Overall the solar industry is going through a period of consolidation and it is expected that some of the current panel offerings in Australia will consolidate and leave the market. So the question is – which panel do I pick for my long term warranty. LG has been manufacturing electrical goods since 1958 and as one of most stringent quality control procedures when manufacturing their solar cells and solar modules.
LG has been in solar research since the mid 1980s. Module production started in 2010 and current capacity is 1400 MW with plans for 3 Gigawatt capacity within the next 2 years. The manufacturing process is vertically integrated and this means that LG undertakes and controls from silicon wafer processing to manufacturing the cells and the finished solar panels. Over 500 quality control processes are being managed to build the modules within LG owned factories.
LG Electronics has offices in over 100 countries including USA, Japan, China, India, Australia and New Zealand. In Australia they have offices in every mainland city and the solar unit is based in Sydney.
Since 2011 LG solar has distributed more than 100MW of panels in Australia being more than 360 000 panels to Australian customers with only 3 panels being returned. LG has its own state-of-the-art intensive panel testing laboratory certified by four international leading testing organisations (TÜV, IEC, Intertek and UL) as testing under world class conditions.
To date, LG is the only solar manufacturer so far who has obtained this four way top certification and their testing facilities are some of the world’s best. In order to be sold in Australia solar modules must pass the IEC longevity tests. LG solar panels are tested in their internal testing laboratory to a level that is at least double the IEC (International Solar testing Standard) requirements helping to ensure a very robust and long lasting solar module.
LG solar panels are manufactured in a fully automated manufacturing facility in Gumi, South Korea and come with a 15 year parts and labour product warranty for NeON 2 and Mono X range and 25 year product warranty for NeON R. All models have a 25 year performance warranty held here in Australia by LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd. This is at least 5 years longer product warranty than industry standard and includes also the labour component, which is excluded in many competitor warranties.
So if you are seeking to supply a world class quality solar product that provides class leading solar panels and Batteries, worlds best warranty practices driven by customer satisfaction, LG panels are the right choice for you.