Canadian Solar’s reliability only keeps getting better! They now offer a 25 year solar panel product warranty. This is ON TOP of their existing 25 year performance warranty!
But why is this important?
Canadian Solar have been around for over 20 years. They are one of the world’s largest and highest-rated solar panels. Additionally, they have delivered more than 55 gigawatts of solar to thousands worldwide. Because of this, they are well-known for their high quality and reliability. And so SunEnergy is proud to work with Canadian Solar as one of our trusted brands.
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How long do solar panels last?
Like the battery in your iPhone, solar panels don’t keep operating at 100% from day one. This is because, whether in shine or storm, our trusty photovoltaics have to live outside. As they experience the elements, tiny cracks form in their silicon. And these cracks make it harder for the panels to transport electricity to your inverter.
But for high-quality panels, this performance degradation happens very slowly over time. So you can expect the lifespan of solar panels to generally be many years. And depending on the manufacturer, performance warranties are provided. So you can be reassured that your panel will perform well for many years to come.
Canadian Solar’s new 25 year solar panel product warranty:
And this is where the new solar warranties from Canadian Solar come into play. They now warrant a high performance for the first 25 years of the lifespan of their solar panels. During the first year, the power output of their products will be no less than 97.5% of the labeled power output. And from years 2 through 25, they warrant that the annual power decline will be no more than 0.6%. So after these 25 years, Canadian Solar warrants that the power output will be no less than 83.1% of the labeled power output.
Before, like its competitors, Canadian Solar sold this performance warranty separately. But now they are so sure of their products’ reliability, that they offer this solar panel warranty with all new panels sold.
Why are solar warranties important?
There’s the old phrase “You get what you pay for”. The same is the case for solar panels. It may seem better value to get a cheaper panel. But most lower-tier manufacturers only offer 10-15 year performance solar warranties. And after this time is up, their panels can see a large drop in performance. Often, they will need to be replaced.
But when you pay more for a high-quality Canadian Solar panel, your system is warranted to perform well for at least 25 years. And so it will keep paying itself off for many years to come. Whereas a cheaper system with a shorter solar panel warranty will not last as long. And over its lifespan, will generate much fewer returns than a Canadian Solar system.
And depending on your electricity needs, the savings from more expensive systems could be staggering. Click here for more information on how much money you could save through solar.
So if you’ve been holding back on buying a panel, you can rest assured that the new solar warranties from Canadian Solar will cover you. And when you install with SunEnergy, you can know that you are getting the best panels in the business.