How to Choose the Best Solar Panel For Home Use

Good decision making is vital in achieving a successful Solar Energy project. Especially for home use, you have to make the right decision or else you will spend lots of money trying to rectify your mistake. Here is a guide on how to choose the best Solar panel.

The solar sector is a highly lucrative industry and the need for solar power is increasing daily due to the lack of power supply. Also its ecofriendly nature as well as the economical aspect has made it a go to for most home owners who desire 24hours power supply.

I mean who doesn’t want a source of light that doesn’t require lots of maintenance and can be recharged by the sun, I know I do. If you live especially in the African region you will definitely require solar panel to keep your house powered 24hours. Having the knowledge of how to chose the best solar panel for your home will go a long way in aiding you make the right decision.

Take note of the 5 crucial things you need to know when planning to buy a solar panel.

5 Tips To Note When Choosing Solar Panel For Your Home

Flexible Budget

Quality equipment or good service is not cheap. Your chances of ending up with a poor quality equipment when you go for a very cheap one is 95%. What you pay for is what you get.

Make a detailed research, compare components, request for data sheet, warranty period and background check of the installation company. Well established companies can pass on substantial savings due to increased buying power, other companies often reduce costs by cutting important corners.

Warranty Period

The standard warranty period for solar panels is at least (25 years). It is naturally expected of the solar panel to last for a very long time, long enough to pay for itself and even make you profit. For a warranty to be honored, the company has to be in operation, buy from a company with good track record. Companies that have been around for a long time.

Solar Panel Certification

If you are buying a solar panel that is without any certification that is already a raised red flag, I would advise you reconsider. The certification on solar panels indicates the type of testing that they have undergone. Its either a third party certification or a self assessed, therefore relying on the company to be honest.

Solar Panel Choice

So much goes into solar panel choice like available space, color, cost, efficiency and wattage. The dark blue or nearly black panel is usually a mono-crystalline panel. The blue panel that can often be seen on roofs is usually a poly-crystalline panel. Less pure than the mono-crystalline variant, it is recognizable by the blotched appearance of the surface.

Know the one that is ideal for your home and don’t shortchange yourself by going for an unfit one because you are trying to cut down cost. You might end up spending more than you think you have saved at the end of the day if you don’t get the right one.

Efficient Solar Inverter

Like the solar panel, Solar inverter is part of the solar system. This is used to convert DC (direct current) from the solar panel to AC (alternate current) for home use. The more efficient an inverter the better, it would reduce loss of current through heat during conversion. Go for high quality inverters.

These are the 5 basic information you need to take into consideration when choosing the best solar panel for your home. If you have questions and observation you can drop then below in the comment section.

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