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Solar PV Panels – The Distribution and Installation Process

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We are Solar One – Manufacturing Middle East Solar PV Panels.

We manufacture top quality, durable and easy to install Solar PV Panels – right here in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Now its your turn, the distributors and installers to put power back in the hands of the people.

We understand the value of building meaningful partnerships. We commit to meeting your distribution needs every step of the way. These can be distributed to residential, commercial or industrial solar power projects. Our panels can fit any system, and adapted to any project size. Our staff is internationally trained in solar technical procedures and streamlined manufacturing processes.

The Manufacturing Process.

We craft our panels with care and accountability. This is done through an automated process that minimizes human error. Manufacturing of Solar One panels takes place at a state of the art, best in class facility. Our facility’s production capacity is 60,000 panels per year. This translates to producing 15 MegaWatts of power. We optimize our workflow to ensure consistency and quality to the highest degree.

The Distribution Process.

As a distributor, you want to know that the product you’re getting works. You also want to learn how to get it to work. Solar One will help you. You get to pass this education on to your dealer network. End users look for professional know-how. It makes a daunting task seem less so. Knowledge is power—in this case, solar power. Pass it on.

Solar One’s panels are the most affordable part of the solar power system. By constructing panels locally, we keep our prices internationally competitive. They are comparable to the prices of panels from India or China, without the import cost. Panels typically take up one third of the system cost. This leaves you the option of investing and sourcing your own ancillary equipment. Inverters, battery storage units and installation take up the lion’s share of the investment. Being able to budget towards this ensures that from start to finish, your system will be the best it can be.

The Installation Process.

Installation could not be easier than with our Bahrain Manufactured Solar PV Panels. We manufacture Solar PV Panels and hold them to the highest international standards. We have chosen a streamlined manufacturing process. Our staff is trained to follow international industry standards. Solar One’s factory designers and solar technicians have completed rigorous training in Italy. We apply this training to building the best, most affordable and seamlessly installed panels we can. We have complete confidence in our panels. With a 25 year guarantee, these panels provide installation peace of mind!

We commit to making solar power attainable for all, and are paving the way for accessible alternative energy. With the methods we have adopted, the PV panels are manufactured in different sizes to suit different energy needs. These can range from 1 Watt to 350 Watt. 250 Watt is the standard size for the industry. This helps you remain as adaptable as possible. Being adaptable means having an added competitive edge. You can start taking on distribution projects of any size. You are adaptable to service residential, commercial or even industrial solar projects.

Being adaptable means having an added competitive edge.


Solar One is proud of the fact that our Solar PV Panels are so seamless to connect. In testing, we have been able to have as many as 8 panels installed in a single day! This saves you an amazing amount of effort down the line. With effortless connection comes streamlined quality control.  You are an integral part of our quality control chain. From us to you. To dealers and installers. Finally, to the end user, we commit to quality from start to finish.

With Solar One Solar PV Panels, you can rest assured. Whether you are a dealer, distributor, installer or even end user- the panels you purchase from Solar One are state of the art, reliable and durable. This leaves you available to focus on other things. Strengthening your dealer network and handling logistic elements of your system, for example.

Your dealers may also be your installers. They may choose to hire on external installers. Also, they may buy different components to form their own complete, integrated system. We understand the importance of having panels that enable hassle free connection. There are so many variations that adaptability is key.

With effortless connection comes streamlined quality control.

We are Solar One. We strive to build distribution partnerships as strong as the panels we manufacture. Ride the wave of sustainable change with us. Together, we can put power back into the hands of the people.

Contact us to become a distributor.

Saving Money with Solar Energy

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We’ve been hearing a lot about Solar Energy in recent years – we’ve also heard about saving money with Solar Energy – but is it all just hype?

Renewable Energy is the way forward but you might be wondering whether investing in Solar Panels is the best choice for you, or perhaps you are a bit skeptical about it all… is it worth the money? How will it benefit me? How will I be saving money with Solar Energy? How efficient is it? Will money be spent on maintenance?

Let’s answer your questions and reassure you that becoming eco-friendly is the way to go.

Is it a reliable investment ?

