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SolarWorld Residential Solutions

Powering American homes for over 35 years

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2 I About Us Welcome to SolarWorld America’s Authority on Solar™—for more than 38 years. Our state-of-the-art facility is fully automated. and embodies decades of proven solar experience. our sales. we innovate solar power is our top priority—not a side project to other and champion solar to homes and business owners business interests. At SolarWorld. cost-effective the needs of our customers. we believe. With roots in the United States back to 1975. Together. marketing. and we do it better than anyone else. boasts 500 We believe in leading a sustainable future. We believe that a solar world is a better world. at our manufacturing facility in Hillsboro. sustainably produce solar cells and assemble solar panels. We believe in manufacturing in the markets we serve. megawatts of cell capacity and 350 of panel capacity. Creating and delivering clean. nationwide. customer service continues to serve as a leading visionary for the modern and engineering teams are dedicated to supporting solar industry. SolarWorld At the same time. Oregon. . we We believe that all solar is not created equal. Solar is what we do. Today.

manufac- turing headquarters in Hillsboro. Industry Firsts Founded in First to U. make the Earth a better place and provide relief from rising energy costs. to produce a solar panel every 23 seconds.S.S. We employ about 700 Americans in our U. SolarWorld has stood alone as the largest solar manufacturer in the U. our factory in Oregon has the capacity ensure a strong future. SolarWorld has purchased nearly $1 billion many of the solar industry’s most important firsts. as Solar produce First Technology 1 MW in First 1 MW grid-tied system & First 25-year plus-sorted First 25-year International a year first UL listing on solar panels stepped warranty solar panels linear warranty 1975 1980 1982 1997 2008 2009 . including equipment. Oregon. Every day. 3 I American Manufacturing America’s solar manufacturer For more than 38 years. solar companies years of proven industry leadership and success to combined. SolarWorld is responsible for Since 2010.S.S. support the communities we serve. shown below: services. In fact. In 2013 alone. parts and raw materials from 47 states and DC. building on more than 38 silicon solar cells than all other U. supplies. SolarWorld produced more crystalline We are financially strong. as of goods and services. An innovator and leader. we work to create American jobs.

delivering more least the next 25 years. is a fancy way of saying we do everything we can to guaranteeing exceptional power performance for at ensure the greatest energy yield. 10 years. We have never had a product recalled in our entire SolarWorld has been ISO 9001 certified for more than history. Every Sunmodule solar panel undergoes quality checks We flash-test then plus-sort our solar panels.85% 245 W 25-year linear 30-year linear 240 W 80% Competitors 235 W 230 W 0% 270 Watt module 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 Years . Plus-Sorting 25-Year and 30-Year Linear Warranties Linear performance guarantee 275 W You get at least 270 Watts Linear performance guarantee for SolarWorld Sunmodule Protect from every module 270 W Linear performance guarantee for SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus Without plus sorting you Competitor’s tiered performance guarantee 265 W Others don’t know what you’re getting 260 W 97% Performance guarantee 255 W Guaranteed output 90% 250 W 86. ensuring high performance in each and every panel. which means we’ve been officially recognized for our quality management for a long time now. 4 I Quality Industry-leading quality SolarWorld’s Sunmodule solar panels are recognized as the industry standard in quality. power to you. We stringently control the entire manufacturing process. which during every second of the manufacturing process.

We believe that sustainability begins on the inside. . including Solar2Schools the way through our production process. SolarWorld is a Green Brands certificate winner for giving them a firsthand opportunity to learn about 2012/2013. how we treat our employees and what materials we choose. eco-friendly practices all through community programs. in CO2e/Wp. We participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project with our goal to reduce our carbon emissions by 8% p. 5 I Corporate Stewardship Water Missions International A passion for the environment. We have a commitment to the Global Reporting Initiative.a. procurement to the packaging of our finished products. exclusively to brands with a proven track record of Our Solar2World initiative brings solar to those who environmentally sustainable actions both inside and otherwise may be without electricity outside the company. a commitment to community Our commitment to sustainability goes deeper than our products. Our partnership with Water Missions International We have been certified for our environmental brings clean. then extends outward to the communities we serve. we strive to give back to society proud to perform award-winning. We are At the same time. Our Solar2Schools initiative brings solar to our youth. The Green Brands certificate is presented renewable energies. It starts with how we manufacture our products. safe water to remote villages throughout management since 2010 (ISO 14001). the world. from raw material and Solar2World.

spinning your meter the roof AC for your home backwards Net metering B Electric Bill Energy needs B – A Solar Utility production grid = AS LOW Excess energy AS $0 * A plus connection fees * Not all systems achieve 100% energy bill reduction. .6 I Solar Basics How solar works The sun Provides free energy every day Racking Specially designed Sunmodule array aluminum racks Sunmodule solar panels convert attaches the Sunmodule sunshine into electricity array to your roof Monitor See how much energy your system is making with a display or web- based monitor Ground system The inverter The meter Utility grid Solar panels can Converts the DC With net metering. energy be mounted on the power from the you don’t use goes to the ground as well as on Sunmodule array into grid.

the complete installation cost. Great for the planet. With SolarWorld. hour rates. for more than non-solar homes. 7 I Solar Benefits “The base reason for going solar was financial for us because we are going to end up making money on the system. .Powered by SolarWorld Great for your wallet. Studies show that homes with solar sell more Feel good about reducing the country’s need for quickly. Monthly electricity bill savings Protect against rising energy costs Before solar Without solar With solar bill reduced by 72% With solar $500 Annual Electricity Cost in $ Monthly Electricity Cost in $ SAVINGS $0 Jan Dec 0 Year 25 Charts are samples from actual installations.” – Greg McMurray. Lake Oswego. Dramatically reduce your electricity costs. Your results may vary. Avoid ever-increasing electricity rates and peak No moving parts means minimal maintenance. Oregon McMurray Residence & Electric Vehicle . Many homeowners save thousands of dollars Government incentives can cut 30% or more off each year. nonrenewable resources. Say goodbye to ever-increasing energy rates. Our 25-year warranty leaves you worry-free. Decrease your carbon footprint.

