Thin-film PV module-manufacturer First Solar has announced that it is to double the material and workmanship warranty on its Series 3 modules from 5 to 10 years, with effect from October 1. As well as the extended warranty which covers defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, the company offers a 25-year power output warranty. First Solar also operates a prefunded collection and recycling program for its modules when they reach the end of their working life.
“As one of the world's largest solar module manufacturers, we understand the need for a low-risk product that is backed by a comprehensive warranty,” said Stephan Hansen, the managing director of First Solar GmbH. “In addition to the extended workmanship warranty, First Solar modules are covered by a 25-year power performance warranty, both of which enable us to meet the evolving needs of our global customers.”
First Solar is currently exhibiting at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Germany, and can be found at booth B6/C11b.