Top 5 Best Solar Panels for Residential
We know finding the best solar panels can be difficult, so we put together this detailed list of the best of the best so you can make your choice wisely. Each solar panel brand has been in business for many years so it has been proven as a trusted brand by consumers. Solar panels are a great way to minimize energy costs, lessen the effect of climate change, and provide a host of other benefits, such as supporting local businesses and contributing to energy independence. There are various ways we can benefit from going solar, so we applaud your decision to start saving today. If you find another solar panel brand that should be listed here – or one that should be removed – please let us know!
Product Details: The 96-cell high-efficiency HIT N330 solar panel offers a powerful combination of immediate energy savings, robust 19.7 percent module capacity, and long-term performance to your home. A relatively low-temperature coefficient of -0.258 percent/ ° C even on the hottest days helps to produce higher electricity production. Panasonic home solar panels are backed by our industry-leading parts and performance guarantee, which after 25 years guarantees a total power output of 90.76 percent.
Key Features: pyramid cell structure design for optimal sunlight capture, low-temperature coefficient of -0.258%/°C produces higher power output at high temperatures, heterojunction technology with ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers reduce electron loss, water drainage frame design prevents rain accumulation, eliminates water stains from panel surface and complete 25-year warranty on linear power output, parts and product workmanship
What Makes them Different: America’s most trusted brands and a century of financial stability, their complete warranty covers your entire system, including product and output performance, and continuing to serve customers for 25 years.
LG NeON® 2
Product Details: High-Efficiency LG NeON 2 72cell Module Cells: 6 x 12 Module efficiency 19.1% Connector Type: MC4, has enhanced performance warranty. The annual degradation has fallen from 0.7/yr to 0.6/yr. Even 25 years after, the module guarantees 2.4％ more output than the previously introduced modules. It also has a high power output, wherein it has been designed to significantly enhance its output efficiency, thereby making it efficient even in bounded space. This product has proven to perform better on sunny weather, thanks to its enhanced temperature coefficient. In addition to the improved performance guarantee, LG Solar has extended the LG NeO 2 72cell product warranty for another 3 years.
Key Features: enhanced performance warranty, high power output, improved performance on sunny days, BOS (Balance Of System) Savings, extended product warranty, and double-sided cell structure
What Makes them Different: IEC 61215, IEC 61730-1/-2 UL1703 IEC 61701 (Salt corrosion test)* IEC 62716 (Ammonia corrosion test)*,ISO 9001 certified
Product Details: PowerXT panels achieve better efficiency over conventional panels, rendering Solaria panels one of the best power panels available. Higher efficiency panels produce more power per square meter area, reducing the number of panels, the balance of system components, and installation labor. Sub-strings are interconnected in parallel, dramatically decreasing the shading losses and increasing energy yield. Ribbon-less, solder-free cell-to-cell connections increase reliability and are designed to outstrip the 25-year guarantee.
Key Features: AC Panel system solution pairing the high-performance panel with a best-of-breed microinverter, has the latest AC microinverter, the smart grid-ready IQ 7+ ACM Micro, high-performance Enphase IQ7+ integrated into the panel and quick to install
What Makes them Different: Designed for AC Panel (ACM) applications, the smart grid-ready Enphase IQ 7+ ACM Micro is built on the most updated microinverter technology from Enphase. The high-performance IQ Micros increase energy harvest from PV panels while reducing system costs for installers.
Product Details: The company includes 25-year industry-leading quality workmanship and a 30-year output guarantee. It uses Back Contact technology of the next generation to reduce production/manufacturing steps and boost the quality while optimizing strength. Ideal for residential and commercial projects which prefer maximum power density. And is North America’s leading automated solar panel manufacturer.
Key Features: 126 high-efficiency half-cut cells combined with a black conductive back-sheet resulting in a maximum power rating of 330Wp, engineered to accommodate low load-bearing structures up to 5400Pa and the light-weight frame is exclusively designed for wide-ranging racking compatibility and durability
What Makes them Different: Utilizing premium quality materials and strict quality control management to deliver the best efficiency, premium quality PV modules 100% made in North America.
Product Details: SunPower A-Series has a record-breaking power with the world’s first 400-watt solar panels, providing more power than ever before from fewer panels on your roof. Its solar cell is 65% larger than prior generations, transforming more sunlight into electricity. The factory-integrated microinverters boost production at the source, helping A-Series panels transfer more power per square foot than any other commercially available solar. It is also designed to blend harmoniously into your roof, giving a sleek, premium aesthetic that can accommodate a variety of modern and unique styles.
Key Features: 400-watt solar panels, 65% larger than prior generations, elegant style and got you covered for 25 years—including performance, labor and parts
What Makes them Different: The world’s first 400W solar panels.
What are your procedures for ensuring a contactless installation process?
Solar is installed on the roof or on the ground, and we already observed social distancing procedures. Our crews wear safety equipment including Personal Protection Equipment to prevent the spread of COVID 19 not only to our clients, but also within our crews.
How is the sales process if we cannot meet in person?
With just a few pieces of information about your solar project, we can design an online solar proposal for your review. We then set a time to review the proposal by phone or Zoom to answer any questions you have. The financing process is paperless and contactless, any hard copies are sent by Priority Mail/FedEx. All of the contracts and disclosures are contactless using e-signatures.
How is the permit process contactless?
Many jurisdictions are starting to allow online permit applications and communication is facilitated by email. Final inspections are still completed in person, but social distancing and PPE is used to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
How do we ensure our installation crews are COVID-19 free?
Any of our installers that show up to work with an elevated temperature, coughing, fever or other sickness, they are sent home until the symptoms have subsided.
Where can I find more information about COVID-19 and the Solar Industry?
Please check with the SEIA (Solar Energy Industry Association) on all of the latest developments and safety protocols in the solar industry.
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Most of our clients are looking for a company they can trust to help them go solar. Based on our decade in business, online reviews, and Diamond Certification, Solar Harmonics is the best choice to trust to complete your solar project on time, on budget, and with the expected results. It is our mission to design the best value solar panel system that produces reliably over the next 30 – 40 years, and saves the most money for our clients. If the financial goals of our clients intersects with the global and environmental goals of our founder, it is a win for everyone except the utility companies. Contact us today for your free quote!