First of all, we really appreciate your decision of switching to the more reliable solar power. You might already be familiar with the benefits of using solar power as you’re looking for tips to choose the right solar panels for your setup. Having the right solar panel installed will improve the performance and efficiency of your solar setup.
“Which solar panel should I buy?” This is very obvious and one of the most common questions when switching to clean energy.
First thing first: Cost
Switching to solar energy can be a bit heavy on your pocket. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be considering the cost as a factor while choosing your solar panels. It’s because the cost is a very important consideration for most people. Thankfully you don’t have to empty your hard-earned savings to switch to solar energy. As we mentioned in our previous blog the competition has also hit the market of solar-based products and as a result, you have a wide range of options out there to choose from. Be sure of your budget and start searching and comparing solar panels. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to necessarily spend a lot of money in order to get the best solar panel for your setup.
Never compromise Efficiency
In order to say that the panels you’ve purchased are the right ones, the efficiency must be on the higher side. It is the energy efficiency that decides how much of sun rays received on the solar panels are converted into electricity. Hence HIGHER the value of your solar panels’ energy efficiency, the BETTER they are. Now you might be confused again by seeing the price increase of solar panels with more efficiency. So, when you’re buying a solar panel, buy the one that will cover your required energy needs. The seller might push you to buy the one with more efficiency than what you actually need. Please keep in mind that the efficiency needs to be just over what you need and you’re good to go.
Now that you know what efficiency to look for, watch out for this second value of temperature quotient. To make it simple, LOWER the number, BETTER the solar panel. The temperature quotient is the impact of heat on the operational efficiency of solar panels after its installation. The logic behind this is simple. Overheating tends to reduce the life of your solar panels. So, when you’re buying a solar panel, check the temperature quotient and make sure that it’s on the lower side. Lower the value, longer the life of the panels.
Durability is very important while you choose your solar panels. You don’t want your solar panels to wear off in a short period of time, do you? An easy way to figure this out is to look for the warranty period offered by the manufacturer. No company will offer a longer warranty than what the panels are actually capable of, as it only adds up to their loss. If you manage to find a solar panel that offers about 25 years of warranty and fits into the above three categories, we recommend you to go for it.
In case you don’t find a long term warranty period, consider this as a warning and do not go for that particular product even if it is way cheaper than the others.
Thank you for switching to clean energy and we hope you choose the right solar panels.
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