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