Guide to Solar Panel Warranties

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Solar panels have proven to last a very long time through temperature extremes and high winds. Because of this, solar companies are eager to offer a warranty on your solar purchase. When you make an investment in solar panels, it is comforting to know that your product is covered if something were to go wrong.

2 Kinds of Solar Panel Warranties

The length and terms of your warranty will vary from company to company. Look for solar panel warranties that cover 2 aspects of your solar investment:

  • The Product Itself: Most companies will give a warranty for their product for 10-12 years. For example, you may have 1 solar panel that goes out and no longer collects energy when all the surrounding panels are working efficiently. This panel will be covered under warranty. The defect could be due to manufacturing or installation, but the warranty will take care of replacing the panel if it is less than 10 years old. This can be a savings of up to $300 for one panel.
  • The Solar Panel Performance: Each solar company should also offer a performance warranty. Most warranties guarantee 80% of performance output after 25 years. This means that your solar panels will maintain over 80% of their effectiveness after 25 years on your home. If you ever find that you are not gleaning as much power as you were promised, you can get a warranty replacement on your solar panels.

Warranties are an excellent bonus to buying solar. It’s not such a risk when you know that each company is backing its product with a long-term warranty. Look for both a product and performance warranty as you are shopping for solar panel installers. Then you know your panels will be covered if something were to go wrong with the actual panels or with their energy output.

If you want to learn more about your warranty options, contact our team at New Day Solar. We can provide you with details specific to your home and power needs. Call for a meeting with a solar professional at (855) 444-6329.