American-made SolarWorld modules ranked number one in two tests carried out by the Photon trade magazine back in 2008 and 2009. They generated 12 percent more power than competing brands. And they just keep getting better. The efficiency on the Sunmodule Plus SW 285-watt solar panel is up to 16.7% and its power tolerance is 0/+2%. This particular model has a matte silver frame and is made of monocrystalline silicon cells, which many consider to be more desirable than polycrystalline. Read about the differences.
The SW 285-watt Sunmodule Plus is designed for long-term use, durability and ease of use. It will sustain loads of up to 113 pounds per square foot, which means it will withstand even the harshest weather conditions. Its Version 4.0 frame is compatible with "Top-Down" and "Bottom" mounting methods.
SolarWorld products are manufactured in state-of-the-art factories that comply with US and international labor and environmental standards. Their flash-testing process ensures that any SolarWorld solar panel delivered to your door has greater than or equal power to the nameplate rated power.
SolarWorld's solar panel warranty is different than many of its competitors. Their linear warranty guarantees that the power generated will not decrease more than 0.7% per year from its nameplate over a 25-year period. The SW285 Sunmodule Plus also comes with a 10-year product warranty.
Features & Attributes
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 65.94 × 37.44 × 36.6 inches
- Weight: 1185 lbs
- 60-Cell monocrystalline silicon module
- Front tempered glass
- Withstands static loads of up to 113 per square foot at any orientation
- Efficiency rating of 16.7 percent
- Power tolerance of +/- 2%
- Version 4.0 frame is compatible with "Top-Down" & "Bottom" mounting methods
- Frame has grounding locations on all four of its corners.
- Certified to the stringent safety and design requirements of UL 1703 and IEL
- Uses H4 Amphenol connectors
- Class C Fire Rating
- Guaranteed to decrease in power no more than 0.7% per year over a 25-year period