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Top 10 Solar Panel Manufacturers in USA

If you are planning to install a home solar energy system, the first item that you will need are Photovoltaic or PV panels. The panels are key in collecting the sun’s energy and converting it into an electric charge.

There are 2 ways how you can get your hands on the solar panels.

If you are on a budget, you can actually source for individual solar cells and solder them together to make a solar panel. Do keep in mind that this is a very tedious and time consuming method.

The second method is a faster approach therefore costlier by buying new solar panel from manufacturers.

You don’t purchase the PV panels from the manufacturers per se, usually you have to go through their dealers or distributors.

Who are these solar panel manufacturers?

The following is the list of Top 10 Solar Panel Manufacturers in the USA.

1) SunPerfect


SunPerfect Solar, Inc is a turnkey, full-service, solar manufacturing and engineering company based in Silicon Valley, California.

SunPerfect makes Monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin film solar products.

2) Sunpreme


Sunpreme is a relatively new six year old company rapidly transitioning from a start-up to a growth phase global enterprise.

Their R&D Center is located in Sunnyvale, CA.

Sunpreme’s symmetrical Bifacial glass panels are visually appealing even from the underside looking up, while delivering PV power at the highest levels.

3) Suniva


Suniva is a company based in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan.

Suniva offer solar solution for residential, commercial, government and also micro-utility needs.

4) EcoSolargy


EcoSolargy is a full-service solar solutions provider headquartered in Irvine, California.

The company started at as a solar panel (PV) manufacturer, ecoSolargy has grown into a comprehensive solar solutions provider.

5) Andalay Solar


Andalay Solar headquarter is located at Berkeley, CA.

The solar panels made by Andalay Solar have a very special feature.

The panels have precise alignment resulting from the integrated racking and splice system.

This enables electrical wiring to be automated using plug & play connections that are formed as panels are mechanically interlocked.

6) SunPower


SunPower is an old and reputable company started back in 1985. The company’s global headquarters based in Silicon Valley.

Impressively, SunPower has more than 200 patents for solar technology!

7) BeamReach Solar


BeamReach Solar is based in Milpitas, CA.

The company is developing crystalline silicon based PV panels that offer the performance, quality, reliability, and sustainability of the best silicon-based PV panels.

8) First Solar


First Solar is a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions.

It’s global headquarter is located at Tempe, Arizona.

9) Grape Solar


Grape Solar is based at Eugene, OR.

The company offers small off-grid kits for RVs, boats, remote cabins, emergency backup, disaster preparedness etc.

10) Kyocera Solar


Kyocera Solar Energy Group is located in Scottsdale, AZ.


By | 2016-12-03T19:49:47+00:00 January 12th, 2009|Solar Panel Manufacturers|21 Comments

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  3. dinesh March 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    i am B.E fresher canditate .iam interested in solar plant and solar panel manufacturing . i want learn and make an industry can you help me to learn and tell me where i have to learn.

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  5. Anthony December 13, 2010 at 4:12 am

    This is great! But sir, pplease, how can we get catalog for different solar panel manufactures in the USA? Your reply is highly valuable to us. thanks.

  6. Gregory L. Smith March 16, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I am developing a not for profit organization in Oklahoma designed to provide support and marketing as well as factual support for alternative energy in Oklahoma and throughout the Southwest. My goal is to get America serious about solar energy as a means to be economically free from Utilities, to support the advantages of Solar or Wind where it makes better economic sense and land isn’t a factor, and other systems for getting off of the grid, reducing the need for noxious oil and coal pollution and natural gas use as a transport fuel instead of a power for electricity fuel as a long term goal. Naturally, all fuels have value, but their danger of use and their problematic issues lead me to believe that Solar, WInd and in some cases, Geothermal are serious substitutes for Gasoline, coal and oil processes and burning. If you want to support my organization or need support from me for a blog or information commentary on Facebook, you can contact me at L.Smith or email at
    I also speak against nuclear when the facts support that stand. It is a useful source, but is not cost effective and does not equate to solar for long term benefits or hidden costs or dangers, as we have seen this week in Japan…
    Thanks for the top ten list. I promote American businesses first…

