Warranty Information for Solar Products
The warranty may sound like the least interesting part of your solar system, but it is in fact one of the most important parts! We highly recommend that you fully research the warranty information of any solar product you intend to invest in. Many parts of a solar system are designed to last upwards of 10, 15 & 20 years. It is therefore wise for you to safeguard your investment with a long term, comprehensive and reliable warranty.
While some warranty elements are standard across most products, the devil is in the detail. Understanding the different types of warranties and what they offer can make a huge difference to the value of your investment.
Some of the most common and important types of warranty to understand are:
This type of warranty protects against the deterioration of the solar cells. This will generally be for a 25 year lifespan and broken down into expected performance over the first 10 and subsequent 15 years. This is often considered to be a weak form of warranty as the manufacturer can claim different causes for the degradation of the cells.
Product warranties are provided by the manufacturer, not the solar installer. This warranty covers issues with the material, workmanship and manufacturing of the product. Generally these warranties last at least 5 years and provide better protection than the performance warranty.
One of the most common faults of a solar system will come from the inverter. It is therefore important to have a good, long term warranty for your inverter. These will generally include a 5 year warranty with the option to extend. We always recommend that you purchase an extension.
You can download the manufacturer’s Warranty Terms on this page. These warranty files contain all the important terms and conditions that you need to know. If you have an issue with a product or wish to make a warranty application, please contact the applicable manufacturer. They provide support via their customer service number.
We have warranty information for all the leading solar panels, inverters and battery storage systems. Solar Run also provides product reviews for all the major brands like Eging, Q Cells, Sungrow, SolarEdge and Tesla.