Sunmodule Solar Panels

High-performance, superior quality, made in America

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As the largest and most experienced solar manufacturer in the USA, SolarWorld's Sunmodule solar panels are designed and manufactured to the highest standards of quality, performance and durability. The grid-tied and off-grid products from SolarWorld come in a variety of sizes, making them suitable for all applications – from a remote power generator to a large-scale power plant.

 Plus Solar PanelsSunmodule solar panels silver and black

SolarWorld Sunmodule® Plus solar panels are available with silver or black components. These modules meet our stringent SolarWorld quality standards and meet and exceed all industry standards and certifications. They also carry our 25-year linear warranty to guarantee maximum performance through the lifetime of your system. But don’t just take our word for it, we’ve gotten 3rd party validation of our performance and reliability.

Key product features:

Solar power systems for your home or business High-performance monocrystalline cell structure
Solar power systems for your home or business 25-year linear performance guarantee
Solar power systems for your home or business 10-year extended product workmanship warranty
Solar power systems for your home or business Stable aluminum frame for easy mounting and eight possible grounding locations
Solar power systems for your home or business Extended cable lengths for easier installation
Solar power systems for your home or business The only true black module on the market today. Our black modules have a black frame and backsheet unlike many others that use a white backsheet. SolarWorld black modules offer an elegant design that blends with the roof line, providing a sleek, modern appearance

Solar panel made in America SolarWorld carries out each step of the module manufacturing process in Hillsboro, Oregon. We adhere to the strict quality management, environmental and occupational health and safety standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. By using statistical process controls in every step in the manufacturing process, SolarWorld is able to maintain the highest level of quality. As the largest solar panel manufacturer in the U.S., we employ a sophisticated, fully automated manufacturing process supported by the most technologically advanced equipment available – from crystallization to moduling.
Solar panel Reliability tested We test, test, and test again. At SolarWorld, we carry out many more tests than required by international standards. In fact, every component we use must meet at least 3 times IEC requirements. These tests help us improve the quality of our products by providing valuable information on the behavior of our solar modules. By using this data we can extend the life of our products, improve their properties and reduce error rates. IEC tests are regularly performed on random solar modules taken from our production sites to ensure the high reliability of our products even after they are introduced.
Solar panel PID Free certified
Potential induced degradation (PID) is a phenomenon where the power output of a solar module is reduced when exposed to high negative voltage bias between the cells and ground. PID can potentially affect the performance of individual modules as well as the overall power output and efficiency of an entire solar power generating system. SolarWorld Sunmodules have been certified as PID free by 3rd party laboratories.
Solar panel TUV power controlled
The TÜV Rheinland “Power Controlled” inspection mark guarantees that an independent test provider certifies that the power ratings specified for our solar panels are maintained and regularly monitored. The performance of our solar panels exhibits a mere 2 percent measuring tolerance. No other manufacturer can claim such precise performance.
Solar panel max load validation testing
With a maximum load capacity of up to 5400 Pa (113 psf), SolarWorld Sunmodules are designed to withstand heavy accumulations of snow and ice.
Solar panel Plus sorting certified

Plus‑Sorting guarantees highest system efficiency. SolarWorld only delivers modules that have greater than or equal to the nameplate rated power. The positive power tolerance guarantees utmost system efficiency. Only modules achieving or exceeding the designated nominal power in performance tests are dispatched. The power tolerance ranges between -0 Wp and +5 Wp.

High quality textured glass for high performance solar panels
Optimized surface structure: The proprietary surface coatings and granular texture of the Sunmodule’s front glass create two effects: the reduction of the light reflected from the outside (air-glass interface) and the internal trapping of the light reflected from the solar cells in the module (light-trapping). These two effects combine to make an extremely efficient and high performance PV module.
Solar panel salt mist validation testing

SolarWorld Sunmodules have passed the most severe IEC 61701 salt spray test conditions proving their resistance to salty air which makes them ideally suited for installation in coastal areas.

Solar panel 1000 VDC validation testing

The certification to international standards provides additional assurance that SolarWorld panels are suitable for use in systems with greater than 600 Vdc string voltage.

