Getting the most energy for your dollar

One of the most difficult things about purchasing a solar system is comparing one system to another. Some suggestions: Compare annual kilowatt-hours (kWh) output instead of DC watts. This is what you’re truly buying — electricity. Systems designed by different companies with different components will deliver different amounts of energy. A microinverter system will yield 5% to 25% more energy than a traditional string inverter system.

Ultimately, you want the most energy for your dollar, so ask for an estimate of annual electrical production. It doesn’t matter if one system is larger or smaller than another if they give the same output. And ask for their methodology. Make sure it is backed up by a sun-shade analysis and location-specific sun data.

All Residential Systems Designed by Sunrise Solar Solutions Feature:

Enphase microinverters – for increased yield and reliability

Engineered metal flashing – to ensure the integrity of your roof

Web based monitoring – so you can see how your system is performing

Lifetime online monitoring subscription

25 year manufacturer’s warranty on all major components

Industrial-grade surge protection

Oversized wiring to increase output

These items are typically expensive add-ons from our competitors, if they’re offered at all. We wouldn’t install a system without them.


You can also ask about warranties. String inverters are traditionally the weak link, and most carry just a 10-year warranty. Enphase microinverters carry a 25-year warranty, the longest in the industry. Most solar panels are warrantied for 25 years — but warrantied by whom? A company that is likely to be around to honor its claim? Or a firm that may not?

Sunrise only uses panels from major manufacturers with a proven track record in solar, so our customers can rest assured that they are investing in a quality system.

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