Solar Panel Defects are Not the Norm
May 30, 2013
by EmPower Solar
“The solar panels covering a vast warehouse roof in the sun-soaked Inland Empire region east of Los Angeles were only two years into their expected 25-year life span when they began to fail,” began a recent New York Times article. While this is cause for concern, it is not common among solar companies with high standards.
When considering solar power for your home or business, it is essential to consider the company you decide to work with; know which panels you’re choosing and consider the company and panel manufacturer warranties.
EmPower Solar is among the premier solar installers that explains to customers exactly which panels will be placed on their roofs. For us, the most common modules used are SunPower, which have been rigorously tested (see the proof here).
SunPower, in addition to the other panels we provide, such as Yingli, Hyundai, and Suniva, are among the highest quality in the world. But don’t just take our word for it — ask us, ask any company you are considering what will be placed on your property.
Panel quality is important, but warranties are just as important to consider. Then, if something does go awry, you’re covered. EmPower offers a ten-year workmanship warranty, and the panels we provide offer a warranty between 20 and 25 years.
While it’s unfortunate that some solar companies and manufacturers are cutting corners and providing low quality products and customer service, remember that they are in the minority. If you ask questions and do some research, you will go solar with no problems.
Click here to view the original New York Times article, “Solar Industry Anxious Over Defective Panels.”