How Efficient Are Commercial Solar Panels?

May. 17, 2021

Solar panel efficiency measures how well a solar panel is able to convert sunlight into electricity and is an important metric to be aware of as you consider your options for commercial solar panels. Higher efficiency solar panels produce more electricity than lower efficiency solar panels, given the same amount of sunlight and time. Over the lifetime of your solar PV system, this output performance can really make a difference in how much energy your system generates for your business.


How to Measure the Efficiency of Commercial Solar Panels

Efficiency levels vary among commercial solar panels, however, most fall in the 15-20% efficiency range, with some hitting the 25% efficiency mark. Solar panels have come a long way since their start where they were averaging 1% efficiency.  By using industry-leading solar panels, Boston Solar customers can generate 70% more energy over 25 years than lower efficiency solar panels that are out on the market.  While solar panels will lose some of their efficiency performance over their lifespan, LG commercial solar panels are guaranteed to produce at 90.08% of their initial performance after 25 years.  

Here at Boston Solar, we install some of the most efficient commercial solar panels on the market including Hanwha, REC, and LG Solar panels. We will help you choose a solar energy system that will provide the greatest return on investment for your business or non-profit organization. We are a 100% locally owned and operated Massachusetts solar panel company and we use the highest-quality panels, racking, inverters, and monitoring systems available. 


Are Commercial Solar Panels Worth It? 

Commercial solar installation is absolutely worth it in Massachusetts, especially when you choose high-efficiency panels. By powering your business with solar energy, you can:

  • Reduce or eliminate electricity costs 

  • Protect your business against rising electricity rates 

  • Generate income with incentive programs like SMART and net metering 

  • Qualify for commercial solar tax credits 

  • Reduce carbon emissions and position yourself as a “green” business 


Commercial Solar Energy Projects in Massachusetts

One common concern we hear from our commercial customers is how solar panels will look on their businesses. Rest assured—the modern, high-quality solar energy systems we install have a sleek, discrete appearance, and we’ll take any aesthetic concerns you may have into account when creating your custom commercial solar system. To get a feel for what solar panels might look like at your business, take a look at some of our completed commercial solar energy projects. 




Looking for Commercial Solar Companies Near You in Massachusetts? 

If you want to get the most out of your investment in solar energy in Massachusetts, partnering with a trustworthy installer is just as important as choosing high-efficiency solar panels. Boston Solar is the most experienced local solar company and will install your commercial solar panels right the first time, ensuring a smooth transition to solar power and decades of optimal performance. And, because we’re a local company, you can rest easy knowing that we’ll always be around to help should you have questions about your panels in the days, months, or years following installation.  

To learn more about commercial solar panel installation in Massachusetts and the commercial solar financing options that may be available to you, reach out to Boston Solar today! 

Wondering what high-efficiency commercial solar panels cost? Call Boston Solar at 617-858-1645 or click here to get a free solar quote.

How Efficient Are Commercial Solar Panels?

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