Leapton solar panels – DOKIO Solar Panels
The History of Leapton Solar
Leapton Solar, based in Kobe, Japan, manufactures solar panels and installation systems. Leapton is a latecomer to the solar panel manufacturing business, having launched in 2012 after many of the industry’s biggest companies did so in the early 2000s.
Leapton has immediately earned a tier 1 bankability rating from Bloomberg NEF, signaling a high level of confidence in the company’s long-term viability and warranty offer. The company’s declared manufacturing capacity is 660MW per year, making it a boutique manufacturer; however, they have plans to build a new 2GW manufacturing unit, which would significantly increase volumes. Leapton solar panels are made in Changshu, China, and are distributed all over the world.
Leapton began attempting to sell solar panels in Australia in 2018, and in 2019 acquired the required Clean Energy Council accreditation. They’ve opened an office in Melrose Park, South Australia, to provide after-sales support, and technical assistance, and to advertise Leapton Solar panels in the country.
Leapton solar panels
Foldable Solar Panel
|Brand ROCKPALS||Brand ECO-WORTHY|
|Item Weight 81.6 Ounces||Item Weight 9 Pounds|
|Connector Type USB Type C, USB QC 3.0||Connector Type USB|
|Material Monocrystalline silicon||Material Monocrystallin|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH 64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 inches||Item Dimensions LxWxH 64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 inches|
|Power Source Solar Powered||Power Source Solar Powered|
Yes, Leapton Solar Panels have a Bloomberg Tier 1 rating.
PV Evolution Labs is a top performer with no office in Australia.
What is the difference between a Bloomberg Tier 1 Solar Panel and a Bloomberg Tier 2 Solar Panel?
Bloomberg’s infamous tier 1 designation is in no way indicative of the quality of solar panels. It’s just an assessment of the manufacturer’s bankability based on publicly available financial data. If the company is a significant, well-known manufacturer, this should offer you an indication.
The complete list of Bloomberg Tier 1 Solar Panels may be found here.
What is the top performer at PV Evolution Labs?
PV Evolution Labs independently tests solar panel dependability with the help of DNV GL. The tests are completely voluntary, with solar panel producers paying to take part. This testing procedure is well-known around the world, and it accurately reflects the solar panel’s performance.
The PV Top Performers List presently does not include Leapton Solar Panels. We expect to see them in future rounds of testing as a new company in the coming years.
See the complete list of PV Evolution Labs’ Best Solar Panels.
Why is it vital to have an office in Australia?
Most solar panel manufacturers who enter the Australian market focus on setting up distribution channels first, then on customer service. As a result, many disgruntled consumers are attempting to contact Chinese headquarters in order to claim their 15-year product warranty.
Relying on your solar installer isn’t always a good idea, as many residential solar installers (including the big ones) have gone out of business before the systems they install have even been installed.
What are the prices of Leapton Solar Panels?
We’ve offered the below-average costs as a suggestion based on Solar Choice’s database. These costs include the following:
- Leapton Solar Panels provide a complete turnkey solar system.
- Solar Choice’s network of pre-vetted, reliable installers will install your system.
- System Size Average Fully Installed Cost Price per Watt STC rebate and GST
- 84c per watt $5,029
- 80c per watt 10kW $7,984
Important Note: Prices vary depending on the region, inverter brand, and installer.
Points of Distinction for Leapton Solar Panels
What distinguishes Leapton’s solar panels from those available elsewhere?
Solar panels with a high rating
Leapton Solar has received TUV, PID, Chemitox, SGS, CQC, GAMCORP, and other internationally recognized certifications in addition to the necessary Clean Energy Council accreditation, indicating that their solar panels have overcome a range of qualification obstacles. This goes much above the minimum specifications for solar panels supplied in Australia or other parts of the world.
Leapton’s Product and Performance Warranty is good for 25 years.
