Attributes of a Quality Solar Panel Installation

Solar energy has become quite the trend since 2016, when the federal tax credit for solar panel installations was extended out to 2020. Thousands of solar contractors came into existence then since and the same can be said for solar panel manufacturers. As with anytime a big influx comes into an industry, more products will be sold with less quality. With so many new manufacturers trying to push their products, it has become increasingly harder to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to quality solar panels. Thankfully, if you find an experienced solar installer with years of experience in the industry they are likely to have a great source for high quality, top rated solar panels. There are a few different qualities that separate good solar panels from even greater ones, we have decided to compile a list of those attributes to make it easier for you to spot the best products!

Energy Efficiency

Energy output is one of the most important factors to take into account when selecting solar panels. Higher quality panels are going to have a better energy efficiency and give you more bang for your buck with your installations.


Most residential and commercial solar installations are found on rooftops exposed to the elements. As a result, high quality solar panels are designed to take a beating from nature, they are built of higher quality materials and can withstand hazards like wind and rain much better than other panels.

Like we mentioned earlier, the easiest way to find the best solar panels is to contact the best rated solar companies! ESD Solar, the premier solar company in Tampa Bay and Florida, is a great place to start! With thousands of completed solar installations under their belts, the contractors at ESD will be able to source the highest quality product for your project!

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is one of the premier Tampa solar companies! Our licensed and certified contractor are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!