EnergySage recently launched a new tool that lets users compare solar equipment based on quality rating, aesthetics, performance and pricing.
Similar to using other online shopping guides for evaluating cars or home appliances, the EnergySage Buyer’s Guide lets users search, sort, filter and compare all of today’s most popular models of solar panels, inverters and home batteries in one platform.
“Most people reading a quote for a solar energy system are doing so for the first time and aren’t familiar with the equipment they’re being offered,” says Vikram Aggarwal, CEO and founder of EnergySage. “Until now, there hasn’t been an easy way for them to check equipment quaility, if it’s priced appropriately or how it stacks up against alternative offerings. Our buyer’s guide is designed to help shoppers better understand the equipment they’re being offered so they can make more informed purchase decisions. We hope it also helps solar installers and distributors better plan for future inventory stocking.”
The EnergySage Buyer’s Guide includes data and analysis from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). EnergySage leveraged NREL’s industry and technical expertise to develop all scoring criteria.
“Five years after NREL assisted EnergySage in creating its inaugural panel classification system, we’ve once again collaborated to ensure this latest rating system appropriately reflects the performance of the solar equipment available in today’s market,” says Robert Margolis, senior energy analyst at NREL. “By adding solar inverters and battery storage, the updated classification system provides industry and consumers with a comprehensive resource for understanding today’s equipment choices.”
The EnergySage Buyer’s Guide is now publicly available and free to use.