It is crucial to have a complete understanding of the warranty of your solar panel system to ensure your system is always working at its best and your needs are always met. To help, our Coachella Valley solar installation team has provided 4 important points to consider when evaluating your warranty:
1. Understand the timeframe of the warranty.
When purchasing a solar panel system, it is important to understand what the warranty entails and the timeframe of the warranty in order to prevent future frustrations. For example, when you purchase a SunPower warranty, parts and labor are included for 25 years. This means your solar energy system is completely protected for the life of the solar system. Of course, there are other factors to consider and understand when researching the warranty of your solar panel system.
2. Ask if you must register for the warranty.
When researching the warranty, be sure to ask whether you will have to register the warranty or if the solar panel manufacturing company will do it for you. Failing to ask this question can leave your system out of warranty. For example, with Panasonic solar panels, if you do not register the panels within a specified amount of time, the warranty reduces to fewer than 25 years.
3. Ask who will perform the repairs or replacements.
It’s important to understand who will perform repairs or replacements, should it become necessary, and how easy it will be to reach the warranty company for repairs replacements. If the solar panel is made by a foreign company and your installation company goes out of business, who will cover the repairs or replacements? In most cases, it is best to choose a local company to ensure your solar panel system will always function at its highest potential.
4. Learn about solar panel production guarantees.
If you lease solar panels, most companies, including SunPower, will provide a production guarantee, which means the panels are guaranteed to produce a certain amount of power for each 12-month period. If they produce less, the solar panel company will compensate you. Solar panel systems are monitored, and it is both in the best interest of the customer and the solar panel company to ensure the system produces as promised. You can monitor your solar system’s production by downloading an app on your phone.
Have More Questions About Warranty? Renova Energy is Here to Help!
At Renova Energy, our Coachella Valley solar installation team has a long track record backed by a countless number of happy clients. If you’ve already had solar installed and find yourself in that predicament, contact RenovaPLUS, the maintenance and repair division of Renova Energy, who can diagnose and fix any system, not just those installed by Renova Energy.
In need of help now? Call our Coachella Valley solar installation, repair, and replacement team at 760-568-3413 today!