Before we dive into the specifics of what makes great solar panels great, it’s important to understand that one solution does not fit all. The right choice of solar panels for you may not be the same for your neighbor. It’s often based on your unique power needs, financial goals, quality consciousness, and several other factors.
Today, we’ll attempt to give you the lowdown on some of the most important factors that you must consider, no matter your solar goals. So, let’s get started.
- Power Generation Efficiency
Simply put, this specification indicates the percentage of direct sunlight the solar power converts into usable electricity. Obviously, the higher the power generation efficiency, the more power your home gets during the same hours of the day.
The best solar panels in the business usually have a power generation efficiency of about 20%. You can even find some PV panels with slightly higher power generation efficiency.
Solar panels come in different sizes. Although the difference in their size isn’t huge, it still matters. Sure, a bigger solar panel generates more power, but it also costs more and occupies a larger surface area. So, the choice of solar panels is primarily determined by your roof area and the solar company’s installation design for your unique requirement.
- Power Needs
PV cells are manufactured using different technologies. Based on the manufacturing technology, they are classified into monocrystalline and polycrystalline PV cells. Monocrystalline solar panels generate more power but also cost more. On the other hand, polycrystalline panels are less expensive but less efficient.
These differences could matter to you based on your power needs. Likewise, there are other technical aspects to consider when designing your solar system.
- Durability and Warranty
An investment like home solar should ideally last several decades and offer you five-digit savings over its lifetime. And, that isn’t an unreasonable demand. The top solar panel brands in the business offer warranties for 20-25 years.
Sure, there are also cheaper brands that offer 5- to 10-year warranties on their products, but it’s up to you to decide whether you want complete peace of mind for several decades or not.
Solar panel brand is perhaps one of the most critical factors you must consider when buying solar panels. At Green Power Energy, we always recommend brands with outstanding track records, robust products, and dependable after-sales services. Residential solar is an investment that should give you lasting benefits, which is possible only when you can trust the products you install, and that’s determined by the brand’s commitment to its customers.
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