With 25 & 30-year panel warranties as standard, it's important to know what it means and what to do when something goes wrong. Solar Panel Warranties cover two core components:
10 Year Manufacturers Guarantee
This ensures that modules are free from defects in design, material, workmanship or manufacture, that may impede their functioning. It also ensures that they will conform to the specifications and the drawings applicable.
Linear Power Warranty
This means that the panel output will not decrease beyond warrantied values. For example, 2.5 % in the 1st year, thereafter an additional 0.7% per year, until it is 80.7% in the 25th year.
So what happens when something goes wrong? Panel warranties are honoured in the following ways.
Refund of the historical purchase price of the relevant product(s), annually reduced by a linear depreciation, taking into account an anticipated life-time of 25 years.
In some cases, repair of the defective Product(s) will be required, at no charge.
Traditionally, the preferred method is to replace the defective module or part with a new or remanufactured equivalent, at no charge.
What is The Claim Process?
In making a claim under panel warranty there is a clearly defined process, formulated to aid a speedy rectification of the issue. It is as follows;