SolarWorld Sunmodule® Plus Solar Panels

SolarWorld Sunmodule® Plus solar panels are available with silver or black components. These modules meet our stringent SolarWorld quality standards and meet and exceed all industry standards and certifications. They also carry our 25-year linear warranty to guarantee maximum performance through the lifetime of your system. But don’t just take our word for it, we’ve gotten 3rd party validation of our performance and reliability.

High-performance, Superior Quality, Made in America

As the largest and most experienced solar manufacturer in the USA, SolarWorld’s Sunmodule solar panels are designed and manufactured to the highest standards of quality, performance and durability. The grid-tied and off-grid products from SolarWorld come in a variety of sizes, making them suitable for all applications – from a remote power generator to a large-scale power plant.

Key product features:

  • High-performance monocrystalline cell structure
  • 25 and 30-year linear performance guarantee
  • 10-year extended product workmanship warranty
  • Stable aluminum frame for easy mounting and eight possible grounding locations
  • Extended cable lengths for easier installation
  • The only true black module on the market today. The black modules have a black frame and backsheet unlike many others that use a white backsheet. SolarWorld black modules offer an elegant design that blends with the roof line, providing a sleek, modern appearance.

Performance guarantee

  • 10-year product workmanship warranty
  • 25 and 30-year linear performance guarantee
  • At least 97% of nominal power in the first year
  • Guaranteed maximum performance reduction of only 0.7% per year
  • Guaranteed performance of 90% after 11 years
  • Guaranteed performance of 80.2% after 25 years
Solar panel made in America
SolarWorld carries out each step of the module manufacturing process in Hillsboro, Oregon. They adhere to the strict quality management, environmental and occupational health and safety standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. By using statistical process controls in every step in the manufacturing process, SolarWorld is able to maintain the highest level of quality. As the largest solar panel manufacturer in the U.S., they employ a sophisticated, fully automated manufacturing process supported by the most technologically advanced equipment available – from crystallization to moduling.

Solar panel Reliability tested
At SolarWorld they test, test, and test again. They carry out many more tests than required by international standards. In fact, every component they use must meet at least 3 times IEC requirements. These tests help improve the quality of their products by providing valuable information on the behavior of our solar modules. By using this data they can extend the life of the products, improve their properties and reduce error rates. IEC tests are regularly performed on random solar modules taken from SolarWorld production sites to ensure the high reliability of our products even after they are introduced.

Solar panel PID Free certified
Potential induced degradation (PID) is a phenomenon where the power output of a solar module is reduced when exposed to high negative voltage bias between the cells and ground. PID can potentially affect the performance of individual modules as well as the overall power output and efficiency of an entire solar power generating system. SolarWorld Sunmodules have been certified as PID free by 3rd party laboratories.

Solar panel TUV power controlled
The TÜV Rheinland “Power Controlled” inspection mark guarantees that an independent test provider certifies that the power ratings specified for our solar panels are maintained and regularly monitored. The performance of the SolarWorld solar panels exhibits a mere 2 percent measuring tolerance. No other manufacturer can claim such precise performance.

Solar panel max load validation testing
With a maximum load capacity of up to 5400 Pa (113 psf), SolarWorld Sunmodules are designed to withstand heavy accumulations of snow and ice.

Solar panel Plus sorting certified
Plus‑Sorting guarantees highest system efficiency. SolarWorld only delivers modules that have greater than or equal to the nameplate rated power. The positive power tolerance guarantees utmost system efficiency. Only modules achieving or exceeding the designated nominal power in performance tests are dispatched. The power tolerance ranges between -0 Wp and +5 Wp.

High quality textured glass for high performance solar panels
Optimized surface structure: The proprietary surface coatings and granular texture of the Sunmodule’s front glass create two effects: the reduction of the light reflected from the outside (air-glass interface) and the internal trapping of the light reflected from the solar cells in the module (light-trapping). These two effects combine to make an extremely efficient and high performance PV module.

Solar panel salt mist validation testing
SolarWorld Sunmodules have passed the most severe IEC 61701 salt spray test conditions proving their resistance to salty air which makes them ideally suited for installation in coastal areas.

Solar panel 1000 VDC validation testing
The certification to international standards provides additional assurance that SolarWorld panels are suitable for use in systems with greater than 600 Vdc string voltage.

Solar panel 3rd party PAN file tested
In addition to reliability testing, SolarWorld partners with third party test laboratories during the preparation of their PAN file and participate in Outdoor Performance Index studies. By examining these tools and data, you as a customer can better mitigate your risk and increase your confidence that SolarWorld will deliver maximum returns on your solar investment for years to come.