The Best Solar Panel or The Most Powerful?

The Best Solar Panel or The Most Powerful?

ME Green Team |

If you're on the hunt for the best solar panel, then you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll explain why the best isn't necessarily the most powerful. The solar market has made huge strides in recent years, both in terms of technology and performance. Today, it's not uncommon to find panels boasting record power ratings.

The most powerful panels on the market:

  • Among the most powerful panels on the market are Trina Solar's Vertex with 580 peak watts, BIS Hall's Duplex with 500 peak watts, and Duel Sons' Flash, also with 500 peak watts.

Power doesn't necessarily mean the best:

  • It's a perfectly normal reflex: when we want to make a purchase, we tend to go for the product with the highest wattage. But when it comes to solar panels, the logic isn't necessarily the same. The sizing of your solar system should be based on your needs, not on the power of your panels.

Sizing to suit your needs:

  • Let's take an example to make things clearer. Imagine you need to produce 3000 kWh. In this case, it could be six 500 watt-peak panels or eight 375 watt-peak panels. In other words, it doesn't make much difference.

    Inverter compatibility:

    • But what you need to keep an even closer eye on is inverter compatibility. If you opt for a centralized model, then you won't have any problems. On the other hand, this can be a problem if you're hoping to buy microinverters. New inverter models have a maximum input power of 480 watts for 8M and 440 watts for more. So they won't be compatible with 500-watt panels.

      The bottom line is that the most powerful solar panel isn't necessarily the best one for you. We advise you to choose a model with a good yield and a good linear warranty. But when it comes to power, you'll need to think about a number of aspects, such as the space available on your roof and, above all, the type of inverter you want to combine with it.

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