Sanyo HIT vs. Mitsubishi Solar Panels
Ok, so which one is better for living off the grid (or grid tie systems)?
We asked this question recently of some friends, solar panel installers, and all of our acquaintances who are using either Sanyo HIT Solar or Mitsubishi Solar Panels.
We have to admit to a slight bias here in that we have used the Mitsubishi product quite a bit longer than the Sanyo. And our off grid setup is only one of many that we have seen.
But... we have found similar output and results with each.
That makes this question rather difficult to answer. Usually when we are asked about a comparison we can give our readers the straight goods, but not with this one.
Our friend Steve (hope you are reading this) says the Sanyo Hit by far is better, but like us he has not really used the other extensively.
We find ourselves divided, so we are posing the question to you.
Which is better?
From our standpoint we use several criteria for deciding on a product, and whether it should be stocked or even used by us here.
1. Ease of installation, whether rooftop or pole mount solar systems.
2. Can it be configured with a solar panel tracker for living off the grid.
3. Does it setup nicely for grid tie applications.
4. Stability, and quality of construction are critical for us.
5. Is it competitively priced and shipped conveniently.
The above systems all have these in varying degrees.
I would give the nod to Mitsubishi in the quality department (sorry Steve).
But the Sanyo seems to be a company that is run very efficiently, and they ship to customers on time and efficiently, we like that. Get your off grid system set up fast.
We do wish that we had tested the Sanyo HIT longer, so we could give you our assessment now.
Instead we put it to all those folks who have used either one, what do you think?
Whether for grid-tie or off-grid living please let us know your exact configuration in your comments. Thanks.