Find out more about existing solar panel types and which is best for you and your school.
It is hard to select the best solar equipment for your unique needs. Energy Sage, in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), simplifies this process by outlining an industry-standard system for classifying the best solar panels, inverters, and batteries. The classification system incorporates technical specifications to compare their performance, durability, warranty, and overall quality. The highest quality components of a solar system meet these standards:
- Panels: Produce more electricity over a smaller area and last longer than other panels, though they may come at a price premium.
- Inverters: Very efficient at converting DC to AC electricity, operate across a wide range of voltages, and have above-average warranties.
- Batteries: Very efficient at storing larger amounts of electricity, and maintain that high performance for many years.
Want to learn more about this classification system and navigate the best panels to invest in? READ MORE →
Last Updated: 6/18/2020
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