16 Jun '11, 9am

Most Popular Solar Panels in California

Most Popular Solar Panels in California

First, we see that BP Solar, a once-major player that captured a sizable chunk of installations for years, has fallen from grace. This is probably due to the oil spill disaster and internal complications (it’s hard to watch solar suffer in any form, but BP had it coming). That decline, however, paved the way for SunPower, Sharp and Kyocera Solar to reign king in 2010 and 2011. These three claimed 46% of all California installations thus far. So what makes these solar panels the most sought-after in all of California? For starters, SunPower, Sharp and Kyocera are industry veterans. Having been founded in 1985, 1959 and 1963, respectively, each dove into solar innovation and continued to perfect their processes. What’s more, SunPower and Kyocera have both achieved world records for solar panel efficiencies. That, plus their established reputations in solar (solar panels as w...

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