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Transparency on Solar Panels: NJ Solar Panasonic Panels vs Competitors
Once you decide you want a solar system on your home or business, the next step is to pick what type of solar panels you want. At NJ Solar, we work with Panasonic panels. That is because we believe that they are the overall best solar panel available. But do not take our word for it. Instead, check out the following information about Panasonic and its main competitors and decide for yourself.
Panasonic Solar Panels
We use Panasonic’s EverVolt Total Home Solar Storage System and EverVolt HIT panels. These monocrystalline panels are designed to save space. They have 96 cells where a standard panel has 60 cells. That means more than a 50% increase in the amount of energy you can generate per square foot. In addition, they have low degradation rates. At 25 years, Panasonic still guarantees 92% power output. That makes Panasonic a good buy now and for years to come.
Sun Run Solar Panels
Sun Run solar panels are good, but they are not great. After 25 years, they expect their panels to be performing at 88% or better. That is a significant difference from 92%. They are also the standard design, which means you cannot generate the same amount of power per square foot with their panels. However, Sun Run does offer monthly and long-term leasing options, which makes them popular for people who are just getting into the idea of solar. They have also offered some of the most efficient panels on the market, though Panasonic’s newest offerings means we should overtake them as the industry leader.
Trinity Solar offers zero-money down options for their clients. However, that low entry point comes with a cost. Instead of 25-year warranties, Trinity’s warranty is only 12 years. You can pay more to extend the warranty, but that is their basic coverage. It is also difficult to find out pricing information; you can only get it when a representative visits you. For customers who may be vulnerable to suggestion, that leaves them open to high-pressure sales tactics.
Momentum Solar has standard 60 cell panels for residential installations and 72 cell panels for commercial installations. They use microinverters, which are located on the panels, to convert from DC to AC at the panel. They offer 25-year warranties on materials and workmanship. They offer monocrystalline panels. However, it is difficult to provide exact specifications because they source their panels from different manufacturers. That means that performance could vary from project to project.