Renogy/HQST/EcoWorthy/W.Nation/N.Powa Panels


There are 5 major players when it comes to buying solar panels online. These five companies sell very similar solar panels and you may be wondering what the differences are. In this article, I compare Renogy vs HQST vs Eco-Worthy vs WindyNation vs Newpowa 100 watt monocrystalline solar panels.

[2020 Update] There is a new company that has taken the place of some of these companies on the internet. It is called NewPowa. 

These companies have now developed their business and they now sell directly from their websites. You may be able to get some deals with them. However, you lose the protection you get by buying from Amazon.

If you choose not to go to the company websites for your solar panel, them you should take a look at the 100 Watt NewPowa Solar Panel.


Renogy Vs HQST vs Eco-Worthy vs WindyNation vs NewPowa Solar Panels comparison criteria.

Here are the categories under which we will be comparing these solar panels.

  • Physical Appearance
  • Cost
  • Warranty
  • Reviews

Please find below the images of the 100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels from the 4 different companies.

Renogy 100W Monocrystalline Solar Panel

Renogy Solar Panel, Single

The Renogy solar panel is 47 x 1.4 x 21.3 inches and 16.5 pounds in weight.

  • Maximum Power: 100W
  • Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
  • Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 18.9V
  • Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.29A
  • Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 22.5V
  • Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 5.75A

Warranty

  • 25-year transferable power output warranty: 5-year/95% efficiency rate, 10-year/90% efficiency rate, 25-year/80% efficiency rate
  • 5-year material and workmanship warranty

The renogy solar panel is the most expensive of the four panels. It is identical to the HQST panel but about 20 – 30 dollars more expensive.

Reviews

The Renogy Solar Panel has the highest number of reviews. It also has a good customer service. I guess the higher cost is compensated for by providing good customer service and better marketing.


Other Renogy Solar Panels


HQST 100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panel

hqst solar panel

Dimensions: 47  X 1.4  X 21.3 inches
Weight: 16.5 lbs

Specifications
Maximum Power: 100W
Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 18.9V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.29A
Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 22.5V
Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 5.75A
Dimensions: 47 X 21.3 X 1.4 In
Weight: 16.5lbs

Warranty
5 year material and workmanship warranty

Cost

The HQST Panel is quite cost-effective. It had the lowest price although it has exactly the same specs as the Renogy Panel. In my opinion, these panels have the same source. They are just being marketed by different companies. If you choose to buy from HQST, you will be getting the exact same panel as Renogy. However since they are not the same company, the experience would not be the same. The Newpowa panels are equally good at a lower price still.


Other HQST Solar Panels


Eco-Worthy 100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panel

47.6 x 1.2 x 21.3 inches and 17.6 pounds in weight.

Eco-Worth 100 watt panel is available on the Eco-Worthy Website.

Specifications
Maximum Power: 100W
Maximum System Voltage: 1000V DC
Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 17.3V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.78A
Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.6v
Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 6.13A

Warranty
5 year material and workmanship warranty

Cost

The Eco-Worthy 100 Watt Panel is just one dollar more than the HQST panel. This is technically similar pricing because the prices on Amazon go up and down from time to time. I believe that this price is the adequate price point for these panels.


Other Eco-Worthy Solar Panels


NewPowa 100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panel

New Powa 100 watt solar panel
Specifications

Warranty

25-year transferable power output warranty

Other NewPowa Solar Panels