How to choose a solar panel

How to choose a solar panel

20 March 2022 2 min read

How do I know if a solar panel is of high quality? Is the solar solution efficient? Can I trust these solar panels? We often get such questions from our customers. While going solar is a smart decision, we understand that it is a significant financial investment. It is but natural that you want the most value for money spent. While going for a solar energy solution, solar panels form a considerable chunk of the investment. Therefore, it is critical that you choose the right solar panels. Here are some tips on choosing top quality and high-performing solar panels –

Choose high-efficiency solar panels

The amount of electricity that a solar panel can generate can be determined by its power rating, power tolerance, efficiency and temperature coefficient. Check these factors to buy the solar panels most suitable for you, depending on your home’s energy consumption.

Choose solar panels that are low on maintenance

Solar panels generally require little to no maintenance. But do remember that solar panels are installed on the roof, and it is not easy and dangerous to clean them effectively regularly. So choose solar panels that have features for zero or minimal maintenance. Nowadays, you have many options as some solar panels come with features that prevent debris, snow or rainwater from accumulating on or around them.

Check the warranties available on the solar panels

Most solar panels are guaranteed to last anywhere from 10 years to 30 years. When you buy solar panels with a warranty, repairs and maintenance are easier. GreenBrilliance provides a warranty of 25 years for its solar panels.

Go for cost-effective solar panels

The cost of solar panels is a crucial factor to decide whether you want to go solar or not. But rather than choosing the cheapest one which may not give the right return on your investment, choose solar panels that offer optimal value. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) estimates the national average cost of a residential solar panel system at $2.94 per watt.1 GreenBrilliance operates in tri-state (DMV) Virginia, Maryland and D.C. and Pennsylvania. The average cost in these states is approximately between $2.60 ad $3.00 per watt2.

Choose solar panels that add to the aesthetics of your home

Solar panels can be in different colors. Choose even colored solar panels that suit the aesthetic appeal. Usually, solar panels come in two types – Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Monocrystalline panels have a black tint and are more stylish. They have higher efficiency as well but are priced higher. Polycrystalline panels have a blue color and are not as efficient as monocrystalline panels. Polycrystalline panels are cheaper.

GreenBrilliance offers high quality, Made in USA systems

With a growing thrust towards sustainability, solar energy is in focus, and there are many benefits in installing solar solutions in the form of rebates, incentives and lower prices. The team at GreenBrilliance will be happy to talk to you. Connect with us @ 703-657-0090 or email us @ for a consulting session on the best solar system for your home.