LG Solar Panels
Overall the solar industry is going through a period of consolidation and it is expected that nearly 50% of current panel offerings in Australia will consolidate and leave the market. So the question is – which panel do I pick for my long term warranty.
LG has been manufacturing electrical goods since 1958 and have one of most stringent quality control procedures when manufacturing their solar cells and solar modules.
LG has been in solar research since the mid 1980s. Module production started in 2009 and current capacity is 1200 MW with plans for 3 Gigawatt capacity within the next 2 years. The manufacturing process is vertically integrated and this means that LG undertakes and controls from silicon wafer processing to manufacturing the cells and the finished solar panels. Over 500 quality control processes are being managed to build the modules within LG owned factories.
LG Electronics has many offices in over 100 countries including USA, Japan, China, India, Australia and New Zealand. In Australia they have offices in every mainland city and the solar unit is based in Sydney.
Since 2011 LG solar has distributed over 80MW of panels being around 280 000 panels to Australian customers with a nil warranty return rate. 2 panels were accepted on goodwill when poor installation practices lead to panel failure. LG has its own state-of-the-art intensive panel testing laboratory certified by four international leading testing organisations (TÜV, IEC, Intertek and UL) as testing under world class conditions. LG is the only solar manufacturer so far who has obtained this four way top certification and their testing facilities are one of the world’s best.
In order to be sold in Australia solar modules have to be tested to and pass the IEC standard tests once. LG solar panels are tested in their internal testing lab between 2 and up to 4 times the IEC standards, ensuring a very robust and long lasting solar module.
LG solar panels are manufactured in a fully automated manufacturing facility in Gumi, South Korea and come with a 12 year parts and labour product warranty and 25 year performance warranty held here in Australia by LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd.
The LG NeON 2 solar module range offers excellent performance from low light to peak sun. The new, premium 320W NeON2 panels are LG’s most efficient solar panel, optimizing roof space and producing more electricity than standard crystalline panels. The LG NeON range won the Intersolar Award in Europe for innovation in 2013, 2015 and 2016, as well as a range of other international awards.
Choosing the premium and efficient NeON 2 panels by LG, can over the years save you money on your electricity bills and installation cost, when compared with standard panels. The NeON 2 not only generates solid electricity output, but with their black anodised frame and 12 wire busbars also win in stylish appearance. If you are seeking a quality solar product the LG NeON2 panels are for you.
The LG NeON panels are available in a high efficiency 320W panel and the best thing about them is they are the same physical size as a standard 250/260W solar panel! They are ideal if you a have a shortage of roof space and trying to extract maximum output, or want to keep some roof space for future expansion with batteries or future technologies such as electric vehicle charging etc.