What to Look for in Solar PanelsBy [email protected] | July 16, 2021
From warranties and guarantees to the products they offer, here’s a list of things you should look into for deciding which solar panel is best for you.
Solar energy is a long-term investment, meaning it can last well over 30 years. Solar panel warranties help guarantee that long-term investment. Manufacturers typically offer two types of warranties: a performance warranty and a product warranty. A performance warranty ensures that your solar panels have the ability to produce electricity as they age – or stay above a specific degradation rate. Product warranties protect you against any manufacturing defects.
The efficiency of your solar panels is how much electricity it produces versus the amount of energy from the sun. Panels with higher efficiencies often cost more, but allow you to produce the same amount of electricity with fewer panels.
Panel Type, Size, Color, etc.
There are a few different options when it comes to choosing solar panels. You can choose between monocrystalline or polycrystalline panels. Blue or black backsheets, 60 cells or 72 cells. Not all manufacturers offer all options.
While we shouldn’t take every review hook, line, and sinker, check out what people are saying about the manufacturers and their solar panels. Look for common themes, whether they be praise or criticism, to get the most accurate insight into the product.
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