What is the best solar system for a house?

It’s hard for us to come up with a one-size-fits-all answer to this question because each homeowner has their own specific set of needs and circumstances. However, one way to analyze the “best” solar system is to discuss the most powerful and efficient panels available.

Based on efficiency, the best solar panels available today are available from SunPower and LG, as both of these companies produce solar panels that meet or exceed 22% efficiency. This means that these panels are able to convert more sunlight into energy than the typical solar panel, which has an efficiency rating somewhere between 15% and 20%.

Who makes the most powerful solar panel on the market today? The Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar announced in 2020 that they are now producing two different models of solar panels with power outputs of 500 watts. Considering the fact that the typical residential solar panel produces 250 to 400 watts, this is obviously a major increase in capacity.

Overall though, the best solar system for a house is a system that’s custom-designed for your location and needs. This article from the U.S. Department of Energy is an excellent resource along these lines, as it breaks down some of the major determining factors for planning your home solar system.

To figure out what is the best solar system for you, you’ll need to analyze how efficient your home is, consider the solar potential of your location, determine your energy needs, and more. Or, you can contact LGCY Power and ask one of our Energy Consultants to help you find the best solar system for your home.