But individual panel specifications and warranties don’t provide you with a complete picture of how one brand of panel stacks up versus another, making it hard to select the best solar panels for your unique needs.
EnergySage has developed a straightforward system for classifying and comparing the best solar panels by evaluating key criteria. EnergySage’s system identifies three types of solar panels: Economy, Standard, and Premium. These classifications are provided alongside every quote that is submitted through the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to help shoppers compare their options and choose the best solar panels for their needs.
There are dozens of solar panel manufacturers on the market in the U.S., each offering several models. Even the most research-focused consumer would be overwhelmed by the task of reviewing specifications for each of them. However, choosing the best solar panel for your solar energy system doesn’t have to be a harrowing experience.
Our objective, fact-based classification system can quickly help you arrive at a decision. We evaluated specification sheets, support agreements, warranties, and other publicly available documents, and used that information to assign a rating to the best solar panel brands and energy system types in the U.S. market.
The EnergySage classification system incorporates solar panel specifications related to performance, quality, durability, and warranty. Those specifications are used to group equipment into three types of solar panels:
EnergySage has classified all types of solar panels into an easy-to-understand framework: Premium, Standard and Economy. Remember, just as every car owner doesn’t drive a Mercedes, you should select the best solar panels for your specific needs.
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