Firstly let’s just clarify that Solar Energy systems still gain energy even on a cloudy day, it does not have to be in direct sunlight all day, so you wont be wasting money if the weather happens to be awful frequently. However, we are lucky here in Bahrain that the sun loves to be out and about – did you know on average we enjoy 8 months of sunny days!

Is it worth the money? How will it benefit me? How will I be saving money with Solar Energy?

Is it worth the money? Yes it is! It’s great to be energy independent. Once you install your Solar Panels they will last for approximately 25 years, the more you invest in panels the more money you will save.

For instance, 8 panels will cost 480BD but you will save 100.572BD a year and if you buy 100 panels it will cost 6,000BD, while you will be saving 1,257.672BD a year, so the money spent will be worth it, consider it as a great long term investment.

Another reason why you would want to consider Solar Energy is because utility companies depend themselves on oil, coal and other fossil fuels which means utility rates are unpredictable and rise. However, by installing Solar Panels you secure yourself a low and most importantly predictable electricity cost which means that your savings can continue to grow throughout the years.

Will I be spending more money on maintenance?

You may be telling yourself “Well it can’t be possible to save that much money. Probably a lot of money will be spent on maintenance.” But that’s incorrect! The great thing about Solar Power systems is that they require a very small amount of maintenance so you do not have to worry about spending extra money to upkeep them.

Saving Money with Solar Energy is a sure thing! Its up to you to decide just how much you are willing to spend to save.

The What and How of Solar Power

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Solar Power. What?

Solar Power is the process of turning sunlight into energy. Plants, animals and our planet do this daily! Why not humans?

The sun is like a giant power plant in the sky, bathing the earth in energy on a constant basis while we’re in orbit. In Bahrain, we enjoy 8 months on average of sunny days. Our natural solar power plant is running at full capacity for most of the year. Plants convert the sun’s rays into energy through photosynthesis. Likewise, we can convert solar power into electricity through the use of solar panels.

In Bahrain, we enjoy 8 months on average of sunny days.

Solar power. How?

You can think of solar panels like the leaves on a plant. They draw in the sun’s energy, and convert this energy into a form we can use – electricity. The more efficient your panel, the more energy they absorb. At Solar One, we take pride in producing the highest efficiency panels available. We use international expertise and standards to make sure of this.

Converting the sun’s energy to electricity is a simple process. A circuit connected to the panels are able to generate a current out of solar energy for use as electricity. Batteries store the power collected by the panels. The more you store, the more you can use on the (rare) cases that there is no sun. The huge supply of Bahraini sunshine means a huge supply of solar energy. You can use this energy year round.

The huge supply of Bahraini sunshine means a huge supply of solar energy. 

The regulator is the brain of your system. This controls how much your batteries can charge. When the batteries reach their optimum storage limit, the regulator stops power coming in. This prevents the batteries from overloading. Finally, the inverter converts your energy  to voltage that is suitable to use in your home. Solar cells generate energy as a direct current (DC). However, most household appliances run on alternate current (AC). Direct current runs from the solar cells to the inverter. This converts the energy to alternate current for use in most homes.

This simple process benefits everyone, from you – the consumer  – to our planet as a whole. Solar Power generates Renewable Energy from a natural resource. We harness the Sun’s power without hurting the earth. No emissions are created from the electricity production of panels. This reduces your carbon footprint and is non-pollutive. Solar panels are durable. There are no moving parts to keep servicing and they are low maintenance. With proper installation and minimal upkeep needed, they can last up to 25 years!  A natural by product of using renewable energy is that it makes you much more energy aware. Using natural processes to generate energy leads to a greener outlook. This green outlook also translates to a more economical perspective.

The transition is easy. You can buy a smaller system and then build on it as you move away from non-renewable energy to a solar powered home.

The power is in your hands.

Hello We are Solar One – Bahrain’s First Solar PV Panel Manufacturer

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Hello, we are Solar One. We are Bahrain’s first Solar PV Panel production facility. So, who are we? What do we do? Why does it matter? How can we help you?

We are local. We are a Bahraini borne, Bahraini run company. We bring what we have learnt during state of the art, rigorous training from our friends in Italy to our home. We hold our facility and machinery to international standards. With worldwide expertise coming to Bahrain, sustainable reliability is our defined outlook. By applying our knowledge, our Bahraini workforce will run our Solar PV Panel production facility. Bahrainis at home and at work will benefit from it.

