For the average customer, one of the most difficult aspects of the purchasing decision is which solar module (usually called panels) is the installer recommending. The various numbers (specs) on the spec sheet are confusing to say the least, and the average homeowner has neither the time nor inclination to try to learn all of this strange terminology used to describe the technical details of a solar module.
But the modules you eventually choose are important. The specs tell you a lot about very relevant factors about the production you can expect from your proposed system and the overall quality of the modules being proposed. It also tells you a lot about the installer making the proposal. You can lowball prices with technically inferior modules, or, you can present the customer with a proposal using one of the best modules available, understanding that this is a 25 – 30 year commitment and a few dollars more for high-quality modules is a very wise investment. We choose the second approach.
Over the past few months we have used Suniva modules in all of our installations. We have installed them in grid-tied systems using micro-inverters, and in bimodal (battery backup) systems. We have installed them in a variety of racking systems to include ground mount and roof mount, using racking from several manufacturers. In all applications they have performed beautifully.
The following video gives you a very good overview of the Suniva modules and their commitment to technical excellence. We think they are a great choice, and, perhaps best of all, they provide this level of excellence at a very competitive price. Please take a few minutes to review the video.
By the way, our December newsletter will provide more detail on choosing a solar module for your system. Please subscribe at bottom of page.