With renewable energy from the sun becoming easier to tap into, finding the best solar panels for your home can feel like a daunting challenge. There are more than a hundred different brands of solar panels and other solar equipment such as battery storage on the market at any given point. In this article, we’ll discuss how solar panel manufacturers stack up to one another, and who makes the highest quality panels for your home solar panel installation.Continue reading
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500-watt solar panels: are they right for you?
Technology in the solar power industry is advancing at a rapid pace. Solar photovoltaic equipment continues to become more powerful and more resilient while becoming less expensive. Among the most innovative of the solar industry’s developments in recent years is the 500- watt solar panel.Continue reading
Trina Solar panels: the complete review
Trina Solar Energy is one of the largest producers of solar panels in the world, and was founded in 1997. Recently, Trina Solar Energy has been in the news for taking the power output of solar panels by first releasing a 500 Watt panel in February 2021, before launching a 600 Watt (!!!) panel in July 2021. The company manufactures all of its solar products in China, and is a popular brand featured in quotes to solar shoppers comparing their options on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace.Continue reading
The best solar panel companies & manufacturers
When choosing a solar panel brand, there are a number of factors to consider, from efficiency, to temperature coefficient, to warranties. As more homeowners are looking to use renewable energy, a growing number of people also care about where their solar panels are manufactured, especially as supply chain constraints lead to solar panel installation delays. So, who are the biggest solar companies in the world and in the U.S.? We reviewed global shipping data and solar panel specifications to determine who comes out on top to help you find the best and most energy-efficient option for going solar and saving money on your electric bill.Continue reading
Top EnergySage articles of 2020
Let’s all breathe a big sigh of relief – 2020 is almost over! Despite some hurdles, solar energy had a strong year full of exciting news and milestones; in their 2020 World Energy Outlook report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) proclaimed that solar will be the “new king of electricity,” the world’s largest solar plant went live in October (2.2 gigawatts!), and just this week, the federal government extended the 26 percent solar tax credit for another two years.
To finish off the end of a long year, we’ve pulled together a list of our most popular articles of 2020, as chosen by you, our readers.Continue reading
Solar news: July 24th, 2020
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) dismisses an anti-net metering plea, and Trina Solar announces new 600-watt solar panels.Continue reading
New solar panels: what’s coming to market in 2019?
In today’s fast expanding solar industry, there are already hundreds of different panel models and designs available to the modern day solar shopper. A growing number of premium technology brands (think Panasonic and LG) have entered the residential solar market, leaving homeowners across the country wondering: what’s next? What new technologies can we expect for solar panels in 2019? In this article we will discuss all of the new developments with photovoltaic (PV) panels, including new aesthetics like clear solar panels, bi-facial (double-sided) panels, efficiency improvements and solar inverter integration.
Half-cut solar cells: an overview
Solar technology is improving across all facets of the typical solar installation. In this article, we’ll discuss half-cut solar cells, a variation on standard silicon solar cells that can help improve solar panel performance.Continue reading
Are Chinese solar panels good quality?
When homeowners are considering solar offers on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, we often hear questions about a solar panel’s manufacturer origin and whether it’s a good idea to choose Chinese panels for an installation. This is a common question as the latest estimates indicate that China is manufacturing roughly 70% of the world’s solar panels today – a dominant market share and a clear indicator of China’s key role in the global solar industry. China has a significant impact over worldwide solar trends like pricing, warranties and manufacturing practices. For example, the 80% decline in worldwide solar prices between 2008 and 2013 occurred largely due to improvements in manufacturing costs in China. And because China is such a major player in solar, many U.S. homeowners are asking “should I choose Chinese solar panels and will it match the quality of other top brands?” In this article we’ll break down pricing, quality and brand influence of Chinese solar panels.Continue reading