Panasonic’s leading PV module product, the high efficiency photovoltaic Module HIT®, will have a longer product guarantee period in Europe. The claim rate of Panasonic’s HIT® modules in the European market has remained at a level below 0.005%. Such a record convinces Panasonic of extending the product guarantee from 10 to 15 years.
Panasonic sold the first PV panel to Europe in 2003, and the total sell has surpassed 3.7 million. The original product guarantee was 5 years, while Panasonic extended it to 10 years depending on the strong reliability the products had performed. The second guarantee extension again shows Panasonic’s guarantee promise to installers and end users is not trivial, but a result of calculated risk and confidence in their products’ quality.
By upgrading its HIT® product guarantee, Panasonic is providing additional benefit to residential and commercial solar installers across Europe, supplementing unrivalled high performance with renowned quality and reliability assurance on its high efficiency panels.
“Backed by 40 years of experience in the PV business and, most crucially, absolute control of every step in our solar manufacturing process, we've been able to improve and optimize all aspects of our product quality and reliability,” said Daniel Roca, Senior Business Developer at Panasonic. “As a result, we’re able to confidently supply the European market with our highest level of guarantee throughout 2016 and beyond.”
The product guarantee announcement follows the recent launch of Panasonic’s powerful HIT® N330 at Solar Energy UK 2015, which produces approximately 27% more kWh per square meter compared to mainstream 260W multicrystalline modules.