From Bahrain, for Bahrain – Manufacturing Bahrain’s very own Solar PV Panels

Our mission is to produce high quality Solar PV Panels in Bahrain using state of the art technology. To provide clean, free energy for everyone. Bahrain is one of the most sun-rich areas on our planet. When it comes to energy, our near constant sunny days are our biggest renewable asset. Our vision is to lead the way in the Renewable Energy industry in Bahrain, and help steer the country towards meeting and exceeding its climate goals. We plan to use our environment to our advantage. We do this by harnessing the natural energy of the streaming desert sunlight. We will use Solar Energy to power local homes and businesses while helping the planet. A clean, renewable and sustainable energy alternative.

Renewable Energy is an industry in its infancy in the region. The Middle East is an area that is traditionally reliant on oil and natural gas for power. But, oil and gas are non-renewable. Once we run out, that’s it. A huge benefit of Solar Energy is that it is renewable – as long as we are orbiting the sun, we can make use of its energy. Another advantage is that Solar Energy is clean. No drilling, fracking or mining has to take place to make use of it. Like plants that use the sun to photosynthesize, we can spread our leaves and use the energy of the sun’s rays. What are our leaves? Solar PV Panels – manufactured in Bahrain – used across the globe.

By using Solar Energy we are drastically reducing Bahrain’s carbon footprint. We estimate that with our Solar PV Panel manufacturing efforts, we are eliminating 20,000 tonnes of carbon per year, the same as taking 4,400 cars off the road.

Our facility’s manufacturing capacity is 60,000 panels per year. This is equal to producing 15 MegaWatts of power. Our prices are comparable to those available in China or India, without the import cost. This is because the Solar PV Panels are manufactured and assembled in Bahrain.

We are able to make panels of different sizes to suit different energy needs. Panel sizes range from 1 Watt to 350 Watt. 250 Watt is the standard size for the industry. Being able to tailor make panels makes Solar One adaptable to your unique energy needs. Solar One is positioned to anticipate and facilitate a shift towards Renewable Energy. Solar Power will prove to be the Bahraini household or business’ economical choice.

After the utilities subsidy in Bahrain lifts, the proposed rate of energy will be 28 fils per kWh. At this rate, if you install just 8 solar panels onto a building, you stand to save around 8 BD per month. This totals approximately to 100BD per year!

We are Solar One. We are Bahrain’s first Solar PV Panel manufacturing facility. We help you take Solar Energy and turn it into clean, renewable power for your homes and businesses.

We are Solar One and we are putting power back in the hands of the people.

10 Interesting Facts about Solar PV Panels

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10 Interesting Facts about Solar PV Panels and Solar Power in the Middle East from Solar One – Bahrain’s first Solar PV Panel Manufacturer.

  1. Solar One will produce 60,000 panels from the first year of operation.
  2. Solar One is the first Solar Photo Voltaic Panel manufacturer in Bahrain and the GCC
  3. Getting solar panels installed on your home can take just one day.
  4. About two-thirds of the global Solar PV capacity has been installed in the last 2.5 years – in 2002 it was just 2.2GW – but is now in excess of 140GW.
  5. The average cost of a Solar PV Panel in 1977 was $76.67/watt, while in 2013 this was just $0.698/watt – which in simple terms means that Solar Panels are now about 100 times cheaper than they were 35 years ago. This is making the cost of generating electricity from solar comparable with fossil fuels in some places.
  6. Enough Sunlight falls on the earth every hour to meet the world’s energy demand for a whole year!
  7. An average 3kW system consists of 12 solar photovoltaic panels, requiring approximately 21m2 of space. A system of this size would produce 2550Wh of electricity annually which is about half of an average household’s electricity requirements.
  8. This does not take into account the fact you no longer need to buy the electricity from the government.
  9. When most people talk about Solar Panels they are referring to Solar PV Panels that produce electricity; however, there are panels that produce just hot water – these are known as Solar Thermal Panels.
  10. A 4kW can be installed for between BD1,000 – BD2,850 and the financial returns are estimated to be in excess of BD200 annually.

PV Panels typically account for only 1/3rd of the cost of the total system. Here’s an easy reference for the projected power savings in Bahrain for the number of panels installed: