Trina solar is one of the largest producers of solar panels in the world. They have continued to implement newer technologies to boost efficiency and make ever larger capacity panels. They are offering panels well over 500W. During 2021, we will be able to provide you with Trina panels ranging from 340W to 540W depending on your needs and available space. They come with a 25-year production warranty.
Canadian Solar is another company with a long history of making quality products. There are thousands of these panels installed locally demonstrating that they can withstand all the heat and storms that we face. They also come with a 25-year power production warranty. During 2021 we will be able to offer you capacities between 370W and 445W in Poly PERC and Mono PERC panels.
We also offer solar panels from these manufacturers:
SMA is considered one of the top inverter makers in the world. Their equipment can be found in large commercial arrays and homes around the world. While microinverters are often a better fit for most residential installations, we recommend these for our large commercial installations or for AC-coupled systems.
Outback inverters are great for off-grid and battery-backup systems. They are very robust inverters with a long history of reliability. Many folks in Baja have had their Outback equipment for over 20 years and it’s still going strong! If you live in town and would like to be connected to the grid, possibly with a generator and batteries for storms and power outages, you can’t beat this system. Please see our battery section for battery options or view our Projects page to see some of our installations.
Enphase is considered the new gold-standard when it comes to microinverters. With this technology a microinverter is needed for every solar module/panel on your roof. But it immediately converts the DC (Direct Current) to AC (Alternating Current) and eliminates the need for a traditional inverter like the ones seen above. This also increases reliability because if one panel quits functioning or is completely shaded, this panel is skipped and the rest of the system continues to function. Using microinverters will also allow you to add-on to your system as your budget allows or your needs increase.
Fortress makes Lithium Iron Batteries (LFP) that are safer than lithium-ion because they don’t suffer from “thermal runaway”, which is a nice way of saying that they won’t overheat or catch on fire. They can be connected in parallel and provide you with virtually unlimited backup power. They’re 1/3 the weight of flooded lead-acid batteries, provide more cycles and come with a 10-year warranty. Choose from either the eFlex 5.4 which as the name implies has a storage capacity of 5.4kWh or the eVault which provides 18.5kWh of storage. Both of these batteries are essentially maintenance-free since you don’t have to check fluid levels.
Simpliphi makes great Lithium Iron Batteries (LFP) that are highly efficient and reliable. They are a great modular battery system with each battery providing 3.8kWh of backup power. The batteries come with a built-in battery management system (BMS), are maintenance-free and don’t off-gas like flooded lead-acid batteries. They are rated for 10,000 cycles and come with a 10-year warranty. These batteries are also maintenance-free.
Heating your pool can quickly turn into one of your biggest expenses. But solar pool heaters can save you a small fortune by using the Baja sun to heat your pool. The Ecosun panels or collectors accomplish all of this without ANY electricity. They are well constructed and we have customers locally who had their first set for 20 years!