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Best Solar Panels 2023

Last updated 04/21/2023

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Key Points

  • Hanwha Q Cells, REC Alpha Pure, Panasonic EverVolt, Silfab, and SunPower A-Series are the best panels on the market.
  • The price per panel of most of these averaged around $300.
  • The best panels come standard with a 25-year performance warranty.
  • Monocrystalline solar cells are more efficient than polycrystalline types.

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Best Solar Panels FAQs

  • We recommend the Hanwha Q Cells, REC Alpha Pure, Silfab, and SunPower A-Series. These solar panels have similar warranty, efficiency, and materials stats. Except for the SunPower panels, the price per panel averaged around $300. 

  • Silfab has three solar panel factories in the U.S., Panasonic solar panels have a factory in Buffalo, New York, and Hanwha has a factory in Irvine, California. All these manufacturers also have factories elsewhere, such as in Malaysia and South Korea. REC and SunPower have U.S. offices but no stateside manufacturing.

  • SunPower panels boast some of the highest efficiency levels, reaching up to 22.8%. With these solar panels, you can maximize solar output even with a small roof.

  • LONGi and JinkoSolar are two of the largest global solar manufacturers. In the U.S., the largest solar panel manufacturer is First Solar.

  • All of the solar panels listed are dependable and have an industry-standard 25-year warranty to ensure a long lifespan. However, the amount of energy generated by a homeowner’s solar panels can vary based on how much sunlight is available in a specific location.

  • The best solar panels for RVs are different than solar panels for homes. These panels will be lighter, more portable, and cheaper than the solar panels for your home.

  • Cheap panels will not be the most efficient. Luckily, there are several ways to decrease solar panel costs. The federal solar tax credit and  state incentives and rebates can save thousands of dollars on the total price of a solar array. If buying or financing solar panels isn’t in the budget, consider leasing or a power purchase agreement (PPA). Complete the form to discover if solar makes financial sense for you.

  • Solar is a great investment in 2023. Given the high cost of electricity across the U.S., solar provides price stability to many households. Even with high interest rates and a high upfront cost, solar energy could be cheaper in the long term. You can also save thousands when you invest in solar thanks to the extended 30% federal tax credit. Depending on where you live, your state or municipality may offer incentives to further lower the upfront cost of solar.

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