cells.

That is also the reason that these panels are the most favourable priced. In addition, the polycrystalline solar panel has the advantage that it gives a better efficiency with diffuse daylight, something that is very common in the Netherlands.

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Monocrystalline panels

Efficiency: 17%

Monocrystalline solar panel consist of s single (mono) crystal, the surface of which is black / dark blue with ordered electrodes. Although the production costs of this variant are much higher than those of the polycrystalline solar panel, the monocrystalline panel is praised for its appearance.

The black look represents a higher aesthetic value for many. It is not for nothing that these panels are referred to as “design panels”.

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Percium panels

Efficiency: 18+%

Percium panels are well-suited to Dutch weather. Scientific research has shown that percium panels perform better than standard panels at low light quantities, they have a positive tolerance of 5 percent are also resistant to extreme weather conditions. A percium panel can withstand the pressure of 2400 bar wind and 5400 bar in the case of snow. It should be noted that, even with percium panels, extreme gusts of wind can lead to cell breaks because they are mechanically overloaded.

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Cast Mono panels

Efficiency: 19+%

The Cast Mono panels are a combination of the Poly and Mono technology. This is the first counterpart of the Mono Perc modules. The Cast Mono panels are 99 percent mono and 1 percent poly. Thanks to the quasi-monostructure and 2 percent larger cell areas, the Cast Mono module deliver the same efficiency as a mono module. The Cast Mono panels offer the best of both worlds; they have less loss performance in the long term (mono) and are also very competitively priced (poly).

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