SolarReviews 2023 module rankings: Qcells, Canadian Solar take top spots


Consumer solar marketplace SolarReviews released its annual solar panel rankings this week, elevating Qcells and Canadian Solar to the top spots. SolarReviews developed an objective ranking system to evaluate the top solar panels on the market each year, and in 2023, Qcells and Canadian Solar stand out for “product reliability in terms of solar performance and their financial strength.”

Maxeon (SunPower), REC Group and Jinko Solar round out the top 5. You can view the full rankings here, which are complete with “what’s good” and “what’s not-so-good” commentary.

“2022 was a unique year for solar panels, where supply chain issues hindered the availability of panels, and potential forced labor in overseas manufacturing facilities halted some shipments altogether. But, at the same time, the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act is making solar more accessible. Due to all of these factors, SolarReviews wanted to provide a list of great manufacturers that consumers and solar installers can trust,” said Andy Sendy, President of SolarReviews.

The SolarReviews editorial committee of industry experts developed the scoring methodology to score and rank the 10 most popular solar panel brands in the U.S. for 2023. The scoring methodology was designed to provide consumers with a long-term outlook into solar panel brand performance and value, recognizing that solar panels have warranties for 25 years and consumers need to know they can trust their panels for their warrantied lifetime.

The Solar Panel Manufacturer Scoring System was used to analyze 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.

“At Qcells, we’re on a mission to put clean energy into hyperdrive with the best, most sustainable solar panels in the nation,” said David Chang, Head of Residential Sales at Qcells North America. “We are proud of our products, best-in-class warranties, and turnkey services, so switching to clean energy is the easiest decision for a customer to make. Whether a homeowner wants to switch to solar to save money on their energy bills, reduce pollution, or better the community, we are ready to put our products and services to work to achieve all those goals and more. That’s why we’re honored to have been chosen by SolarReviews as the #1 solar panel brand in the U.S.”

Qcells is one of the world’s leading clean energy companies, recognized for its established reputation as a manufacturer of high-performance as well as high-quality solar cells and panels. The future is Qcells in the U.S. is bright considering its multibillion-dollar investment in a complete U.S. supply chain.

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