Making the switch to environmentally friendly solar with SunPower® generates power for 25 to 30 years or more — it’s a long-term project. It is so important to protect your investment with a warranty. SunPower’s Complete Confidence Warranty is considered the most comprehensive in the solar industry. Here’s why.
Solar warranties come in three main types. Know what each type typically covers before you buy. Here’s a breakdown of how they work:
- Product warranty. This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. In the event that a solar panel suddenly stops working correctly, the product warranty will most likely cover it.
- Power warranty. The power output of all solar panels “degrades” over time. It is important to know the degradation rate (which is stated in the warranty document) to give you a clear sense of the minimum amount of power you’ll be guaranteed for a designated amount of your panels’ lifespan. If a panel’s output is lower than promised, the manufacturer should replace, repair, or reimburse you for it.
- Combined power and product warranty. These can be tricky because many solar companies cover products and the power output for different time periods.
- SunPower’s comprehensive warranty covers your solar system and all the parts and guarantees the highest DC power output in the solar industry.
With many conventional solar companies, you could end up with several different warranties and that can get confusing. Most solar companies create rooftop systems using parts from different manufacturers. Not SunPower.
Be aware of the product warranties that cover only the solar panels. There is more to a solar system than solar panels. The SunPower Complete Confidence Warranty covers your entire system — everything on the roof – including panels, microinverters, and racking — for 25 years. Monitoring hardware and storage are covered for 10 years — as those are still evolving and may require updates to ensure performance at the maximum potential.
SunPower’s warranty gives you peace of mind because it goes beyond the solar parts. SunPower’s solar panel degradation rate is the lowest in the industry, guaranteeing that the panels won’t lose more than 8 percent of their original direct current power output over 25 years. Conventional panels tend to lose at least 17 percent during the same period of time. It’s clear a SunPower system delivers more energy over the decades than it’s powering your home.
Built with a unique solid copper foundation that can withstand weathering and corrosion better than conventional panels, SunPower solar panels are durable. SunPower panels are made with ultra-pure silicon to make anti-reflective glass that allows the light that enters to bounce back into the panel and harvest as much power as possible. So, they generate more power than any other solar panels, even on less-than-ideal days.
As a SunPower dealer, we become a partner who can smooth the transition from traditional grid energy to solar. As long as SunPower panels power the home, we will be able to provide a hassle-free replacement, repair, or reimbursement for any defective panel or part covered by your warranty. If your system’s not performing up to standard, we can help fix the issue.
In fact, it is important to know that SunPower is the only solar company that’s been in business longer than our 25-year panel warranty. Working with them, we have the experience needed to help people save money on electricity bills while reducing their carbon footprint. Once the switch is made, our best-in-class warranty will protect SunPower customers for the long haul. Get your FREE Quote!