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Risen solar panels review

Overall Rating From 12 Reviews:

Risen solar panels review

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Tier 1

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.

While not a small company they are far from being the largest Chinese panel manufacturer. They claim to have become the 10th largest producer of solar panels in 2015 when they shipped 1.25 gigawatts of panels.

They give their panel manufacturing capacity as 2.6 gigawatts at the end of 2015 and say they will have 3.1 gigawatts worth by the end of 2015

Risen Energy Solar Panels

At the time of writing in September 2016 Risen Energy produces panels with efficiencies of up to 17.3%. 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 may produce smart modules that make use of DC optimisers. However, when I went to their web page about them all it said was, “Add the information...”

Their site is a bit broken. Either that or it is just very lazy and expects me to do all the work.

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.

Risen Is A Highly Motivated Company

Risen is not content to merely be a large solar panel manufacturer. The company shall rise on high and lead the entire industry, for this century belongs to Risen Energy. How do I know this? Well, the following quote taken from their website makes it all clear:

“Risen Energy will be the leader in the industry by high-efficiency team, fine-quality products and reliable quality and achieves the strategy aims: the Ten Billions Risen, the World Risen, the Century Risen.”

I assume this is just a bad translation and they are not actually a cult.

Risen Energy Has An Australian Office

Risen Energy has an Australian office in Melbourne.

I was very surprised to learn this. This was because they obviously didn't get anyone at the Australian office to go over the English on the Risen Energy website.

Also, someone in the Australian office could have told them that Melbourne isn't in Western Australia.


Anyway, Risen Energy has an office in Australia, which is very useful if you have a problem with their products. But if you feel that being able to speak to someone with good English is important, you might want to ring them up and check out their communication skills before placing a large order.

Risen Energy Is A Prolific Producer Of Solar Products

In addition to making solar cells and panels, Risen Energy also makes all sorts of solar products such as solar pumps, solar street lights, and solar billboards.

So remember, kids, next time you need solar energy to keep your billboard illuminated, think Risen Energy!

Risen Energy Solar Panels Are Probably A Reliable Brand

I have to admit that the quality of Risen Energy's website did not fill me with confidence.


However, they 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. If you are happy using a company with some poor English on their website then Risen Energy panels can be a cost effective choice.

Rating Comments Name State Postcode

Bought From: Accord Electrical Review Date: 23 October 2016
Glenn QLD 4551

Bought From: Halcol Energy Review Date: 20 August 2016
Peter QLD 4568

Bought From: Clean NRG Pty Ltd Review Date: 5 June 2016
Kath WA 6168

Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 23 March 2016
Richard QLD 4570

Bought From: Accord Electrical Review Date: 17 September 2015
Marina QLD 4567

Bought From: Heinz Solar Co Review Date: 21 September 2015
Clive NSW 2481

Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd Review Date: 29 May 2015
Greg QLD 4555

Bought From: Accord Electrical Review Date: 19 July 2015
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: 17 November 2015
Con QLD 4020

Bought From: SAE Group Pty Ltd Review Date: 8 June 2015
Vicki QLD 4506

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

Bought From: SAE Group Pty Ltd Review Date: 26 February 2015
Kurt NSW 2484

Risen has 44 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size PTC Performance Ratio Californian Approved
RSM60-6-230MMonocrystalline23020890.30Yes
RSM60-6-230PPolycrystalline23020890.57Yes
RSM60-6-235MMonocrystalline23521290.34Yes
RSM60-6-235PPolycrystalline23521390.60Yes
RSM60-6-240MMonocrystalline24021790.42Yes
RSM60-6-240PPolycrystalline24021890.63Yes
RSM60-6-245MMonocrystalline24522290.45Yes
RSM60-6-245PPolycrystalline24522290.69Yes
RSM60-6-250MMonocrystalline25022690.52Yes
RSM60-6-250PPolycrystalline25022790.76Yes
RSM60-6-255MMonocrystalline25523190.55Yes
RSM60-6-255PPolycrystalline25523290.78Yes
RSM60-6-260MMonocrystalline26023690.62Yes
RSM60-6-260PPolycrystalline26023690.85Yes
RSM72-6-280MMonocrystalline28025390.36Yes
RSM72-6-280PPolycrystalline28025490.61Yes
RSM72-6-285MMonocrystalline28525890.39Yes
RSM72-6-285PPolycrystalline28525890.63Yes
RSM72-6-290MMonocrystalline29026290.45Yes
RSM72-6-290PPolycrystalline29026390.69Yes
RSM72-6-295MMonocrystalline29526790.47Yes
RSM72-6-295PPolycrystalline29526890.71Yes
RSM72-6-300MMonocrystalline30027290.53Yes
RSM72-6-305MMonocrystalline30527690.56Yes
RSM72-6-310MMonocrystalline31028190.61Yes
RSM72-6-315MMonocrystalline31528690.63Yes
RSM72-6-320MMonocrystalline32029090.69Yes
RSM72-6-325MMonocrystalline32529590.74Yes
SYP200P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline20017587.50Yes
SYP210M (54 Mono cells)Monocrystalline21018588.05Yes
SYP210P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline21018487.62Yes
SYP220M (54 Mono cells)Monocrystalline22019488.14Yes
SYP220P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline22019387.73Yes
SYP230M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline23020689.70Yes
SYP240M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline24021689.79Yes
SYP250M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline25022589.92Yes
SYP250P (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline25022288.88Yes
SYP260M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline26022686.92Yes
SYP260P (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline26023188.96Yes
SYP270M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline27023587.04Yes
SYP280M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline28024487.14Yes
SYP290M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline29025086.17Yes
SYP300M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline30025986.27Yes
SYP305M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline30526386.33Yes
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