SolarWorld has confirmed that the issue affecting 1.5 million modules in North America, is not applicable in Europe.
An old instruction manual was found to not specifically state that lugs must be tin-coated to protect against electrocution. After certification body UL found one system without the coating, SolarWorld decided to follow-up with installers.
SolarWorld has confirmed that the manual involved was not issued outside of North America.
“The manual was issued by the US subsidiary of SolarWorld and has no known impact on our business outside of North America,” Milan Nitzschke, vice-president of SolarWorld told PV Tech.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a “recall” notice, but no systems need to be removed as part of the response to the problem.
The cost of the exercise has not been reported to investors.