Why a Home Solar Warranty is so Important
Solar for your home is not just about reducing or eliminating your electricity bill. It is an important home improvement that should power your home for many years to come.
You should protect your return on that investment by making sure it is backed by the best possible warranty.
When shopping for home solar, don’t forget to ask about the warranty during your solar consultation. There is a difference between solar companies and what they offer.
First, it’s important that you learn about the solar technology that each company supplies. Second, select a company that stands behind its products for the long term by offering a comprehensive solar warranty.
This is how SunPower solar stands above: SunPower designed and engineered each part of its Equinox home solar system to work comprehensively together to reliably deliver more electricity over many years. That’s why we confidently offer a 25-year power and product warranty that’s considered the best in the industry.
Other companies use technology from multiple sources for their home solar systems. These separate manufacturers tend to offer different warranties for important components such as monitoring, racking, panels or inverters.
So you — the customer — are subject to dealing with separate warranties, which do not last for 25 years as offered by SunPower. And you likely won’t be dealing with the company you bought the original solar panels from.
To make things worse: Some of those warranties will make you responsible for paying shipping costs to send back a problematic panel. That’s not the case with SunPower.
Comparing Home Solar Warranties
Let’s compare the SunPower 25-year home solar warranty to a typical one from a conventional solar company. SunPower’s warranty:
- Takes care of performance, labor, parts and shipping.
- Guarantees DC power degradation of only 8 percent.
- Promises 90 percent peak AC power output.
- No hidden fees.
- No need to send in receipts or written claims..
- Covers rust issues that might occur in seaside installations.
Other companies’ warranties are often only for 10 years and don’t include the above benefits. They require the customer to:
- Package and ship faulty panels.
- Present the original physical proof of purchase.
- Pay to replace panels with rust damage.
- Only be reimbursed if power degradation is more than 19 percent.
If you’d like to learn more about solar warranties, please reach out to the SunPower by SunSolar experts. We will walk you through our warranty benefits and prepare a free home solar quote.
For more information, call us at (661) 379-7000 or contact us for a free solar quote.
SunPower offers services in the Central Valley and throughout California, with offices in Bakersfield, Fresno and Anaheim.