You’ve decided to make the switch to solar, and you couldn’t be more ecstatic to get off the grid. After all, it should generate cost savings for you. Plus, you’ll be doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint.
You’re not the only one who feels this way. Research shows that in 2020, more than 40% of electric capacity that was added to the electric grid came from solar.
However, before you choose a solar panel provider, it’s critical that you understand the solar panel warranties they offer.
Are you worried about voiding your warranty or not receiving the full coverage you’re looking for? Here’s everything you need to know about solar panel warranties.
Let’s jump in!
Solar Panel Product Warranty
Product warranties for solar panels are designed to offer protection from workmanship issues or defects stemming from the panel manufacturing process.
The benefit of this type of warranty is that your panels’ manufacturer can easily replace or simply repair a problematic product at no cost to you. However, you’ll still likely have to pay for the labor required to diagnose the problem. In addition, you may be required to pay shipping to get your replacement equipment on site.
Ideally, look for a company that offers a workmanship warranty spanning about 10 years. This warranty should cover workmanship defects such as roof leaks caused by racking penetrations. It should also cover wiring issues.
Solar Panel Performance Warranty
Performance warranties for solar panels are another type of warranty to take advantage of as a solar system owner.
The majority of manufacturers of solar panels back their products with warranties for at least 25 years. These warranties guarantee that their panels’ performance will remain above specified degradation rates over time. The degradation rate is the rate of the decrease in the amount of electricity that your panels will produce as they grow older.
Simply put, your panels should continue to generate specific percentages of power within their warranty period.
Also, look for a solar power provider who will specifically offer a 25-year-warranty on panel components such as direct current optimizers, microinverters, and inverters.
How We Can Help You with Our Solar Power Systems and Solar Power Warranties
We are a top-tier provider of solar power services — and solar power warranties — for homes and businesses in Kansas City/ Missouri.
We take pride in the fact that we install our solar systems properly every time. We don’t cut corners; rather, we work hard to not only meet but also exceed our clients’ expectations.
In addition, when you switch to solar, you can take advantage of solar incentives, including a rebate and/or federal tax credit.
When you choose us, you can rest assured that you’ll experience a code-compliant solar panel installation. And it’s one that will add value to your property for years to come.
Contact us to learn more about how our solar energy systems can improve your bottom line and overall wellbeing in the months and years ahead.