Best solar panels to use, best brand of solar panels for value vs. efficiency, based on a short interview with Dan Yechout of Namasta Solar
- SunPower and Sanyo solar panels are two high efficiency and high end brands which means you get the most power per square foot but also the highest cost per watt. SunPower is preferred by many buyers because they are completely black in color all-black and blend in nicely, they don’t have silver strips or noticeable lines.
- Sharp and Kyocera solar panels are lower efficiency and lower cost solar panels which may be good if you are not limited by space. Sharp has a new racking system called SRS (solar racking system) which is easier to mount and more aesthetically pleasing but less flexible.
Best solar Inverters to use with different brands of solar panels, based on a short interview with Dan Yechout of Namasta Solar
- Sun Power – has their own line of inverters because their panels have reverse polarity (are positive grounded) they get inverters from original equipment manufacturers (OEM) inverters from Xantrex or SMA.
- For Sharp and Kyocera solar panels SMA and Fronius are preferred based on reliability in the field and high efficiency