When you’re shopping for solar, don’t stop with what company; find out which panel they are recommending. The panel is what you’re going to be left with, long after the company has completed the job.


While all solar panels make electricity from the sun, there are various factors that make solar panels very different from each other. In fact, solar panels can differ in the following ways:

  • The number of watts used
  • The amount of energy each panel will make
  • The method by which electricity is conducted within the panel
  • The longevity of the solar panels

Now, let’s take a moment to understand why each of these factors is so critical before choosing the solar panel right for your home or business.

1.     What Does “Watts” Mean for Solar Energy?

Let’s start with watts. The more “watts” a solar panel is, the more electricity it can generate. The more electricity each panel can make, the fewer panels you will need on your roof. This is the most optimal case as your solar panel system will be more aesthetically pleasing, the odds of being able to generate enough power for all your needs are increased, and there will be room to add more solar panels should you choose to purchase more in the future. Fortunately, SunPower just came out with a 400-watt panel – that’s more than any other manufacturer offers!

2.     How is Electricity Conducted on a Solar Panel?

Now, let’s talk about how electricity is conducted. If you look at a conventional panel, you will see metal “paste” that has been “screen printed” onto the front. On a roof, this paste expands and contracts with heat and cold and can eventually break down. If the panel is damaged on the front, the connection is broken, and the panel cannot conduct electricity anymore. With SunPower, the electricity is conducted with copper on the back, which also means there is more surface area on the front of the panel, making SunPower panels more effective and efficient.

3.     How Do Solar Panel Warranties Work?

Let’s not forget warranties. SunPower wins in the warranty category with comprehensive 25-year parts, labor, and shipping warranty. The inverter on each panel is also covered for 25 years, and each panel is guaranteed to produce an astounding 92% of the original amount of power even after 25 years. That’s more than any other company’s product. And, with an expected life of up to 40 years, your SunPower panels are an amazing product and opportunity!

Choose SunPower. Choose Renova Energy.

If you are ready to have solar panels installed on your home or business, call our Coachella Valley solar energy team at Renova Energy today. We use only the highest quality products, including SunPower solar panels. That means you will always get what you pay for and more! Call us today and find out how much you can save by switching to solar. We will provide you with a free quote.

Experience the Renova Energy difference today. Our Coachella Valley solar panel installation team is standing by to help!

By Published On: April 12, 2019

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