The Cheapest Solar Panels in Zimbabwe (2022 Guide to Affordable Solar Panels)

The Cheapest Panels are typically manufactured in China (with the U.S. and Germany close behind), and some are cheap for a reason. 

They can come with underlying issues, most concerningly in the form of environmental and worker rights violations in their production process. Cheap Solar Panels also tend to be less durable and will likely come with a shorter lifespan. 

In fact, the cheapest upfront options sometimes end up being the most expensive in the long run. A good comparison is buying a car. Though the cheap initial cost of a beater may be the most tempting, frequent repairs, poor gas mileage, and checkups can outweigh the initial savings within a few short years.
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However, for those whose most important consideration is price, there are still some good options for cheap solar panels on the market today to turn your home into a renewable energy source.

Top 5 Cheap Solar Panels:

There are many excellent affordable options for solar panels due to the rapid advancement of the technology and industry behind them. There are also a great number of cheap panels that are unreliable, break easily, and are likely produced unethically. The best solar panels balance quality and price.

3. Panasonic Solar Panels.

Cheap Vs. Affordable Solar Panels

There is a key distinction between cheap solar panels and the most affordable solar panels. Cheap considers only the price tag. Affordability involves factors beyond the initial prices, such as price per Watt (aka bang for your buck), the efficiency of the panel, and warranty.

A cheap solar panel is not worth anything if it breaks without a warranty to replace it. The cost of a solar panel is set by the manufacturer and involves a variety of factors, from the cost of production to the expected lifetime. Let’s break down the factors that go into solar panel costs.

Solar Panel Efficiency

The greater a panel’s efficiency, the more energy each solar cell’s power output will be. Efficiency matters, as a homeowner will have to buy far fewer panels to meet their energy needs with higher-efficiency panels. 

The most solar-efficient panels usually cost more to manufacture, raising their price point and total installed cost.

Solar Panel Power

The power, or wattage, of a solar panel, reflects how many watts (W) of energy the panel is capable of generating when producing at maximum capacity. Most modern residential solar panels have power factors between 300 and 350W.

As is true with high-efficiency panels, a customer needs to purchase fewer panels overall if they have a higher power output. While they’ll typically have a greater upfront cost, high-output panels will provide better value over time.

Solar Panel Warranty

A warranty is simple to understand, yet no less important to consider. Bearing in mind that the average lifetime of a solar panel system is about 25 years, warranties are essential in ensuring reliable energy output. Though solar panels are very durable, a lot can happen over 25 years.

Falling tree branches can crack a panel, rooftop critters can chew up wiring and untreated water damage can corrode a system. Some of the cheapest panels will come with the worst warranties and costs can add up quickly if a solar power system runs into trouble.

Solar Panel Quality

Similar to solar panel efficiency and power, the cost of a solar panel has much to do with its quality. The cheapest solar panels on the market will be of the poorest quality, making them far more prone to breaks, issues and quick aging. The higher the quality of the parts in a solar panel, the more expensive it becomes. However, this is just another time when “cheap” panels are far from the most affordable solar panels in the long run.

With more power and efficiency per panel, a homeowner will not need to purchase as many panels to meet their household energy needs.

Solar Options Zimbabwe only works with and installs quality equipment. We use the best and most reputable brands, from solar inverters to panels and batteries. We know good equipment means quality and guarantee; so we use the best so as to create customers satisfaction.

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