Solar panel warranties serve a very important purpose – they protect your solar investment and are an important consideration at the time of a solar installation. There are different types of warranties available, so it’s important to understand the differences between them and their level of protection.
The first type of warranty is the panel and inverter manufacturer warranty. These typically are for 20 to 25 years on panels and five to 10 years on the inverters. However, with other solar products, you can get a warranty that spans parts and labor on the entire system for 25 years.
In the case of a manufacturer’s warranty, the integrity of the panel is covered, and you are covered if there is a manufacturer defect or premature wear and tear. There is also a performance guarantee that the panels will achieve a certain level of production for a specific amount of time without failing.
The second type of warranty is from the installer on the quality of the work performed. This means that the installer guarantees that they properly installed the panels and didn’t damage your roof.
A professionally installed solar system should perform trouble-free for decades. However, solar panel problems do happen on rare occasions. This is the benefit of having a warranty. If there is a bad panel, it can be swapped out for a new one without any additional cost.
Evaluating and comparing panel manufacturer’s product warranty coverage is a smart idea when you’re considering the installation of a new solar system. Ask questions and get informed.
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