JA Solar Panels Review – Are They The Right Choice?
If you’re considering JA Solar panels for your home, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind first.
Headquartered in Shanghai, China, JA Solar started in May 2005 and claim to be a Tier 1 world-leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power generation.
Key Benefits Claimed By JA Solar:
- Highly efficient panels produce up to 295W
- Positive power tolerance 0/+5W
- Certified to withstand high wind loads (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa)
- 10-year product quality guarantee and 10-25 year power output guarantee
With all these positives, JA Solar panels sound like a great option for your solar power system, however, there are three things you must consider first.
JA Solar panels offer panel efficiency rates of up to 18.04%, compared to the market leader which is up to 21%. While a lower efficiency brand of panel is usually cheaper, you will sacrifice some long-term return-on-investment by not going with the highest efficiency brand you can afford, so be sure to compare the lifetime value of JA Solar panels against other brands before making a final buying decision.
If your roof space is not too constricted, JA Solar panels are a cost efficient choice because you can fit enough panels on the roof to meet your power needs at a more reasonable price (compared to the higher efficiency panels previously mentioned). However, if your roof space is limited and you want to maximise your power production, JA Solar panels might not be the best choice for you. It’s important to keep in mind that solar is an investment first and foremost. Getting an accredited installer with experience in your local area to consult with you will help you understand what panels will provide the best return for your investment over the life of the system.
Even if you are already 100% decided on JA Solar, don’t be too hasty in accepting the first quote you receive. Different installers charge different prices, even for the same product. Installers all buy their products from different places, have different margins and offer varying levels of service. The price you are quoted, even for the exact same product, can vary by hundreds of dollars depending on who you talk to.
The best way to make sure you get the right panel for you at the best price is to compare quotes from Clean Energy Council accredited installers with experience in your area.
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