RSS FEED | CONTACT | HOME
solar energy

Solar Panel Price Comparison

Find updated solar panel price comparisons for leading brands Kyocera, BP Solar and Sharp

solar panel price comparison


When considering the purchase of solar panels or a solar system it is important that you take the time to perform research and learn as much as possible about the product(s) you will be purchasing.

Purchasing a solar power system is a huge expense so you need to be sure that you match system size, product features, quality and performance to your available budget.

Solar panel research can easily be done using the internet. You can search for solar panel reviews and then read about various panel manufacturers as well as the specifics of various solar panels. Some product reviews refer to a specific brand, manufacturer, and model. The best reviews provide you with a comparison of solar panels from several manufacturers. Many use charts that allow you to immediately compare the wattage ratings, efficiency ratings, voltage, material composition and price at the same time.

Many solar panel reviews provide information to allow you the ability to compare the quality of different manufacturer's brands and models. The internet is a great first step in narrowing down your choices. It is important to remember that manufacturers are not all equal in quality or value. The quality of the materials that go into their products can vary considerably as can pricing.The cost of solar panels and installing a complete solar array (system) can be a showstopper for many people. After you conduct some comparison pricing, you may determine that installation of a solar power system is not an affordable option.

Some of the considerations in making a smart choice in solar panel selection include:

  • Output wattage ratings
  • Peak Efficiency ratings
  • Temperature ratings
  • Size: length, width, thickness (depth) and weight!
  • Series fuse ratings
  • Power tolerance ranges
  • Minimum and maximum system voltages
  • Panel certifications are required if you want to be approved for state or federal rebates. Several states maintain a set of standards that all solar panels must meet. Standards may vary from state to state.
  • The material type: PV mono-crystalline or thin-film amorphous silicon panels. PV mono-crystalline panels generally have higher efficiency ratings. This is important if your roof or ground space is limited. The less space you have the more efficient a panel you will require so you can use fewer panels.
  • Warranties. Power output and workmanship warranties. Although panels are maintenance free and have few controls you want to ensure your warranty will cover the life of your panels.

Below is the cost of solar panels price comparison from top manufacturers Kyocera, BP Solar and Sharp.


Solar Panel Price Comparison

Kyocera Solar Panels

ModelWattsVoltsPrice
KC 130TM

KD 135GX-LP

KD 185GX-LPU

KD 205GX-LP

KD 210GX-LPU

KC 40T

KC 50T

KC 65T

KC 85T

KC 16T

130

135

185

205

210

40

50

65

85

16

12

12

23.6

26.6

17.9

17.9

16.7

17.4

17.4

17.4

$640

$461

$498

$560

$590

$236

$276

$356

$450

$100



BP Solar Panels

ModelWattsVoltsPrice
BP SX-3195B

BP SX-3190B

BP SX3175N

BP 175B 175

BP 3140J

BP 3125J

BP 3115J

BP 380J

BP 375J

BP 365J

BP 350J

BP 340J

BP SX-330J

BP SX-320M

BP SX-320J

BP SX-310J

195

190

175

175

140

125

115

80

75

65

50

40

30

20

20

10

16

16

24

24

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

$730

$605

$474

$600

$610

$565

$490

$380

$345

$355

$295

$250

$205

$140

$150

$95



Sharp Solar Panels

ModelWattsVoltsPrice
Sharp 80

Sharp 123

Sharp 130

Sharp 142

Sharp 165

Sharp 167

Sharp 170

Sharp 175

Sharp 176

Sharp 180

Sharp 187

Sharp 198

Sharp ND-216U2

Sharp ND 224UC1

Sharp ND-224U1F

80

123

130

142

165

167

170

170

176

180

187

198

224

224

224

17.1

17.2

21.9

20

34.6

22.97

34.8

35.4

23.42

35.86

28.9

26.3

36.6

29.3

36.6

$350

$500

$592

$704

$745

$892

$499

$523

$565

$538

$850

$649

$708

$631

$780

All the prices above were quoted as of September, 2010. Please complete your own solar panel price comparison to ensure the most up to date, current pricing and general information before making a decision. The solar industry is a rapidly changing industry. Prices, power output, efficiency ratings, quality and options change frequently.

More On Solar Panels


 



Return from Solar Panel Price Comparison to Building Solar Panels
Return from Solar Panel Price Comparison to Solar For Energy Home





More On Solar Panels




 





Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

| Homepage | About us | Disclaimer and privacy policy |Contact us |

Copyright© 2009-2011. All rights reserved. Please read our disclaimer before using this site.

counter in iweb


Return to top

Return to top
Copyright© 2009. All rights reserved.