With our residential solar system ratings, you can cut through all of the sales hype and find value. You could spend hour upon hour sorting through the brands and the claims of the various manufacturers but we have already done the work. We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.
Our top pick for a residential PV system comes from TESLA. The SOLAR ROOF systems are currently available in either textured or smooth tiles with tuscan and slate models soon to be released. The solar cells are virtually invisible from street level and are backed by a very good guarantee.
This brand offers basic monocrystalline panels that can be purchased directly from them. They sell all of the components of a system but do not have convenient kits. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
These packages are available for either grid tie or off grid applications. They are made in Turkey and are sold throughout Europe. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These kits are available in the USA. Their micro-inverter systems are available in sizes from 1 to 15 KW and are backed by a very good guarantee. They also offer backup power system kits. The kits can be purchased directly from their website.
This brand is a part of the CHINT GROUP. The kits are integrated rooftop grid connected systems to power the whole home and maybe even sell some back to the utility company. The guarantee on the modules is not very good when compared to other brands.
These systems are available in Europe. They offer both grid-tie and off-grid systems but the guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands.
This brand offers four sizes of residential kits. They are easy to install but their website is not much help and does not tell you how you can purchase them.
The CENTROPACK packages are grid-tie systems that have a good warranty on most of the parts of the system. The warranty on the solar panels themselves is not as good as some of the other brands.
You can continue to browse our alphabetical list of manufacturers but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.