Solar panel warranties

The Best 2024 Guide for Solar Panel Warranties & Performance Guarantees

Hey there, folks!

So, you’ve taken the plunge into the wonderful world of solar energy, huh?

Smart move.

But let’s talk about something crucial: solar panel warranties.

Now, these babies are like your safety net, your shield against unexpected hiccups in your solar journey. But hey, I get it, comparing warranties? It’s like trying to decode hieroglyphics sometimes.

But hey, fear not! We are here to make things easier for you. Sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of solar warranties.

Trust me, by the time we’re done, you’ll be a warranty-wizard. Let’s roll! 🌞🔋

Understanding the importance of Solar Panel Warranties:

Warranties? Oh, they’re like the gold seal of approval for a product, a badge that says, “Hey, we stand by our stuff.”

You see, when a company slaps a sweet warranty on something, it’s a sign that they’ve got confidence in what they’re putting out there. And let’s face it, with solar panels, we’re talking top-tier quality.

Now, don’t get me wrong, solar panels are built tough.

These babies are designed to take a beating from Mother Nature (Hail, Wind, Rain, Heat and Snow) and still keep on shining for decades.

But hey, even the best of the best can have a hiccup now and then. That’s where warranties swoop in like your friendly neighborhood superhero.

Picture this: you’ve made a investment in solar panels. It’s your ticket to a greener, saving money, and a more sustainable future.

Having that warranty? It’s like having a safety net.

If anything goes sideways with your system, you’ve got a lifeline. Sure, sorting out any kinks might take a little bit of time, but hey, knowing you’ve got that coverage? That’s priceless peace of mind.


Types of Solar Panel Warranties:

When we install your solar panels, you are backed by multiple different warranties to cover your solar panels, and batteries. Let’s take a deeper dive into what warranties you get when you work with us here at Defined Solar!

Product Warranty:

Let’s talk about the golden ticket of solar ownership. This bad boy ensures that if your panels decide to throw a tantrum due to some material or craftsmanship gremlin, you’re covered.

Now, how long does this magical shield last? Well, it varies, my friend. But in the solar realm, we’re talking a minimum of 25 years of warranty love depending on which solar panel, and inverter you decide to go with!

Yep, you heard me right. Some brands out there are offering you a quarter-century of peace of mind. So why settle for a decade when you can have solar peace of mind for decades? 🌞🔧

Installation Warranty:

The cherry on top of the solar sundae: installation warranties.

Picture this: you’ve got your shiny new solar panels, but what about the whole shebang—the racking, the wiring, the whole kit and caboodle? That’s where the installation warranty swoops in like a caped superhero.

Now, your manufacturer warranty, it’s like your solar panel bodyguard, tackling issues like material hiccups and power output snafus. But the installation warranty?

That’s the big kahuna, covering everything from the panels to the nitty-gritty of the system’s guts—the racking, the wiring, you name it.

Now, how long does this Installation warranty last? Well, here at Defined Solar we offer a whopping 40 years workmanship warranty on the solar panel installation. And here’s a pro tip: if you want the cream of the crop, our installation crew is NABCEP certified, K2 Pro Certified, Enphase Silver Certified, Unirac Gold Certified Master Installer, Omnidian Certified & Audited, Meyer Burger Pro Certified Installer, REC Pro Trust Certified and more!

Now that’s what I call solar peace of mind! 🌞💪

Roof Penetration Warranty:

Listen up, folks, because this is where we separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.

You see, when it comes to standing behind our work, we go the extra mile—heck, we go the extra marathon. How do we do it? With our exclusive 10-year roof penetration warranty.

That’s right, we’re not just talking about covering your solar gear; we’re talking about protecting your roof like it’s our own. Picture this: if there’s a leak within three inches of where we’ve mounted your solar setup, and it’s because of our handiwork, consider it on us to fix it up.

We’re not just here to install solar panels; we’re here to give you peace of mind.

So, when you choose us, you’re not just getting a solar solution; you’re getting a promise—a promise that we’ve got your back, every step of the way.

Solar Performance Plan & Cashback Guarantee’s on Performance:

Okay cool, we talked about your warranties… But what about a Guarantee on the performance of the panels?

