©2017 Ray Catchers LLC

  • Facebook App Icon

Solar Panels & Inverters

We only use the highest quality tier 1 solar panels.

By using only the highest quality, Tier 1 solar panels, with a 25 year performance guarantee, we are able to offer the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

 

What is a Tier 1 solar panel?

 

Many solar installers throw the term "Tier 1" around liberally as a claim to product quality. While this is not exactly true, it does indirectly lend itself to some truth. 

The tiered ranking scale is orchestrated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance Corporation and is used to rank solar panel manufacturers in terms of their bankability or financial stability.

Bloomberg defines Tier 1 module manufacturers as those which have provided own-brand, own-manufacture products to five different projects, which have been financed non-recourse by five different (non-development) banks, in the past two years. (From Q1 2017 this will increase to six.)

With that in mind it's fair to conclude that a bank would not fund a large-scale project worth millions of dollars if the product used was likely to fail in the short-term thus, a Tier 1 solar panel is a high quality panel, designed to produce power for as long as the expected lifespan of 25+ years.

For more information on the Bloomberg ranking system, please click here. 

 
 

Solar Panels of the Highest Caliber

Solar Inverters of the Highest Caliber