One of the biggest decisions that you will need to make when making the switch to solar in Park City is selecting a solar panel manufacturer. Here are 3 reasons choosing the right solar panel manufacturer matters.
Different solar panels will give you different efficiencies which will affect the size, cost, and total savings of your system. Solar panel efficiency is simply the amount of sun light that a solar panel can convert into the electricity needed for powering your home. The higher the efficiency, the more sunlight that will be converted to electricity for your home.
Solar panel efficiency typically increases as the price of the panel increases, but the stated efficiency isn’t the only thing that needs to be looked at. The less a panels efficiency degrades over time can be even more important than the stated first year efficiency. Below is a list of the available solar panel options in Park City with their stated efficiency as well as their 25 year efficiency.
Suniva 270 watt: 16.63% 25 year efficiency: 13.30%
Mitsubishi 275 watt: 16.6% 25 year efficiency: 13.61%
LG 280 watt: 17.1% 25 year efficiency: 14.29%
SolarWorld 285 watt: 17% 25 year efficiency: 15.3%
Different solar panel manufacturers will offer various warranties on their solar panels. Choosing a reliable manufacturer with a long history of production, quality assurance, and a long term warranty is essential. Making sure you choose an established company will give you peace of mind knowing that the company will be able to honor their warranty. Below is a list of the solar panel manufacturers available in Park City, their respective warranties, and how long they have been in business.
Suniva: 8 Years in business | 10 year product warranty/25 year Linear Guarantee
Mitsubishi Electric: 13 Years in Business | 10 year product warranty/25 year Linear Guarantee
LG Solar: 11 Years in Business | 10 year product warranty/25 year Linear Guarantee
SolarWorld: 41 years in Business | 10 year product warranty/25 year Performance Guarantee
Along with efficiency and warranty, choosing a high quality solar panel backed by a reputable company will ensure that you won’t need to worry about malfunctions or defects. We recommend a solar panel that is tested to withstand wind, hail, snow, and high speed impacts.
Choosing a company with a proven history of quality manufacturing is essential to ensuring your panel warranty will be honored and that your panels will easily withstand the harsh winter months.
Our Park City Solar Panel Options
We’ve taken all the guess work of choosing a solar panel out for you. We’ve partnered with SolarWorld because they are the manufacturer that adhered to our strict solar panel guidelines. They offer some of the highest efficiency panels on the market without the extreme price increase you normally see as efficiency goes up. SolarWorld was founded in 1975 and has been manufacturing solar panels and solar technologies for over 41 years. Solar World is able to offer the highest product warranty and some of the best long term efficiencies.