Because Sunmodule Protect provides substantial, long-term power-performance advantages over panels containing polymer-based backsheets, the product can be guaranteed to provide a trail-blazing 86.85 percent of nameplate performance in its 30th year of service. The debut marks at least the third time when the company has set an industry guarantee milestone, including the first 25-year step guarantee in 1997 and first 25-year linear guarantee in 2009.
“This product and policy advance enables SolarWorld once again to showcase the unbreakable bond between high product reliability and high financial returns,” said Kevin Kilkelly, president of SolarWorld Americas, the company’s commercial unit for the Americas. “In solar, it should be clearer than ever that they are flip sides of the same coin.”
About SolarWorld AG
SolarWorld AG manufactures solar power systems and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The company, located in Bonn, employs approximately 2,500 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany, and Hillsboro, USA. From raw material silicon to the solar module, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development. Through an international distribution network, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world with solar modules and complete systems. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe, and has committed itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld has been publically traded on the stock market since 1999. More information at www.solarworld-usa.com.