The solar industry is booming. There are new solar panel manufacturers appearing every day. With so many different companies providing solar panels and systems, it can be difficult to decide which one is the best for your needs. Finding the one that offers the most efficient and durable panels at the best prices can mean doing a lot of research. You have to compare different companies’ solar plans, prices, and panel ratings. Go Solar Energy makes the process easier for you. We will evaluate the quality of each company’s solar panels and systems based on the most important criteria to you.
When buying solar panels, you should look for ones with a long life expectancy. One way to determine this is by looking at the warranty provided by the company. After all, a company will only offer a solid warranty on a product that they have confidence in. Many companies offer 20-30-year warranties on solar panels, and some offer different guarantees on the inverter, monitoring, and other equipment. Look into this information, as well as into how long the company has been in business. Also check if there is any feedback available on the performance of their equipment.
Just as with any product, some solar panels are more durable than others, so look for those produced by companies who have had their panels independently tested. Independent testing of different solar panels can give you a good idea of how well they will hold up in extreme conditions, such as hurricanes, hail and winter storms.
Some manufacturers use more sustainable methods and materials to produce their solar panels than others. This means that some solar panels will have more of an impact on the environment during the manufacturing process and at the end of their life cycle than other panels. When choosing a solar panel system, look for ones that are produced in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Last but certainly not least is the efficiency of your solar panels. The more efficient the solar panel is, the more sunlight they will convert into energy for your home or business. If you choose panels with a higher efficiency rating, you will need to install fewer panels and you will end up getting a better return on your investment. Efficiency varies based on what type of panel you choose.
Most solar panels are divided into three types: monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film. They all are different in how they are made, how they look, how much they cost, how they perform, and how they are installed. Monocrystalline solar panels are highly efficient, but cost more than any of the other types of solar panel. Polycrystalline panels cost less, but are also less efficient. Thin-film solar panels are lightweight, portable, and flexible, but are the least efficient of the three types.
That being said, even solar panels that are rated the least efficient will still save you money. Panels with a lower efficiency cost less and will still collect the sun’s energy to turn it into electricity. What it comes down to is how much you are willing to spend on solar panels.
Reviewing all the different types of solar panels, how durable and efficient they are, and the warranties offered by different companies can take a very long time. Go Solar Energy makes the process easier for you. Give us a few minutes and we can compare all of the different types of solar panels for sale and how much each company charges for them. We’ll set you up with a local agent who will go over all available plans to help you find the solar energy system that best suits your needs and finances. To get started, enter your zip code on the homepage, or to speak directly to one of our agents call (888) 290-3112.