SolarWorld Plus Sorting
SolarWorld gives you more. They only use Plus Sorting. What is that you say? When panels are tested for wattage, only the higher panels qualify for a rating. For example, a 285 watt panel must be 285, 286, 287, 288 or 289 watts to be a 285 rated panel. But that 289 will never be a 290. Other solar companies do a plus/minus sort system, so their 289 or 288 could end up a 290.
We were invited as SolarWorld Authorized Installers to be at the Solar World Authorized Installer Summit and SolarWorld 40th Anniversary Party. We were given additional training in many aspects of our business and given a tour of the factory that took our breath away. We knew they did a lot of inspections of the panels; what we did not completely understand at the time was that every phase of production, of every panel manufactured, was inspected and any panel with the slightest flaw was discarded. They are the only solar panel factory in the world to do this and to manufacture the solar tiles from the growing of the crystals to the end product when it is shipped to distributors world wide. Robotics are used with humans at every station. Human hands that are gloved with the workers wearing hair nets, goggles and lab coats, check the backing with tweezers. (Hats off to the ladies providing this tedious necessary step.)
We are honored and proud to be SolarWorld Authorized Installers
As a side note: The first system we installed in 1991, used Arco panels that had been in use by Southern California Edison at their solar farm near Indio, CA. They had been in service there for ten years. This installation was off-grid and was still working in 2005 when the owners moved 14 years later, for a total of 28 years of service.
We only use SolarEdge inverters with optimizers. These inverters with optimizers allow for the maximum harvest of all usable electric under any and all conditions. This system also allows for individual module level monitoring. SolarEdge was the originator of the optimizer and many other companies are attempting to copy the optimizer. They have over 70% market share of inverters in the world’s marketplace.
The optimizers have a 25 year warranty and the inverters have the standard 12 year warranty that can be extended to 25 years. We purchase this extended inverter warranty for all the systems we install.
SolarEdge is an international corporation headquartered in Israel where this system was designed. Israel is now a world leader in cutting edge technologies of all types.