You see, when you’re powering your home with solar panels, you’re not just looking for any old solution; you’re looking for the best of the best.

And that’s where we team up with Omnidian, a third-party powerhouse that takes solar peace of mind to a whole new level.

So, what’s the deal with Omnidian, you ask?

Well, buckle up, because they’ve got some serious perks in store for you:

First off, we’re talking a jaw-dropping 95% cash-back energy guarantee on energy production. That’s right, if your solar system doesn’t live up to expectations, Omnidian’s got your back and will send you a check at the end of the year if production falls short due to weather, servicing, etc.

But wait, there’s more!

How about a 100% covered maintenance program? Yeah, Omnidian offers that in addition to that too. No need to stress about upkeep; they’ve got you covered from sunrise to sunset.

And when those inevitable questions or hiccups pop up, who you gonna call? That’s right, Omnidian’s 24/7 technical support team is there to save the day.

But it doesn’t stop there, folks. Omnidian‘s proactive service dispatch team is like your solar superheroes, swooping in to save the day before you even realize there’s a problem.

And here’s the kicker: Omnidian isn’t just an add-on; they’re the icing on the cake. They’re a third-party company that offers additional coverage outside of our company, giving you the ultimate peace of mind.

So, fellow Texans, kick back, relax, and soak up that sweet Texas sunshine, because with Omnidian by your side, you’re in good hands. 🤠

How to Keep Your Solar Panel Warranties Valid:

Alright, let’s talk how to keep your solar panel warranties alive and well!

Top-tier brands? They’ve got you covered with some pretty exceptional warranties. But, and here’s the kicker, you gotta make sure you’re playing by the rules to keep that coverage intact. Here are some common scenarios that could send your warranty packing:

First up, trying to be a hero and installing those panels yourself? Yeah, not the best move. Many manufacturers insist on pro installation for that warranty safety net. So, even if you nail that DIY setup, you might find your warranty waving bye-bye.

Oh, and speaking of alterations, if you start messing with your solar system without a pro’s touch—like adding extra panels or tinkering with a battery setup—yeah, that could kiss your warranty goodbye too. If it isn’t set up by the same company who installed your system.

However, there are work around, like installing more panels and connecting your new batteries to the NEW system. You would now have two different systems operating at your house and keep those awesome warranties intact.

Solar Panel Cleaning:

Now, onto cleaning.

You’ve gotta treat those panels right, folks. No abrasive tools or harsh chemicals allowed. Stick to soft brushes and squeegees to avoid scratching. And hey, don’t forget to give ’em a scrub-down at least twice a year, especially if you’re in a dusty area.

And here’s a pro tip: keep an eye out for any warning signs of damage. If something seems off, don’t wait around.

Report it ASAP to avoid bigger problems down the road. Oh, and those energy monitoring systems in your inverters? They’re not just for show; they can clue you in on sneaky issues before they become big headaches.

Now, sure, solar panels might take a bit of a productivity hit in winter or on cloudy days, but if you’re seeing major power hiccups on sunny days? Yeah, that’s a red flag.

Time to ring up your installer for a check-up.

So, remember, folks, while those warranties are sweet, you’ve gotta play by the rules to keep ’em intact. Follow these tips, and you’ll be soaking up that solar goodness worry-free.

How Much do Solar Panel Warranties Cost?

A big fat $0.

You read that right…. When you work with reputable and certified solar panel installation companies like us, you get all those awesome warranties for free!

Yes, even Omnidian 🙂 Here at Defined Solar, we give you 2-years of Omnidian protection for free, with the option to extend it out to 10 years for a little extra!

Our closing thoughts

Now, while solar panels are built to last and are pretty low maintenance, having a sturdy warranty is like adding an extra layer of armor to your solar journey.

But here’s the key: when you’re picking out who’s gonna install your solar setup, you’ve gotta choose wisely. Opting for a reputable installer with a warranty tailored to your needs? That’s the smart move.

So, if you’re ready to take the leap into solar, why not reach out to us?

We’ll make sure you’re set up with top-notch panels and a warranty that’ll keep you smiling for years to come.

Let’s chat about installing solar panels and set you on the path to a brighter, greener future! 🌞💡

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