Solar panel 3rd party PAN file tested

In addition to reliability testing, we partner with third party test laboratories during the preparation of our PAN file and participate in their Outdoor Performance Index studies. By examining these tools and data, our customers can better mitigate their risk and increase their confidence that SolarWorld will deliver maximum returns on their solar investment for years to come.


Sunmodule Plus solar panel

Performance guarantee for Sunmodule® Plus solar panels

Solar power systems for your home or business 10-year product workmanship warranty
Solar power systems for your home or business 25-year linear performance guarantee
Solar power systems for your home or business At least 97% of nominal power in the first year
Solar power systems for your home or business Guaranteed maximum performance reduction of only 0.7% per year
Solar power systems for your home or business Guaranteed performance of 90% after 11 years
Solar power systems for your home or business Guaranteed performance of 80.2% after 25 years

Sunmodule™ Plus 25-year linear performance guarantee

SolarWorld Sunmodule Protect solar panel logo Protect Solar PanelSunmodule Protect solar panel

The new quality standard for solar panels

The new Sunmodule® Protect series is the latest addition to the SolarWorld range. It has set new benchmarks when it comes to service life, mechanical durability, degradation behavior and its groundbreaking performance 30-year guarantee and also meets and exceeds all industry standards and certifications

Positioned between glass on both front and back, solar cells are optimally protected against environmental factors such as water intrusion. Cells also are less susceptible to shear stress, thereby reducing cell breakage. Even with a second pane of glass, Sunmodule Protect solar panels remain lightweight, at about 46 pounds – the same as the Sunmodule Plus glass-film panels. They include the same sturdy aluminum frame and reliable junction box with connectors. Therefore, the Sunmodule Protect is compatible with the same traditional mounting systems as the Sunmodule Plus.

Key product features:

Solar power systems for your home or business .35% annual degradation with 30-year linear performance guarantee
Solar power systems for your home or business Energy-yield-over-service-life ratio substantially exceeds that of conventional glass-film panels
Solar power systems for your home or business Embedding the cells in glass-glass ensures optimal protection against mechanical loads and environmental factors
Solar power systems for your home or business Same weight and dimensions as the Sunmodule Plus and compatible with standard mounting systems
Solar power systems for your home or business Stable aluminum frame for easy mounting
Solar power systems for your home or business Reliable junction box attached at the rear

 Solarworld sunmodule protect series

2-mm-thin solar glass with anti-reflection coating

Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)

Solar cell matrix

Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)

2-mm-thick solar glass with imprinted reflection grating

 
Solar panel made in America SolarWorld carries out each step of the module manufacturing process in Hillsboro, Oregon. We adhere to the strict quality management, environmental and occupational health and safety standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. By using statistical process controls in every step in the manufacturing process, SolarWorld is able to maintain the highest level of quality. As the largest solar panel manufacturer in the U.S., we employ a sophisticated, fully automated manufacturing process supported by the most technologically advanced equipment available – from crystallization to modeling.
Solar panel Reliability tested We test, test, and test again. At SolarWorld, we carry out many more tests than required by international standards. In fact, every component we use must meet at least 3 times IEC requirements. These tests help us improve the quality of our products by providing valuable information on the behavior of our solar modules. By using this data we can extend the life of our products, improve their properties and reduce error rates. IEC tests are regularly performed on random solar modules taken from our production sites to ensure the high reliability of our products even after they are introduced.
Solar panel PID Free certified
Potential induced degradation (PID) is a phenomenon where the power output of a solar module is reduced when exposed to high negative voltage bias between the cells and ground. PID can potentially affect the performance of individual modules as well as the overall power output and efficiency of an entire solar power generating system. SolarWorld Sunmodules have been certified as PID free by 3rd party laboratories.
Solar panel TUV power controlled
The TÜV Rheinland “Power Controlled” inspection mark guarantees that an independent test provider certifies that the power ratings specified for our solar panels are maintained and regularly monitored. The performance of our solar panels exhibits a mere 2 percent measuring tolerance. No other manufacturer can claim such precise performance.
Solar panel Plus sorting certified

Plus‑Sorting guarantees highest system efficiency. SolarWorld only delivers modules that have greater than or equal to the nameplate rated power. The positive power tolerance guarantees utmost system efficiency. Only modules achieving or exceeding the designated nominal power in performance tests are dispatched. The power tolerance ranges between -0 Wp and +5 Wp.

SolarWorld Sunmodule Protect 30 year performance warranty
With its linear performance warranty covering a period of 30 years, SolarWorld guarantees a maximum performance degression of 0.35 % p.a., Sunmodule Protect offers comprehensive long-term protection for your investment.
 High quality textured glass for high performance solar panels  

Optimized surface structure: The proprietary surface coatings and granular texture of the Sunmodule’s front glass create two effects: the reduction of the light reflected from the outside (air-glass interface) and the internal trapping of the light reflected from the solar cells in the module (light-trapping). These two effects combine to make an extremely efficient and high performance PV module.

Solar panel salt mist validation testing

SolarWorld Sunmodules have passed the most severe IEC 61701 salt spray test conditions proving their resistance to salty air which makes them ideally suited for installation in coastal areas.

Solar panel 1000 VDC validation testing

The certification to international standards provides additional assurance that SolarWorld panels are suitable for use in systems with greater than 600 Vdc string voltage.

Solar panel robust validation testing

In addition to reliability testing, we partner with third party test laboratories during the preparation of our PAN file and participate in their Outdoor Performance Index studies. By examining these tools and data, our customers can better mitigate their risk and increase their confidence that SolarWorld will deliver maximum returns on their solar investment for years to come.


Sunmodule Protect solar panel

Performance guarantee for Sunmodule® Protect solar panels

Solar power systems for your home or business 10-year product workmanship warranty
Solar power systems for your home or business 30-year linear performance guarantee
Solar power systems for your home or business At least 97% of nominal power in the first year
Solar power systems for your home or business Guaranteed maximum performance reduction of only 0.35% per year
Solar power systems for your home or business Guaranteed performance of 90% after 21 years
Solar power systems for your home or business Guaranteed performance of 86.85% after 30 years

Sunmodule™ Protect 30-year linear performance guarantee

Sunmodule® Off-Grid Solar Panels

Our Sunmodule® Off-Grid solar panels also follow the same stringent quality requirements as our on-grid solar panels and are designed for safety, and durability in off-grid applications.

With over 30 years of experience in off‑grid solar applications – SolarWorld delivers top products and technical experience at the highest levels. Our solar panels are installed in over 100,000 Telecom/Industrial systems worldwide. Nobody else comes close.

Download the off-grid brochure 

Key product features:

Solar power systems for your home or business Designed for battery systems
Solar power systems for your home or business The wide frame and its flat surface, even where the glass and frame intersect, improve the self-cleaning capability of the Sunmodules and prevent performance losses caused by deposits of dirt or other contamination
Solar power systems for your home or business The cabling of our off-grid modules is simple and safe thanks to the splash-proof connection socket. High-quality, spring-type clamps enable quick and secure wiring without special tools

Solar panel made in America SolarWorld carries out each step of the module manufacturing process in Hillsboro, Oregon. We adhere to the strict quality management, environmental and occupational health and safety standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. By using statistical process controls in every step in the manufacturing process, SolarWorld is able to maintain the highest level of quality. As the largest solar panel manufacturer in the U.S., we employ a sophisticated, fully automated manufacturing process supported by the most technologically advanced equipment available – from crystallization to modeling.
Solar panel Reliability tested We test, test, and test again. At SolarWorld, we carry out many more tests than required by international standards. In fact, every component we use must meet at least 3 times IEC requirements. These tests help us improve the quality of our products by providing valuable information on the behavior of our solar modules. By using this data we can extend the life of our products, improve their properties and reduce error rates. IEC tests are regularly performed on random solar modules taken from our production sites to ensure the high reliability of our products even after they are introduced.
Solar panel PID Free certified
Potential induced degradation (PID) is a phenomenon where the power output of a solar module is reduced when exposed to high negative voltage bias between the cells and ground. PID can potentially affect the performance of individual modules as well as the overall power output and efficiency of an entire solar power generating system. SolarWorld Sunmodules have been certified as PID free by 3rd party laboratories.
Solar panel TUV power controlled
The TÜV Rheinland “Power Controlled” inspection mark guarantees that an independent test provider certifies that the power ratings specified for our solar panels are maintained and regularly monitored. The performance of our solar panels exhibits a mere 2 percent measuring tolerance. No other manufacturer can claim such precise performance.
Solar panel frost resistance tested

