Solar Panels

Standard Solar Panels

The classic solar panel look, mostly black with white lines, providing high levels of efficiency at a great price.

Model STC Rating PTC Rating Guaranteed Output
Panasonic VBHN335SA17 335w 316w 90.76% After 25 Years
LG Neon 2 LG340N1C-A5 340w 315w 89.6% After 25 Years
LG Neon R LG370Q1C-A5 370w 347w 90.6% After 25 Years
SunPower SPR-A415-G-AC 415w 389w 92% After 25 Years

Jet Black Solar Panels

Maximize aesthetics with a premium all-black look.

Model STC Rating PTC Rating Guaranteed Output
Silfab SLA-M 310 310w 281w 80.2% After 30 Years
LG Neon 2 LG320N1K-A5 320w 294w 89.6% After 25 Years
Panasonic VBHN320KA01 325w 301w 90.76% After 25 Years
LG Neon R LG355Q1K-V5 355w 330w 90.6% After 25 Years
SunPower X21-350-BLK-D-AC 350w 327w 92% After 25 Years
Solaria PowerXT®-360R-PD 360w 327w 86% After 25 Years

Choosing the right solar panels

What is the STC?

STC stands for “Standard Test Condition”. Solar panel manufacturers test their solar panels in a lab under a flash of light. The number shown is the maximum direct current electric production in the solar panel is able to produce in watts.

However, these are perfect lab conditions, which are unrealistic in the “real world”. Thus, PTC is used as an alternative to calculate solar panel efficiency.

What is the PTC?

PTC stands for “PV USA Test Condition”. Here, the solar panels are tested to determine the maximum electricity production in direct current in “real world” conditions. However, “real world” must be ideal. Ideal conditions include roof direction and pitch, season, and time of day.

So, what do these numbers mean? How many solar panels do I need?

STC and PTC are useful for comparing solar panels directly with each other. For example, a solar panel with a 327 watt PTC rating will produce ~16.4% more electricity than a solar panel with a 281 watt PTC rating.

We will work with you to determine how big of a solar system you need. Then, we will perform a site survey. The results of the survey will allow us to accurately predict how much actual electricity your solar system will produce. We will then customize your solar system to your specifications. And we back it all with our 25 Year Production Guarantee.

Myth: Higher-Efficiency Solar Panels are the Best

A common myth is that higher efficiency solar panels are higher quality than lower efficiency ones. This is a myth. In fact, all of the manufactures we represent offer exceptional and reliable solar panels.

For example, 23 LG 340 watt panels or 18 SunPower 415 watt panels will produce the same amount of electricity, as illustrated below:

23 LG 340w Panels vs 18 SunPower 415w Panels

Mitsubishi vs Sunpower - 23 vs 18 Solar Panels

Same real world production. Only difference is roof space.

While both systems are high quality, the total cost of the 18-panel SunPower system is significantly more expensive than the 23-panel LG system because manufacturers charge high premiums for highly-efficient solar panels.

In such a scenario, we recommend customers with ample roof space to choose LG panels. However, for customers with limited roof space who want to maximize solar production, SunPower may be a good choice.


Silfab

310 watts, jet black

  • North America’s largest solar panel manufacturer
  • American designed, engineered, and assembled
  • 30 Year performance warranty
  • 80.2% guaranteed minimum output after 30 years


Panasonic

325 watts standard or 335 watts jet black

  • Available with integrated microinveters from Enphase
  • HIT Technology provides high solar panel efficiency at high temperatures
  • 25 Year Triple-Guard warranty
  • 90.76% guaranteed minimum output after 25 years


LG Neon 2 Series

340 watts standard or 320 watts jet black

  • Patented CELLO, 12-wire Technology
  • 25 Year LG warranty covers panels and installer repair work
  • 89.6% guaranteed minimum output after 25 years


Solaria

360 watts jet black

  • Available with integrated microinveters from Enphase
  • Patented Parallel Shingling Technology is like “having built-in panel optimization”
  • Completely jet black aesthetics resembles a black mirrored effect
  • 25 year warranty
  • 86% guaranteed minimum output after 25 years


LG Neon R Series

370 watts standard or 355 watts jet black

  • 25 Year LG warranty covers panels and installer repair work
  • 90.6% guaranteed minimum output after 25 years


SunPower

415 watts standard or 350 watts jet black

  • A must for homeowners with limited roof space that want to maximize solar production
  • Patented Maxeon Cell Technology; Full back sheet copper contacting
  • 25 year warranty covers all SunPower components for both parts and labor
  • 92% guaranteed minimum output after 25 years



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