Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd., a global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, announced on October 24th the availability of its residential Zep Compatible Solar module in the United States in partnership with Zep Solar, Inc., a US based manufacturer of the first comprehensive platform for module-integrated installation hardware.
The module combines Hanwha SolarOne's light-weight, durable, and high efficiency HSL Series with integrated grounding and mounting systems from Zep Solar, increasing safety and reducing installation costs, speeding installation by four-to-five times over traditional racking solutions. HSL Series modules manufactured with the patented Zep Groove™ will be available in the beginning of 2014.
Zep Solar licenses its Zep Groove technology to PV module manufacturers like Hanwha SolarOne, who then incorporate the special geometry into their PV module frame designs and manufacture "Zep Compatible" PV modules. The company manufactures a full suite of mounting and grounding hardware as well as other accessories that mate with the Zep Groove.
Backed by a 25-year linear power warranty and 12-year workmanship warranty, HSL Series modules have enhanced quality assurance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification.
Hanwha SolarOne will exhibit the Zep Compatible module during Solar Power International at booth #1300. Zep Solar's technical team will also be on hand leading demonstrations of the Zep Solar technology platform at Hanwha's booth.