Solar Warranties: Ensuring Long-Term Benefits of Your Solar Investment
One of the advantages of investing in solar energy is the long-term benefits and warranties of the components that make up a solar array.
Nearly all major components (solar panels, inverters, and racking) of solar systems have a minimum warranty of 10 years; some are even as long as 25 years.
Since solar arrays have no moving parts, manufacturers can be confident in the system's long-term performance.
Solar Panel Warranties: Protecting Your Panels for Decades
The solar panel warranty is especially important as the most expensive parts of a solar array are the solar panels (also called solar modules). Most solar panels have a workmanship warranty of 10 to 12 years and a performance warranty of 20 to 25 years. The workmanship warranty covers any material or workmanship defects, and the manufacturer may choose to repair or replace the product at their discretion.
The performance warranty protects against high degradation of solar module performance. Most manufacturers guarantee solar module performance to be 80-85% of the original performance at the end of the warranty period. The manufacturer may choose to repair or replace the product or reimburse for lost production.
Inverter Warranties: Ensuring Longevity and Performance
Inverter warranties are pivotal for your solar system's long-term reliability. These warranties cover crucial aspects of workmanship and materials, offering peace of mind that any defects will be addressed promptly.
Most solar inverters have a product warranty of 10 to 25 years. This warranty typically covers defects in workmanship and materials, and the inverter manufacturer may choose to repair the product (at their facility or on-site), issue a credit for the value of the product at the time of the defect, or replace the product.
Racking Warranties: Securing Your Solar System's Foundation
Racking warranties, often overlooked, play an essential role in your solar system's durability. With 10 to 20 years of warranties, they guarantee the structural integrity of your solar installation's foundation.
Most racking products provide a warranty on workmanship and material defects. The manufacturer may choose to repair or replace a defective product.
Navigating Issues: What To Do If a Problem Occurs
If you notice a problem with your system, contact your installer. We can provide service for all solar systems, not only those we installed. We work with product manufacturers to determine the appropriate solution.
Whether or not the issue is covered under warranty, we can assist with replacing or repairing the defective part.
We also cover the cost of labor and shipping for removing and replacing a defective part for customers within our 10-year workmanship warranty. Customers outside our workmanship warranty will be responsible for paying for labor and shipping.
Transferability and Moving: Your Warranties on the Go
Solar warranties are designed with flexibility in mind, allowing for warranty transfer with minimal hassle. This flexibility ensures that your solar investment remains protected, even if your circumstances change.
Most manufacturers allow a product warranty to be transferred to another owner at no cost; some even allow the products to be installed at another location.
It is important to contact your manufacturer for your particular situation.
Paradise Energy's Commitment: Beyond Standard Warranties
In addition to manufacturers' warranties, Paradise Energy offers a unique and comprehensive Triple Ten warranty.
If you have any other questions on solar array warranties, send us a message or call us at 866-349-4207.
The information above is general in nature. Manufacturer’s policies may vary.