WHAT ARE THE BEST SOLAR PANELS IN 2022?

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Ready to explore residential solar panel installation in 2022? Benefits of solar panels include boosted property value, reduced energy bills, and less harm to the environment than fossil fuels. Better yet, solar incentive programs can help you save money on your solar panel installation.

Ready to get started with one of the best solar providers near you? CAM Solar is here to help homeowners like you find the best solar panels for your property.

WHAT MAKES 2022 A GREAT YEAR TO GO SOLAR?
There is so much to love about adding solar to your home, and 2022 is an excellent year to do so. Here are some of the top reasons why homeowners are going solar, and corresponding benefits they’ll enjoy as a result!

1. LOWER ENERGY BILLS
By making the switch to solar, you’ll lock in your electricity costs for the life of your system, up to 25-30 years. This means you will enjoy immediate savings from your newfound efficiency, and you’ll also avoid paying more as inflation and other factors continue to drive up energy costs.

2. IMPRESSIVE INCENTIVES
In recent years, local and federal branches of the government have invested in solar rebates and incentives to help homeowners and businesses manage the cost of adding a solar PV system. A variety of state incentives are available in both Colorado and Texas—qualifying recipients can earn up to $1,000 in tax credits in addition to utility rebates, if available.

Federal incentives are also available, with a 26% tax credit opportunity for residential and commercial projects offered through the end of 2022. This rate is scheduled to decrease to 22% in 2023, and end completely for homeowners in 2024, meaning time is of the essence if you want the highest incentive possible.

3. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
Homeowners are increasingly aware of their home’s impact on their local community and the environment. By making the switch to solar, you’ll be able to lighten, or even completely eliminate, your reliance on traditional energy sources like natural gas that can be harmful to the environment.

THE BEST SOLAR PANEL BRANDS IN 2022

MISSION SOLAR PANELS

Mission was established in 2014 in San Antonio. Mission solar panels are American made and free from tariffs that apply to panels manufactured outside of the US. Mission has a high standard for their solar panels, with inspections performed internally throughout production as well as afterward by third parties to ensure that the final products reflect Mission’s dedication to quality.

Key benefits:

  • A variety of panels for both grid-tied and off-grid installations
  • 12-year product warranty and 25-year linear warranty
  • High solar efficiency, ranging from 18% and 19.53% depending on the product
  • Around $2.45 per watt (national average cost of solar panels with installation is $3.00 per watt)

HANWHA Q CELLS

Though headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Hanwha Q CELLS boasts the largest solar production facility in the Western Hemisphere in Dalton, Georgia. The company earned innovation awards in 2017 and 2018, and has a reputation for panels that provide exceptional performance. Their Q.ANTUM cell technology is known to function well in low light and high heat, which are often performance-reducing conditions.

Key benefits:

  • Hanwha Q offers solar panels to suit all preferences and applications, including the BLK line for those who prefer panels with some aesthetic flair
  • 12-year product warranty and 25-year linear warranty
  • Highly efficient, starting at 20% efficiency
  • Ranges between $2.30 and $2.49 per watt (national average cost of solar panels with installation is $3.00 per watt)

PANASONIC

The most established company on today’s list, Panasonic solar panels, offers some advantages over other brands. Innovations in their solar panel technology allow all Panasonic panels to enjoy reduced cell degradation over time, high performance under real-world conditions, and boosted energy efficiency ratings over the life of the system.

Key benefits:

  • Offers four types of solar panels for all applications
  • 25-year product warranty and 25-year linear warranty
  • Established as the brand with the highest efficiency ratings in the industry, Panasonic’s Black Series efficiency starts at 20%
  • Ranges between $2.40 and $3.02 (national average cost of solar panels with installation is $3.00 per watt)

CAM SOLAR IS THE BEST SOLAR INSTALLER NEAR YOU!

Unsure where to begin in deciding on the best solar panels for your Colorado or Texas home? Given the number of solar projects we’ve managed, our expert team knows how to install the best solar system for your home, answer your questions (check out our solar FAQ!), and help you get the best deal with solar offers and promotions.