What Solar Panel Is Best?

I want to convert my house to solar panels. I received a very huge amount of PESCO bills. Now, I decided to convert my house to solar energy systems.


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March 17, 20210 found this helpful

You have to be careful. If a solar company goes out of business, other companies will not service it. Ask people in your area what company they use, and how long they have been in business.

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Where are you located? Where I am, our municipal offices have lists of approved companies who can work in our area and who have grants or other assistance programs.


I would hope where you are there is the same. This is not something you just shop the internet for (at least where I am).

Best wishes for your conversion!! I know my neighbor loves his conversion and saves a ton of money.

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March 17, 20210 found this helpful

Usually it takes several years to start realizing savings from solar panels but the upfront cost can be a shock to some people.
Check this out first as up-front costs are based on the size of your house and other factors.

Once you have decided this is what you want to do then you can check places like Home Depot, Lowe's before you contact independent contractors as these companies have been around for many years and, hopefully, will still be here when your warranty ends (many years).


You can also contact the Better Business Bureau to see what complaints have been lodged against any contractors in your area. Always check the BBB when you are considering hiring someone and also go online and do a Google check 'complaints with name of contraction/company.

This is a really big move so take your time so you'll know you are getting the best deal.

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April 20, 20211 found this helpful

First, I hope you live in an area with abundant sunlight.
You need to look up how much electricity you use. Your energy usage will determine how many panels youll need on your roof. Keep in mind your future use. The more information you have on your usage, the more accurate an estimate you can get from installers.


Study this topic in detail.
Here are some good websites:,, There you can compare prices in your area.

There are different ratings for the best solar panels

Best solar panels ranked by efficiency: SunPower 22.8%, then LG 22.0%, REC Group 21.7%, CSUN and Panasonic 21.2%.

Best solar panels ranked by temperature coefficient: Panasonic -0.26, REC Group -0.26, Solartech Universal -0.26, SunSpark Technology -0.28, SunPower -0.29.

Best solar panels ranked by materials warranty: LG (25 years), Panasonic (25 years), Silfab (25 years), Solaria (25 years), SunPower (25 years), Q CELLS (25 years), REC Group (25 years), Mission Solar (25 years), Axitec (25 years), Certainteed Solar (25 years), REC (25 years), Winaico (25 years).


The top solar panel manufacturers you can see here too:

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