What is a solar power production guarantee

February 4, 2020 | 3min read

A solar production guarantee is a type of warranty that guarantees that a solar system will produce power during the warranty period. Freedom Forever’s 25-year production guarantee is among the best in the solar industry. We not only guarantee the amount of power your system will produce, but we’ll also compensate you for lost power production that was due to something that was our fault. Be aware when comparing solar power system warranties, that not all of them guarantee that the system will produce power and that not all of them guarantee compensation for lost power production.

Why you want a solar production guarantee

Solar systems are very reliable and they need very little maintenance. But what happens if your system does break down and stop producing power? You won’t notice a thing! Your home will simply draw all the power it needs from the grid. However, you will notice it stopped working when you get your next utility bill because it will be higher than expected.

Freedom Forever’s solar production guarantee is your guarantee that your system will produce the amount of power you were promised it would in your contract with us. What happens if your system doesn’t produce the promised amount of power from our fault? We will compensate you for the value of that lost energy production. The amount of compensation you would receive will be listed in your contract. 

Do all solar companies offer a solar power production guarantee?

No, some companies don’t offer a solar power production guarantee. Some companies will only provide you with a solar system warranty. That would cover you for any defects in the system, but won’t compensate you for lost production. You should carefully compare guarantees when evaluating solar power companies.

Solar power production guarantees are a good indicator of solar system quality

The amount of power a solar panel will produce declines by a small amount every year. However, the better the quality of the solar panel, the slower that panels’ performance will decline. The gold standard for solar power production guarantees is 25 years. Thus if a solar system comes with a 25-year performance guarantee, that’s a good indication that the system is built with quality components.

Battery warranties are different than solar power production guarantees

It’s important to note that if you install home batteries, they aren’t going to be covered by the solar power production guarantee. Batteries typically come with a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee because they are expected to last for a minimum of 10 years. Home batteries are covered by their manufacturer’s warranties. Those warranties cover defects in workmanship for the life of the batteries but do not cover lost power production.

How Freedom Forever’s 25-year production guarantee works

We guarantee that your solar power system will meet its promised production amount for 25 years.

Freedom Forever guarantees that the solar system will produce the electricity promised with our 25-Year Production Guarantee.  We will compensate you for any shortfall resulting from our fault. Your actual savings when going solar will depend on your usage and electricity rates in your area.  You should carefully consider if the usage and rates shown in your proposal are appropriate.

What we do if there is a problem. We monitor your system for 25 years. If we detect that its performance is falling short, we’ll contact you and send someone out to fix it. If the shortfall is caused by something that is our fault, we will compensate you for the shortfall. The amount of compensation you receive will be listed in your contract with us.

Go solar with confidence thanks to Freedom Forever’s 25-year performance guarantee. Call us at 800-685-1850 or click below to get started.