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3 Things to Consider When Going Solar?

July 10, 2019

Are you thinking about joining the millions of people who have already switched to solar energy? The motivation for each homeowner may be a little different. Some hope to reduce their electric bills, increase property value, generate a profit, protect against rising energy costs and, still, others do it for environmental reasons such as reducing carbon emissions. No matter your reasons, there are some things to consider while making the decision to switch to solar energy.

As a smart consumer, chances are you are doing your research, weighing many pros and cons, and conducting your online searches. Here are a few aspects that you may want to consider when making the move to going solar.

Roofing: Structure, Direction & Shade

Take a close look at your roof. What direction is it facing? Does it get a fair amount of direct sunlight throughout the day? Are there trees surrounding your house that cast a shade over the roof? How structurally sound is your roof? What is the age of your roof? These are all good questions to think about since the solar panels will need direct sunlight to harness the power of the sun. If your roof is older, you may want to have a new roof installed as solar energy panels last over 25 years. You really don’t want your roof to start to go when your panels are still working fine.


Performance and Efficiency

BlueSel offers the highest quality panels in the industry. The Maxeon Technology used in SunPower panels allows for 30% more efficiency than other panels on the market. Maxeon cells are different in that they have a copper foundation or backing, which not only adds strength but also allows for optimal power conversion. This makes our panels 30% more efficient than conventional panels. This technology also offers a unique light-trapping surface that can grab more light and thus more power. If you live near the coast and often deal with salty air or the ravages of Mother Nature, know that our panel’s solid copper backing is non-corrosive, which is an important factor.

Product Warranty

25 year sunpower complete confidenceJust like with any other appliance you buy for your home, you should always compare warranties. Our product is warranted for 25 years and includes equipment modules and power production of panels. We also offer a 10-year workmanship warranty. Look closely at the fine print because many solar panels are not completely covered or have shorter terms.

Choosing to go solar is a big decision that will have positive impacts in so many aspects of your life. Don’t take our word for it. Check out the rankings of SunPower by BlueSel in both Consumer Affairs and Earth 911. Our panels rank at the top for warranty, efficiency, technology, customer service, and overall performance. Contact BlueSel today at 781-281-8130, or visit our website.