Different Ways to Identify Fake Solar Panels
We have seen a rise in renewable energy over the past few years, as the use of
wind turbines and solar panels are becoming a norm. The high demand of the
products also results in fraud, where companies provide damaged and fake solar
panels to their customers. Although it might sound complicated to a consumer in
layman terms; however, it is not very hard to differentiate between a real and fake
The first flaw through which you can easily identify a fake or a broken solar panel is
a chipped solar cell. If you identify a broken cell, then it may be because of the
usage of lower grade solar cells rather than using Grade-A cells. These cells are
unreliable and fake. Fake solar products are secretly dispatched and are also hidden
from higher authorities, and this increases the likelihood of creating solar breakage.
The second flaw through which you can differentiate between a fake and an A-
Grade solar panel arethe scratches found on the panel. These scratches are mostly
due to poor shipping methods and a sign of scratches mean a fake or, low quality
Another way to spot a fake solar panel is to look at the alignment of any of the
panels. If it is slightly off, then these maynot be authentic. Genuine solar panels
have a standard spacing of 2mm, anything less or more than that will lead to the
panel arching as well as an inefficient use of energy.
If your solar panel has a crossed out or even has a scratched barcode, there is a
possibility that it is fake. High quality manufacturers create a barcode on the back
(or front) that is used for the purpose of warranty, repair and tracking. However, if
you have doubts, you can use a bit of alcohol along with a damp cloth to erase the
barcode. If the barcode gets damaged or changed, then the panel isfake. This is an
indication that manufacturers are trying to scam their consumers.
In addition to this, if a company claims that they are associated with the clean
energy council, then this is a scam. The clean energy council does not work with
solar panels and have never in the past sold solar panels to any of their customers.
Hence, if you get a solar offer from a company like this, it is best that you turn it
Another best way to see whether solar panels are fake or not, is to research about
the company. Large co-operations, such as Solcraft have the power and the
certifications to prove that they are certified installers. The designer and the
installer must accredit the solar panels through the Clean Energy Council for
validity. Solcraft has been in operations since the year 2012 and quickly made its
way up the renewable energy ladder as a supplier of genuine green energy
solutions. With the help of efficient technologies and personalized strategies, best
products are supplied for their customer. The company is affiliated with large EPC
companies and is a trusted partner that distributes solar solutions across Pakistan.
The best way to avoid a fake solar panel is to work with companies that have the
ability, expertise as well as the certification to be the answer to all of your solar