Maxeon expands warranty for IBC modules to 'industry-leading' 40 years

Feb 3, 2022 06:39 PM ET
  • PV maker Maxeon Solar Technologies has revealed its SunPower Maxeon variety of interdigitated back call (IBC) modules are to be offered with a prolonged 40-year warranty.
Maxeon expands warranty for IBC modules to 'industry-leading' 40 years
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The warranty, hailed as "industry-leading" by Maxeon, will cover both item quality as well as power efficiency, defeating the sector standard 12-year warranty and also exceeding the typical 25-year warranty some makers provide.

It additionally prolongs the previous warranty duration of three decades that was offered by SunPower prior to Maxeon's spinout from the firm.

It will cover defects associated with craftsmanship and also products, power outcome and also fixing as well as substitute for panel flaws.

It is to be put on all present as well as future SunPower Maxeon items mounted on or after 1 January 2022, in pick markets in EMEA, Australia, Japan as well as Mexico.

Maxeon stated the extended warranty had actually been based upon outside area researches of thousands of megawatts well worth of installations in addition to global setups of more than 33 million IBC panels. Sped up life testing researches were also conducted by Maxeon in addition to third-parties, as well as a physics-based version provided by PVLife was made use of to outline efficiency impacts in time.

The producer added that its IBC modern technology aided remove module issues such as hotspots and also cell affiliation failures.

The warranty will particularly assure a minimum outcome of 98% throughout the module's very first year of operation, complied with by an optimal annual destruction of 0.25% for the remainder of the 40-year period, corresponding to a minimal result of 88.3% over the product's life-span.

Maxeon stated the "extraordinary" protection implied the SunPower Maxeon variety would certainly deliver up to 9.5% more power over 40 years than 'common' panels would after 25 years.

Jeff Seas, CEO at Maxeon, said the new warranty was birthed from the company's 35 years of refinement of its cell and also panel design.

"This interesting action belongs to our assurance to customers that SunPower Maxeon panels will be the very best value, lengthiest long-term and also most sustainable choice in the market. This is what we call Solar forever," he said.

In September 2020, PV manufacturing startup Violet Power disclosed its intent to supply a 50-year solar panel warranty for its US-made modules also using IBC innovation, nonetheless its production plans encountered problems the list below year when REC Silicon quickly ended its ingot and also wafer partnership.

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