Solar panels can be rated based on certifications and also from ratings that are provided by a number of organizations, industry bodies and media.
Some of the ratings you might want to look out for
- Tier of the Solar Module Manufacturer – BNEF (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) has evolved its own rating for solar panel manufacturers. Using a set of criteria, it categorises solar panel manufacturers into Tiers 1, 2 & 3, with Tier 1 being the highest rated.
- IEC certifications for solar panels – see here
- Testings done by bodies such as UL or TUV
- Other than these, there are a number of unofficial ratings available for solar panels, given by reputed research firms and media such as Photon Magazine.
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