Risen solar panels reviews

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About Risen, Solar Panels

Risen solar panels review

Risen Energy is a Chinese manufacturer of  solar panels that have a 15 - 25 year product warranty (see below) rather than the 10 -12 years some manufacturers catering to the cheaper end of the market offer. Their panels are certified as corrosion resistant, making them suitable for installation anywhere in Australia.

The company has an Australian presence, with an office located in Melbourne.

Q1 2019 Tier 1 rankings from Bloomberg New Energy Finance placed Risen as the third largest Chinese panel manufacturer, with an output of 8.6 gigawatts. In 2020, the company's web site stated it had reached a module production capacity of 11.1GW.

In 2020, Risen Energy again made GlobalData’s top ten list of solar panel manufacturers for global shipments in the previous year, and in 2022 it was ranked number 6 for shipments in 2021 by PVInfoLink.

Risen Energy Solar Panels

At the time of updating this page (March 2022), Risen Energy produces solar panels with efficiencies of up to 21.3% (Risen Titan S), among the models we have listed on our panel comparison table. They all have a 15 year product warranty that covers the panels if they fail due to a fault in manufacturing, as well as a 25 year performance warranty.

However, on March 8, 2022, Risen announced it was extending product warranty on some of its panels for rooftop installations in Australia to 25 years. But as at March 9 there remained some confusion as to what models were covered and the new warranty document was yet to be made available on the company's web site.

Company History

Risen Energy was founded in 1986 in Ninghai in eastern Zhejiang Province, around 200km south of Shanghai - but it wasn't until 2002 when it entered solar manufacturing. The company began supplying solar panels to Australia in 2008, before setting up its Melbourne office in 2014.

While it has not grown as fast as some other Chinese panel manufacturers, Risen Energy has not overextended itself financially and carries an AAA credit rating.

In addition to their Chinese facilities, Risen Energy has solar panel manufacturing capacity in Vietnam.

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 (note: see below)  - 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. Risen covers the cost of labor involved in warranty replacement at a rate of $150 for the first panel and $25 for each subsequent panel.

Risen Energy Solar Panels Are 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 product warranty. Risen solar panels should be a reliable and cost-effective choice. While the company has had some customer service number issues, these appear to be resolved.

Risen Solar Panel Reviews

Our Risen panels come with a 25 year warranty which is as good as it gets.
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Better than the panels I had before.
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25 years warranty, what can I say. love it
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They work very well and efficiently, providing good output for the small number of panels (12 panels -> 5kWp system).
Bought From: Target Solar Sydney
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Likely to add more panels in the future to catch westerly sun, but happy with north facing panels so far.
Bought From: Mondiaux Pty Ltd
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The panels seem to be working reliably. I have had them placed flat on my flat roof (no angle) so I was curious to see if they would work well. Daily yield of 0.7kWh
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so far so good - performance is within expectations
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18 x Risen 370W panels with panel optimisers
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No issues with panels. Continue to deliver.
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Chose this one due to Western Australian government use and review
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Everything seems fine so far. Now 1 year further on & everything is great, very happy.
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Risen has 44 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size (W) PTC (W) Performance Ratio
RSM60-6-230MMonocrystalline23020890.43
RSM60-6-230PPolycrystalline23020890.43
RSM60-6-235MMonocrystalline23521290.21
RSM60-6-235PPolycrystalline23521390.64
RSM60-6-240MMonocrystalline24021790.42
RSM60-6-240PPolycrystalline24021890.83
RSM60-6-245MMonocrystalline24522290.61
RSM60-6-245PPolycrystalline24522290.61
RSM60-6-250MMonocrystalline25022690.40
RSM60-6-250PPolycrystalline25022790.80
RSM60-6-255MMonocrystalline25523190.59
RSM60-6-255PPolycrystalline25523290.98
RSM60-6-260MMonocrystalline26023690.77
RSM60-6-260PPolycrystalline26023690.77
RSM72-6-280MMonocrystalline28025390.36
RSM72-6-280PPolycrystalline28025490.71
RSM72-6-285MMonocrystalline28525890.53
RSM72-6-285PPolycrystalline28525890.53
RSM72-6-290MMonocrystalline29026290.34
RSM72-6-290PPolycrystalline29026390.69
RSM72-6-295MMonocrystalline29526790.51
RSM72-6-295PPolycrystalline29526890.85
RSM72-6-300MMonocrystalline30027290.67
RSM72-6-305MMonocrystalline30527690.49
RSM72-6-310MMonocrystalline31028190.65
RSM72-6-315MMonocrystalline31528690.79
RSM72-6-320MMonocrystalline32029090.63
RSM72-6-325MMonocrystalline32529590.77
SYP200P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline20017587.50
SYP210M (54 Mono cells)Monocrystalline21018588.10
SYP210P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline21018487.62
SYP220M (54 Mono cells)Monocrystalline22019488.18
SYP220P (54 Poly cells)Polycrystalline22019387.73
SYP230M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline23020689.57
SYP240M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline24021690.00
SYP250M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline25022590.00
SYP250P (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline25022288.80
SYP260M (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline26022686.92
SYP260P (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline26023188.85
SYP270M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline27023587.04
SYP280M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline28024487.14
SYP290M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline29025086.21
SYP300M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline30025986.33
SYP305M (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline30526386.23
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