3 Things to Look for in Solar Panels

There are many solar panels available on the market. Many promise different results, from cheaper prices to better aesthetics. What factors should you consider when choosing a solar provider? These are the three main factors: efficiency, durability, and warranty.


Our solar panels have no metal gridlines on the top, unlike other traditional solar cells. This means that each solar cell has ample space to reflect more light than visible light rays, such as ultraviolet or infrared.

ESD Solar also uses interdigitated back contact technology. This means that all the wires carrying the electricity from each solar panel’s cells are attached to the back. This prevents shading and allows solar panels to generate more energy even in poor weather. ESD Solar’s technology is more efficient than traditional solar panels due to its strategic design.


ESD’s solar panels are not only efficient but also designed with durability in mind. Our solar panels have a copper backing that resists corrosion and weathering. This is crucial because solar panels are placed on roofs and can be exposed to extreme weather and temperature changes. All solar panels will eventually become less efficient with time due to exposure to the elements. However, the rate at which solar panels are degrading can vary greatly from one provider to another. For a conventional solar panel, this reduction of power output happens at an average rate of 0.5% per year. Solar panels, however, degrade slower at 0.25 percent. This is a significant difference that illustrates how durable ESD’s solar panel panels are.


All warranties are not created equal. Homeowners should consider more than the number of years that a solar system is covered to determine the true value of a warranty. Some warranties only cover the material, but not the loss or interruption of power production. You may also find parts from different manufacturers. This leaves you with many warranties to choose from. ESD Solar provides the best comprehensive warranty in the industry. It covers both product and power. ESD Solar stands behind the whole solar system and not just the panels. ESD Solar is the only company that can fix any problem in the unlikely event of something going wrong.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD Solar offers knowledgeable and efficient solar panel installation in Dayton Ohio! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!