What Are Solar Panels Made Of?

Mar 03, 2020

Solar Panels Solar panels need to be able to do two things: Convert sunlight into energy and withstand years of wear-and-tear. In order to fulfill its first mission, solar panels feature silicon cells. This is the most important part of any solar panel, as it’s this element that ensures the panels can capture sunlight and convert it into energy.

A typical solar panel consists of:

  • Silicon cells
  • Aluminum frames
  • Glass casing
  • Wiring
  • Plexiglas

The glass casing is placed at the front of the panel to protect the silicon cells and to ensure durability. There is also an insulation layer and protective back sheet, both of which work to limit the dissipation of heat and humidity (which can limit the effectiveness of the panels).

SunPower® Solar Panels

SunPower® manufactures industry-leading solar panels. They have engineered the Maxeon® solar cells that have a solid copper foundation to ensure premium durability and corrosion resistance. Maxeon cells also deliver decades of top-notch performance—they achieve a record-setting 22% efficiency rate, the highest in the industry.

If you’re ready to make the switch to solar and want to have the best solar panels on the market installed on your home in Northern California, turn to Byers. We’re proud to be a SunPower Elite Dealer, providing these high-quality solar panels for homeowners throughout the area. What’s more, your investment will be backed with two outstanding guarantees—SunPower’s 25-year warranty as well the Byers Guarantee that states if in the unlikely event you have an underperforming solar panel on your home, we’ll come out and replace it for free.

Learn more about SunPower solar panels and the benefits they can provide for your Northern California home by contacting Byers today. We look forward to working with you!