  7. Roberto March 18, 2011 at 1:58 am

    No doubt this is an excellent website,with some great information,regarding solar technology.I’m interesting in representing an American company that manufactures solar generators,along with other solar products,for Puerto Rico, all the Caribbean and Virgin Islands,and possibly South America.I’m not interested in the Chinese,European,or any other foreign companies,at this moment.No offense, but I prefer American companies,because of the proximity of the location, language,quality of workmanship and products, excellent customer service along with great technical support,among other things.And since I live in the Caribbean,where we usually have the best weather conditions all year long, in terms of having more sunny days most of the time.This of course, would be to your advantage,in many other ways that you can imagine,especially since there are alot of pharmaceutical manufacturing companies,and other industrial companies that could benefit from your solar products to bring down their own electrical costs,including wind technology as well.I finally hope that America finally wakes up,and realizes that this is the correct path to take,and starts investing more in new and better research for all these solar products coming out on the market today,and becomes the leader in this field.The technology is out there. We just have to do some serious brain storming,and learn to harness, develop, and create better solar and wind technologies, and rely less on foreign oil,and nuclear power,which is both costly,and very toxic and dangerous to our health, especially now,in the tragic aftermath of the sunami waves that has killed so many innocent lives in Japan,and caused alot of destruction. That is precisely, why we have to have better and reliable solar generators and other solar industrial products,for emergencies, especially in having to deal with all these climatic and environmental problems,and other unforeseen events that are starting to affect planet earth.Feel free to email me,and share any good thoughts and ideas with me.Thank you for sharing this information and hope to hear from any of your solar companies.

  8. Fernando Tapia March 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Great website. I am just curious why The :Largest USA Solar Module Manufacturer in the USA is not listed. Solar World with 500MW of manufacturing capacity in Hillsboro, OR and Camarillo, CA are not listed. Solar World offers Mono and Poly Crystal Solar Panels of the highest US Made Quality available in the market today. Please take a look at

  9. Chad Hearring June 4, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Hello, I am a young inventor who has a design for a more efficient solar cell. My design takes in almost twice as much as any thing else on the market!! I am looking for a American company to take my design and make our earth a better place, and make a little money in the process. I am not just telling stories here , this works and this is the first time I have made my concept available. If there is a good honest company out there , here I am and contact me any time ! Thank you Chad

  10. piter jonz July 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I want use from solar panel in home, factory and office.
    please suggest me the best selection for use from solar panel and them junction in installation.

  11. Gordon August 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    After looking at your page, it is not in align with the top engineers in solar that have been writing papers.

    To many to count say “stay away from Kyocera equipment” due to the problems, I can only suspect that you are light weights in your analysis crew.

  12. Kabir August 22, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I am a PhD student, doing research on targeted drug delivery (DDS) of cancer using solar cell. I am looking for biodegradble solar cells for my research. Please provide how can I buy them or anyt other way I can manage to continue my reserch. As per as I Know Biosolar cell, CA, make some of them . But it is very to contact them.

  13. Jacqueline Donker September 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Dear mr,

    We would like to know if you are sending solar panels to the Caribbean? Curacao in this case!

    We are going to build a house and from the Netherlands is too far to the chip to speed!

    We want to know the cost of the panels and how to calculation panels as you want?

    We also look at whether we are for our business (painting and construction) it is possible that as a product to sell on the island if it allows conversations in the finances of the people!

    Hopefully you have given this enough information I wait for your antworrdt!

    Jacqueline Donker

  14. Rod Jenkins September 8, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I need to find a USA manufacturer of commercial grade solar panles / systems for very large international project. Only USA tech and US owned.

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  17. Emmanuel Fabella February 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Please don’t take this the wrong way but is this an updated list as of February, 2012?

    What do you think about Solaria based in Fremont, CA? I think they’re a $-billion company but not publicly traded.

    I also don’t see First Solar on your list, although they’re worth about $4 billion and is publicly traded.

    In response to an earlier post from someone else, I suspect you didn’t list SolarWorld because it is a German Company although I think their biggest manufacturing plant is in the U.S.

  18. Mrpant February 19, 2012 at 3:48 am

    This website looks informative. We are a leading clean-tech consulting company in India, also organized fair and market products, panels. Are there some companies interested for the same ? Could you please do put my information to prospective?

  19. Yusuf April 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Nice website about solar panels. I think there should be more good company for solar panels and panels also should be cheap so that people can easily install solar panels any any houseproud tools.

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    KLMS North American Trading Inc. Is our successful company for more than 12 years. We r interested to now the names for best solar energy units for different applications. We want to be an agent for a high quality,after sales support and price, as we have right now high volume demand. Thanks

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