Solar Photovoltaic Panel Warranties
Solar Panels that turn sunlight into electricity typically have 25 year warranties because the panels have no moving parts and do not wear down for a long time. The average warranty from a solar panel manufacturer is between 10 and 25 years. Each warranty is different, therefore a smart consumer should read the warranty information on the manufacturers website or call the company to really understand the terms of what is covered under the warranty, when buying solar panels you are making a long term investment therefore its very important you understand the terms of the warranty making the investment.
During the 1970s in the USA there was a solar power rush and many of the companies during that time went out of business and customers were stuck holding warranties that were worthless if something went wrong with the product. In general solar panels are very reliable and most customers don’t have problems. To minimize your risk go with a reputable brand name like, sanyo, evergreen, sharp, BP Solar..etc There are many new companies jumping into the solar power bandwagon, so please review warranty information carefully so you know what you’re getting into right off the bat.