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SolarWorld chosen, recommended most by installers in U.S. market, research shows

New SolarWorld video highlights U.S. installers’ passion about SolarWorld brand

HILLSBORO, Ore., June 29, 2016 – A recent comprehensive survey by independent research firm EuPD Research found that more U.S. solar-system installers choose to carry SolarWorld solar panels than those of any other brand and they recommend SolarWorld with greater enthusiasm than any other brand, SolarWorld noted today.

The results, according to the survey, show that:

  • 36.4 percent of respondents, more than one in three installers interviewed, carry SolarWorld.
  • 39 percent – the highest showing – registered unaided awareness of the company’s brand.
  • 71 percent of respondents who recommended the brand did so enthusiastically – the highest of any brand with a substantial response rate.

The survey, reported as “US PV InstallerMonitor 2015/2016: Understanding the Installer’s View of the PV Market,” involved 302 interviews early this year with installers from 42 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.

A recent video by SolarWorld, “Why U.S. Solar Installers Choose SolarWorld,” captures highlights of unrelated interviews with installers attending the SolarWorld Installer Summit in June in Portland, Oregon.  The event staged for the fourth year in a row by SolarWorld, the largest crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer in the Americas for more than 40 years, drew about 400 attendees.  In the video interviews, installers’ reasons for choosing SolarWorld included preferences for the company’s quality, reliability, international scope, domestic production, accessibility and customer service.

In the EuPD research, respondents were asked, “What are the reasons to recommend a specific PV module brand?”  Their top five answers, in order of prevalence, were “high quality”; “good price-performance ratio”; “high efficiency/rate of return”; “guarantee conditions”; and “good experiences.”

“SolarWorld is known by another name, and that is quality,” said Mukesh Dulani, U.S. president of SolarWorld.  “No other brand has a history longer than its warranty and therefore can point to its products’ actual track record of warranted longevity.  Installers grasp the importance of that distinction to their customers.”

SolarWorld will exhibit in Booth 7411 at Intersolar North America from July 12 to 14 in San Francisco.

About SolarWorld REAL VALUE

SolarWorld Americas Inc., the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 42 years, produces and sells high-tech solar power solutions and, in doing so, contributes to a cleaner energy supply throughout the Americas. The company maintains 430 megawatts of annual capacity to produce solar cells and 550 MW of capacity to manufacture solar modules.  The company’s brand stands for a proven track record of quality and reliability, and SolarWorld is the only producer whose industrial lineage has outlived its products’ 25- and 30-year performance guarantees. SolarWorld upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries in Latin America. Connect with SolarWorld on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and www.solarworld-usa.com.

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Ben Santarris
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