SolarWorld Sunmodules are resistant to frost and hail and can therefore withstand harsh winter conditions. Special holes in the hollow section of the frame prevent the build-up of condensation and water which prevent damage to the frame due to the expansion of freezing ice.

Solar panel Ammonia resistance tested
SolarWorld Sunmodules are ideally suited for long-term use in agriculture, as confirmed by the German Agricultural Society and TÜV Rheinland. For example, laboratory tests have determined that our panels can successfully withstand the effects of ammonia inherent in agricultural conditions during a 20-year period.
Solar panel salt mist validation testing

SolarWorld Sunmodules have passed the most severe IEC 61701 salt spray test conditions proving their resistance to salty air which makes them ideally suited for installation in coastal areas.

Solar panel diode tested

The diodes of the off-grid Sunmodule can be replaced without special tools.

SolarWorld Performance

Technology Innovations Mean Higher Performance

SolarWorld leads the industry in solar technology advancements. We continually push the limits to attract, capture and harness every ray of sunlight, then convert this sunlight into sustainable, usable energy.

Explore the features of the Sunmodule that set us apart from the rest.

Learn more about our solar technology.

Solarworld Superior Quality Panels
Solar cell spacing
SolarWorld carefully spaces each cell which allows for more reflection of the backsheet, reduces cell operating temperatures, and reduces stress on cell interconnects.

SolarWorld carefully spaces each cell which allows for more reflection of the backsheet, reduces cell operating temperatures, and reduces stress on cell interconnects

Frame space

We allow enough space from cell to frame to ensure shadowing from hardware and dirt do not diminish performance.

We allow enough space from cell to frame to ensure shadowing from hardware and dirt do not diminish performance

Advanced cell technology
SolarWorld’s Energy Conversion Technology and Light Capture Technology make higher power possible by optimizing capturing and converting more light into energy. For instance, our state-of-the-art automation allows us to deploy selective emitter cell technology. We laser precise grooves under each finger of the cell to allow us to apply an extra dose of negative doping. This extra doping pulls more electrons to the fingers and bus bars resulting in higher energy output.

We laser precise grooves under each finger of the cell to allow us to apply an extra dose of negative doping. This extra doping pulls more electrons to the fingers and bus bars resulting in higher energy output.

Versatile frame
Convenient frame corner grounding points and an ultra-strong frame are designed to withstand heavy accumulations of snow and ice.

SolarWorld Quality Difference

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Our commitment to quality has powered our success for more than three decades. Unlike manufacturers of disposable electronics like cell phones and laptops, we create sophisticated solar technologies designed to produce clean energy for at least 25 years—even in some of the harshest weather conditions like blizzards, high winds, hail and coastal sea spray.



Quality materialsSolarWorld solar cell quality assurance testing

Materials that do not meet our standards do not continue into production. We even audit our suppliers’ factories, and visually inspect every component that arrives at our production plant. Our quality assurance process includes meticulously inspecting all components including safety glass, back sheets, frames, and more. Learn more »





Testing labSolar panel impact testing solarworld

Our testing goes far beyond the most stringent U.S. and international standards, including the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), producing the best solar panels in the industry. See all tests »

Here are just a few of the tests we put our modules through:

  • Hail impact
  • Salt Spray
  • Climate chamber
  • Mechanical load

Quality in productionSolar panel automated manufacturing process

Our solar panels are widely recognized as the industry standard in quality—testament to the stringent quality checks we perform during every second of the manufacturing process. Our research and development team is the driving force behind new module technology and our fully automated manufacturing processes means our solar cells remain pristine throughout the entire process. Learn more »

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