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Building Trust in Solar: Solar Panel Warranties

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To much of our clients concerns, buying solar panels has been a cause of worry and uncertainty. Here’s a brief article briefing you about an empowering feature and a cushion for your future with solar panels. Much like Indian arranged marriages where to families marry ensuring the boy and the girl work, we have warranty documents (warranties) guaranteeing the success of your solar panels.

Solar Panels form the heart of your Solar Power System and is the main and the most expensive component of the entire system. Hence, the warranties for this component worries customers the most. You would be happy to know the though the panels are expensive, it leaves you with hardly anything to worry about with its long warranty.

Following are a few details about warranties available on Solar Panels. These may not always be available on all brands which would help you differentiate between quality and cheaper panels.

Applicability of Warranties

There are two main types of warranties that would be available along with the Solar Panels you purchase. One is Product Warranty and other is Generation/ Power Warranty.

Product Warranty: This specifies that the product will remain free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal conditions. This warranty is for 10 or 12 years.

Generation warranty: This specifies that under ideal conditions of sunshine falling at 1000 W/m2, the module will produce 90% power output for first 10 years and 80% output for the next 15 years. This warranty is available for the full period of 25 years.

Documents to expect and its source

Once the panels have been purchased, you should ideally receive a Warranty Document which will be either given to the EPC Company executing the project or directly to you if you have purchased the panels directly from the manufacturer. If this is not something you’ve received make sure you ask for it now as best practice.

Typical life of Solar Panels

With the guarantee period itself being 25 years, Solar Panels have a much longer life. If you’re a young couple, you can be sure that the solar panels would serve you till you children get married and they have children. So, typically, their life is estimated to be about 35 years (refer).

Why you have not too much to worry about

With warranties on your back, you don’t have to worry too much about the output. However, you may keep monitoring it with your remote monitoring software connected with your inverter.

This is what it means generally, however, many companies add a few clauses to make its applicability specific to their products. An example of that may be seen for Navitas Panels (Click here to view its warranty document). If you feel a lot more comfortable going solar, with some of your anxieties put to rest, get a free estimate from us by clicking here and send us a request to install solar.

Tanya Batra

Tanya keeps a close track of policy updates in the field of Rooftop Solar in India and likes to write blogs on its application for the end customer

4 thoughts on “Building Trust in Solar: Solar Panel Warranties

  1. Its always good to hear discussions being posted on solar power.. & Tanya, thnx for taking it forward for enthusiasts like us. As all that may be said about panels, about its efficiency & output, an installer/ aggregator should check (random) when procured in bulk, to tally with data plate ratings in order to ensure customer protection, as to a plants output which should be held final & binding on part of the installer to client as solicited and given the estimates, inversion losses shouldn’t exceed more than 15-16 % and that can only be ensured through workmanship & integrity of products chosen.compromises will lead to destruction of the market.

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