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5 solar panels with the best warranty
Solar panels don’t have any moving parts and they rarely fail. But when they do, it can be a real pain. Relative to the total cost of your system, one solar panel isn’t that expensive. A budget panel might retail for $200, while a premium one might cost twice as much. But if you have a panel failure on your roof, not only do you have to worry about the cost of replacing the part, but the labor cost of having a technician come to your house, diagnose the problem, climb onto your roof, deinstall the bad panel and install a new one.
Photo of a large home with solar panels installed.
Do solar panels wear out over time?
Adding solar panels to your home is a long term investment. But for that investment to work out, your solar equipment needs to last. One question people often have is: do solar panels wear out over time? The answer is that solar panels have a limited lifetime, and they wear out and lose efficiency as they get older. There are two ways this can happen. The first is a small loss in power generation each year as the solar cells in the panel degrade due to exposure to UV light and the elements.