The Solar Panels We Use
There are several. crucial components that go into a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. But none are more important than the solar panels themselves.
That’s because the PV panels you choose are:
- Responsible for converting sunshine into electricity.
- Expected to continue doing so for decades to come.
This is why careful consideration should go into whatever PV panels you ultimately install on your home. In addition to being the most expensive component of your system, your panels are also the most exposed and visible aspect of your installation.
So you want PV modules that are affordable, aesthetically pleasing, and durable enough to withstand the elements.
This is true no matter where you live.
But in Florida, there are some additional variables that should factor into your decision-making.
The Best Solar Panels for Sunny Florida
At Capital Construction & Development, we’ve worked with a wide range of PV panel technologies. And below are just some of the challenges (and opportunities) we’ve faced in Florida – our primary service area.
Florida is blessed with tons of year-round sunshine. And we’re constantly on the lookout for solar panels that allow our customers to capture every ounce of potential energy.
As such, we only use high-efficiency modules that are up to the task. Otherwise, our clients are leaving “savings” on the table.
PV panel performance degrades as the temperature increases. So we only work with solar modules with a low enough energy-temperature coefficient to guarantee continuous output – even as the weather warms up.
Most PV panels are designed for temperate climates with mild precipitation. But given Florida’s notorious hurricane season, we can only use modules that can withstand the worst that Mother Nature has to offer.
This includes the usual culprits, like wind, rain, and even hail. But it also includes saltwater evaporation, which can lead to rapid corrosion.
What Solar Panels Do We Use for Our Florida Installations?
After extensive research, we’ve settled on 2 high-quality solar panel technologies that never disappoint – Hanwha Q Cells and Mission Solar.
Why We Use Hanwha Q Cells
Because Q Cells are manufactured in South Korea and Germany, these solar panels benefit from the ultimate in engineering. And thanks to their innovative design, Hanwha Q Cells deliver the perfect blend of cost, performance, and durability.
Why We Use Mission Solar Panels
For those who want American-made PV components, Texas-based Mission Solar is the clear winner. These panels consistently outperform other modules in the same class – both foreign and domestic. And when it comes to pricing and resilience, Mission Solar is on par with anything Hanwha has to offer.
Need Help Finding the Right Solar Panels for Your Home?
If you’re not sure which solar panel technology is right for you, we’re here to help.
After analyzing your property and electricity consumption, our team of solar experts can recommend the most appropriate panel option for your:
- Electricity needs
- Environmental goals
- Financial budget
Because of its abundant sunshine, Florida is an ideal market for going solar. But careful thought must go into which panels you choose. Discover what we use (and why).