A product and performance warranty is included with all solar panels. The product warranty, which is normally 10 years for most mainstream solar panel manufacturers, is designed to cover manufacturing flaws in the panel that may result in damage or malfunction. Leapton’s Solar Panels have a 25-year warranty, which reflects their desire to be a premium alternative for customers.
After 25 years, the performance warranty ensures a set level of output for the life of the panel, usually 80-82 percent of the nameplate output. With a guaranteed output of 80.68 percent for monocrystalline modules and 80.7 percent for polycrystalline modules, Leapton offers a 25-year performance warranty. Power degradation is on the lower end of what is available on the solar panel market.
For filing a warranty claim, the Australian warranty document has both Australian and Chinese contact information. Customers can call them at their local phone number (1800 717 636) if they have any questions.
Leapton Solar Panel Technologies is a company that specializes in solar panels.
The Clean Energy Council in Australia has authorized 76 solar panels from Leapton Solar. To be qualified for the federal STC solar refund, this is a prerequisite.
On Leapton’s Australian website, there are now ten solar panel options available, ranging in size and output. We’ve included a list of some of their household solar panels below:
LP158*158-M-60-MH Solar Panel Model
Image of a Leapton solar panel (LP158158-M-60-MH).
With a solar panel efficiency of up to 20.1 percent, the output of this solar panel ranges from 325W to 340W. The solar panel is made up of monocrystalline solar cells measuring 158mm x 158mm that have been half sliced to improve efficiency. While this solar panel performs admirably in terms of technical specifications, it is one of Leapton’s least impressive versions currently on the market. Customers can pick between a silver or black Aluminium frame, as with most of their panels.
LP166*166-M-66-MH LP166*166-M-66-MH LP166*166-M-66-MH LP166*166-
Image of a Leapton solar panel (LP166166-M-66-MH).
The LP166*166-M-66-MH panel has a rated output of 385W to 415W thanks to its bigger cell size and a total of 6 monocrystalline solar cells. The panel’s efficiency has increased to 20.5 percent thanks to 9 bus bar cell technology and other enhancements, making it one of the best options on the market.
This solar panel also has a low-temperature co-efficient of -0.28 percent /deg C, making it acceptable for some of Australia’s northern regions, which have hotter days.
- LP166*166-M-60-MH LP166*166-M-60-MH LP166*166-M-60-MH LP166*166-M
- LP166166-M-60-MH LP166166-M-60-MH LP166166-M-60-MH LP166166-M-60-MH
The LP166*166-M-60-MH uses 6 fewer solar cells in its 60 cell configuration than the previous generation. This means it’s 9% lower in size, making it more adaptable to different types of residential roof space. The solar panel’s overall production potential is likewise 9% lower, ranging from 360W to 380W.
These panels include a black frame and black cell options, which can provide a roof space with a more aesthetically pleasing aspect.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Leapton Solar Panels
- Industry-leading 25-year product warranty from Tier 1 listed manufacturer
- Office and support employees from Australia
- Their company has a shorter history than the majority of their competitors.
- Since 2019, the product has only been available in the Australian market.
- In Australia, there aren’t many large-scale project examples.
- Specifications for Leapton Solar Panels (common modules)
Type of Cell
- Monocrystalline Polycrystalline
- 390Wp 360Wp Power Output
- 30.42V 39.7V Max Power Voltage
- Panel Efficiency is 19.95 percent and 17.90 percent respectively.
- 0.7 percent annual power degradation
- 1721 x 1134 x 35 mm Dimensions
- Weight 24.5 kg 22.5 kg Dimensions 2008 x 1006 x 35 mm
- 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
- -40°C to 85°C (-40°C to 85°C) (-40°C to 85°C) (-40°C to 85°C) (-40°C to 85°C) (-40°C to 85°
An example of a solar project in Lepton
Leapton Solar has supplied panels to a wide range of commercial and industrial projects around the world, primarily in China and Japan. The image below depicts a 4 MW Leapton solar farm project that was completed in Thailand in 2019.