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How to Choose Solar Panel Brands

Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular as a source of renewable energy. They are a great investment for homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their energy bills.

However, with so many solar panel brands on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose.

Today, we will provide you with some tips on how to choose the best solar panel brand for your needs.

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Things to Consider when Choosing Solar Panel Brands

1. Quality and Efficiency

When choosing a solar panel brand, one of the most important factors to consider is the quality and efficiency of the panels. High-quality solar panels will last longer and generate more electricity than low-quality panels. Look for brands that have a good reputation for producing high-quality panels.

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Make sure to have someone technical to help you assess the technical specifications of the solar panels in case of new brands. Look at the back of the solar panel for the name plate which contains key information, certifications and electrical ratings.

How to Choose Solar Panel Brands
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2. Warranty

Another important factor to consider when choosing a solar panel brand is the warranty that comes with the panels. A good warranty will give you peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected. Look for brands that offer a warranty of at least 25 years.

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There is always a reason why a manufacturer gives a certain duration as warranty. And this is definitely based on the product performance tests conducted by the manufacturer.

If a manufacturer himself does not have confidence in his product and cannot be sure that his product will function for at least a certain number of years then who are you to believe in the very same product more than its manufacturer?

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Important to emphasize that do not just consider the warranty period in terms of number of year, but rather also check the terms and conditions of the warranty. This is important because some manufacturer nowadays have good warranty in terms of number of years but have strict terms and conditions making it difficult to get a warranty replacement when the need arises. Perhaps they know that people do not pay attention to the terms and conditions as they will only look for the warranty years.

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3. Price

Price is also an important factor to consider when choosing a solar panel brand. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option, it is important to remember that you get what you pay for. Cheaper panels may not be as efficient or durable as more expensive ones. Look for brands that offer a good balance between price and quality.

4. Customer Reviews

One of the best ways to determine the quality of a solar panel brand is to read customer reviews. Look for brands that have positive reviews from satisfied customers. This will give you an idea of what to expect from the brand and its products.

Efficiency: Look for solar panel brands that offer high efficiency modules to maximize the energy output of the panels.

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Certification: Check if the solar panel brand has been certified by relevant authorities such as IEC, TÜV, or UL, which attest to the safety and reliability of the panels.

Conclusion

Choosing the right solar panel brand is an important decision that can have a significant impact on your energy bills and the environment. When choosing a brand, consider factors such as quality, efficiency, warranty, price, and customer reviews.

By doing your research and choosing a reputable brand, you can be confident that you are making a wise investment in renewable energy.

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Simon Tyrus Caine

Simon Tyrus Caine is a solar energy expert with more than 10 years experience in the solar sector. Simon has worked and lived in more than 5 countries. Simon has been involved in solar installations, solar project development, solar financing as well as business development in the solar sector. At SolarEyes International, Simon manages content development and day to day operations of the organisation.

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