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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.