Qcells, Silfab, JA top SolarReviews 2024 solar panel ranking

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SolarReviews released its annual solar panel brand ranking list, and Qcells has been crowned the top solar panel brand for the second year in a row.

“2023 was an interesting year for solar,” said Andy Sendy, president of SolarReviews, “with rising interest rates and changes to major state solar policies altering the industry landscape. It’s more important than ever that homeowners and installers have access to trustworthy information about investing in solar.”

Details around the ranking list can be found here, but here is a quick snapshot of the top 2024 solar panel brands:

  1. Qcells
  2. Silfab Solar
  3. JA Solar
  4. Jinko Solar
  5. Canadian Solar
  6. Longi
  7. Panasonic
  8. REC
  9. Maxeon
  10. SEG

Qcells coming in at #1 is becoming old hat. Why Qcells?

Qcells secures the top spot in our 2024 rankings of the best solar panels for good reason. The cutting-edge Q.TRON panels stand out as the brand’s highest-performing module, with a maximum efficiency rating of 22.0%! Qcells was voted the best overall solar panel brand with an Elite rating from SolarReviews’ experts. Qcells panels have efficiency ratings up to 22.5%.

Beyond performance, Qcells boasts a stellar reputation and has committed to investing in domestic solar manufacturing despite being a South Korena company. Even better? Qcells panels are reasonably priced.

Whether you opt for the powerful Q.TRON panels or the reliable Q.PEAK DUO series, Qcells offers panels that will meet your needs. All Qcells panels come with 25-year product and performance warranties. Because parent company Hanwha is profitable, you can trust it’ll be around to honor the warranty down the line.  

Silfab Solar jumping from #7 last year to #2 — and leap-frogging several global PV brands — is definitely notable. Silfab Solar is a North America-based company that has manufacturing sites in the state of Washington and Canada, and is expanding its U.S. footprint to add 1 GW of America-made cell production and another 1.3 GWs of module production at a new South Carolina facility this year.

“Silfab Solar is honored to be awarded the Number 2 Best Solar Panel Manufacturer for 2024. Our significant rise in the ranking is a testament to Silfab’s long and successful made-in-America production of high-performing, durable solar modules,” said Paolo Maccario, Silfab President and CEO. “For decades, Silfab’s core philosophy is to utilize best-in-class technology and superior quality control to deliver clean energy for residential and commercial customers. As we expand our USA manufacturing footprint, Silfab looks forward to earning more honors from Solar Reviews as well as the continued customer trust we strive for every day.”

The Solar Panel Manufacturer Scoring System analyzed hundreds of data points drawn from solar panel spec sheets, company financial statements, and state-level government statistics to score each solar panel brand. The ranking covers diverse factors, including each panel’s overall value, module quality, warranty, and the manufacturer’s financial strength and investment in the U.S. market.

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