Risen solar panels review

Overall Rating From 31 Reviews:

Risen solar panels review

Average Customer Rating:
( 4.35 / 5 )

Risen Energy is a Chinese manufacturer of quality tier 1 solar panels that have a 12 year product warranty rather than the 10 years that is standard for the industry. Their panels are certified as corrosion resistant which makes them suitable for installation anywhere in Australia and they have an Australian office in Melbourne.

Q1 2019 Tier 1 rankings from Bloomberg New Energy Finance place Risen as the third largest Chinese panel manufacturer, with an output of 8.6 gigawatts.

Risen Energy Solar Panels

At the time of writing in May 2019, Risen Energy produces panels with efficiencies of up to 19.2%. They all have a 12 year product warranty which covers them if they fail due to a fault in manufacturing. In addition they have a 25 year performance warranty, but that is unlikely to be of benefit to households. You can read more about solar panel warranties here.

Risen Energy Panels Came 2nd In The Photon Test

In the 2014 Photon Lab’s Outdoor Module Test, Risen Energy’s SYP190S-M panel came 2nd out of 174 panels tests. This is a truly outstanding result.

Mind you, their SYP185S-M panel came 114th in the same test, so there might be some slight quality control issues at the Risen factory.

In the 2015 test, the three Risen Energy panels tested overall did very well.

Company History

Risen Energy was founded in 1986 in Ninghai in eastern Zhejiang Province, around 200km south of Shanghai.

While they have not grown as fast as some other Chinese panel manufacturers they have not overextended themselves financially and carry an AAA credit rating. This means they are rated as trustworthy as a bundle of US sub-prime mortgages in the year 2006.

In addition to their Chinese facilities, they have 200 megawatts of panel manufacturing capacity in Vietnam which they plan to expand to 600 megawatts.

Warranty procedure for orphaned Risen customers

If you have purchased Risen panels from a solar installer who has since gone out of business, the responsibility for warranty claims shifts to Risen. They have an Australian office in Victoria, and their customer service line is 03 9021 7788 - affected customers should contact this line for warranty assistance. They will arrange for the panels to be checked, and will handle replacement under warranty through one of their authorised distributors. Labor costs involved with panel replacement are not covered under warranty.

Risen Energy Solar Panels Are Probably A Reliable Brand

Risen are one of the higher quality Chinese manufacturers. Independent testing has shown their panels can perform extremely well, and they back their products with an above average 12 year product warranty. Risen panels should be a reliable and cost-effective panel.

Rating Comments Name State Postcode

Bought From: Kozco Energy Group Review Date: 18 May 2019
Mark SA 5142

Bought From: Cola Solar Review Date: 22 March 2019
David VIC 3220
Combined with optimisers due to installation in 8 different roof positions give better than expected output.
Bought From: Allstate Solar Review Date: 8 February 2019
Colin SA 5021
I have had zero issues with the installed panels
Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 23 January 2019
Colin QLD 4573

Bought From: Green Logic Australia Review Date: 26 December 2018
Chris WA 6090

Bought From: Ahlec Pty Ltd Review Date: 27 October 2018
Garth QLD 4563

Bought From: AC Electrical - Bundaberg/Fraser Coast/Gladstone Solar Review Date: 1 October 2018
Bruce QLD 4670

Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 4 August 2018
Sandra QLD 4558
Also installed 20 x Solar Edge P300 Optimisers
Bought From: Solar 1 Electrical Pty Ltd Review Date: 26 July 2018
Mike VIC 3463

Bought From: Green Logic Australia Review Date: 11 July 2018
Bruce WA 6148

Bought From: Hawking Electrical Energy Solutions Pty Ltd Review Date: 4 June 2018
Arthur QLD 4179

Bought From: 360 Energy Review Date: 20 May 2018
Lisa VIC 3807

Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 11 April 2018
Geoff QLD 4570

Bought From: Green Logic Australia Review Date: 4 April 2018
Eric WA 6155

Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 19 February 2018
Gordon QLD 4556
Winter output seems lower than expected but I need to see the full year output and compare against published estimates.
Bought From: Green Logic Australia Review Date: 15 February 2018
Phil WA 6076

Bought From: Green Logic Australia Review Date: 17 January 2018
Anon WA 6016

Bought From: Green Logic Australia Review Date: 31 December 2017
Bruce WA 6070

Bought From: Accord Electrical Review Date: 25 June 2017
Glenn QLD 4551

Bought From: Halcol Energy Review Date: 21 April 2017
Peter QLD 4568

Bought From: Clean NRG Pty Ltd Review Date: 1 April 2017
Kath WA 6168

Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 14 November 2016
Richard QLD 4570

Bought From: Accord Electrical Review Date: 28 May 2016
Marina QLD 4567

Bought From: Heinz Solar Co Review Date: 21 May 2016
Clive NSW 2481

Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 4 May 2016
Greg QLD 4555

Bought From: Accord Electrical Review Date: 28 March 2016
David QLD 4556
Same as above, I was told to expect around 30kWh per day from my system, but I have been averaging 38kWh.
Bought From: Accord Electrical Review Date: 6 March 2016
Con QLD 4020

Bought From: SAE Group Pty Ltd Review Date: 8 February 2016
Vicki QLD 4506

Bought From: TAS Solar Clean Energy Review Date: 3 December 2015
Roger TAS 7025

Bought From: SAE Group Pty Ltd Review Date: 30 October 2015
Kurt NSW 2484
RSM120-6-315M in Perth, WA. I've just got the system installed few days ago, 21 of these panels, Fronius 5.0.1 and a smart meter. Installer commented that the panels are of a sturdy construction with nice and thick frame, and the cell pattern "looks really nice compared with some other ones". Surely it's not about the looks, but when everything else is great, why not have the good looks, too? Although, they also mentioned that cables used to interconnect panels are "too long to not get tucked into their holding clips, but a bit too short (fiddly) when connecting and installing panels". System topped out at 45.1kWh yesterday (couldn't see a single drop in production due to clouding). As far as i can tell, that's great, right?
Bought From: Green Wiring Review Date: 10 January 2019
Manuel WA 6066

Risen has 44 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size PTC Performance Ratio Californian Approved
SYP200P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline20017587.50Yes
SYP210M (54 Mono cells)Monocrystalline21018588.10Yes
SYP210P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline21018487.62Yes
SYP220M (54 Mono cells)Monocrystalline22019488.18Yes
SYP220P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline22019387.73Yes
SYP230M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline23020689.57Yes
SYP240M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline24021690.00Yes
SYP250M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline25022590.00Yes
SYP250P (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline25022288.80Yes
SYP260M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline26022686.92Yes
SYP260P (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline26023188.85Yes
SYP270M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline27023587.04Yes
SYP280M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline28024487.14Yes
SYP290M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline29025086.21Yes
SYP300M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline30025986.33Yes
SYP305M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline30526386.23Yes
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