and it’s tough to know which panels to choose. Hermosa Beach. Choose a company that controls all aspects of the Some panel manufacturers crowd solar cells together manufacturing process—from wafers to cells and and up against the frame. Select a man- actually limit its long-term performance. while being subjected to natural elements.S. The result: shading from panels—to ensure every component is of the highest mounting components. Look for a proven track record and more than 25 years in business. making a panel more efficient can A solar panel should last for decades. excess accumulation of dirt quality. Make your purchase decision on proven real-life. Ensure that your system will produce energy for several decades. Experience matters Choose long-term production over efficiency There are hundreds of young start-up solar companies Many manufacturers are touting efficiency (rated power today. California Fortunato Residence . soil. Support America by buying panels made here on U. 8 I Solar Panels “SolarWorld is such a strong company that we know they will be here for the next 25 years. .” – Robert Fortunato. Maximize your return on investment with worry-free performance. per square foot) as the most important feature of a solar panel.Powered by SolarWorld All solar panel manufacturers are not created equal Think all solar panels are the same? Think again. and reduced potential for light capture and energy production. over the cells. However. long- term system performance—not how much power a single panel can produce in optimal laboratory conditions. yielding less ufacturer you are confident will be around to honor energy over the life of your system. warranties as well as service commitments.

Many companies claim to have higher power solar panels. powered cells and assemble more than Made from the highest quality materials 350 MWs of our high- Solar cells are the engines that power solar panels. it snows and the wind blows. formance during decades of exposure to real-world With the capacity to conditions. yet they are rarely available to the average homeowner.S. To know we can deliver guarantee peak performance and reliability. we apply our what we promise. Designed for the real world A promise to believe in In the real world. we is why we don’t trust anyone else to make them for us. in parking lots and even in national parks. it rains. The result: maximum energy output for your solar investment. This is exactly why our solar panels are ac. stringent quality requirements on all our materials—and very few suppliers are able to meet our strict standards— then we manufacture our own solar cells right here in the U. tested and manufactured with attention to every detail. LE RELIAB CE RMAN PERFO Sunmodule Plus Sunmodule Protect Sunmodule Plus Black Benefit from maximum energy output SolarWorld’s Sunmodule solar panels are designed. . Call us control freaks. produce more than tively converting sunlight to energy all over the world— 500 MWs of our high- on farms. which quality panels. Our panel design is artfully configured to increase per. but our proprietary components and processes consistently exceed industry standards.

right for you if you have space on your lot. are well-suited for optimal energy production. a ground-mounted system may be Rooftop systems are the most popular option for home.Oregon Ground-Mount System . if unshaded and facing toward between SSE and SSW. with you to choose the best location and system size for your home energy needs. maintaining the integrity of your roof. Have options for raised mounting structures to Can be installed on nearly any roof—sloped or flat. SolarWorld rooftop solar systems: Can be installed on nearly any contour at a variety of Withstand extreme environmental conditions while heights and title angles. Ground solar systems If you have a need for a larger system than your roof area Rooftop solar systems will accommodate. Withstand extreme environmental conditions.Florida Rooftop System .Hawaii Rooftop System . Now you will need to find the right location for your system to unleash its full potential. every location Where should solar panels be installed to generate Can help to offset utility costs of an electric vehicle maximum energy? A SolarWorld installer will work closely charger for a truly clean-powered vehicle. Anchor to the ground to ensure stability. owners. Solutions for every home. Residential roofs typically have enough available SolarWorld ground-mounted solar systems: space and. 10 I Site Assessment Solar Community . provide power to the home and shade for people or Helps keep your home cooler in the summer by vehicles.Oregon Harnessing the sun for maximum performance Choosing Sunmodule panels is a great first step to creating a powerful solar system. providing shade from the sun and warmer in the winter by creating a heat barrier. .

Utah Ground-Mount System .California Solar Community .West Virginia Rooftop System .Rooftop System .New Jersey Black Rooftop System .Oregon Black Ground-Mount System .Pennsylvania .

Partners are factory-trained in safety and best installation practices. There’s a lot of setup work for this and we take care of it all. as well as routinely audited to ensure they meet and exceed our high standards. . Superior solar installation SolarWorld partners with only the best. Our systems are installed to last without damaging your roof or property.” – Keith Knowles. we SolarWorld Residential Installers exercise professional promise a worry-free installation wherever you live. Since our network spans the U. business practices.S. proper system design and installation is critical. 12 I Installation “We have a turnkey service where all you have to do is sign some paperwork.. Proven experience Our installation partners are among the most professional and experienced in the industry. Factory trained & audited We don’t trust just anyone with the installation of our solar panels. and are required to undergo back- ground checks and maintain positive customer reviews. most experienced Success that speaks for itself solar installers to ensure the highest quality designs and installations. The SolarWorld Residential Installer program requires a thorough review of each contractor’s business and installation practices. SolarWorld Authorized Installer Worry-free design and installation Since SolarWorld solar systems are guaranteed for at least 25 years of peak power production.

anywhere. Suntrol Portal & Suntrol App Using information from your monitoring system. You will be able to easily monitor all aspects of your system’s performance. You can even show your friends. view your savings in real-time and share the results with others. Monitoring systems Is your SolarWorld system delivering on its promise? Suntrol App You’ll always have the answer with monitoring systems available through our best-in-class partners. tablet or computer. 13 I Monitoring Portal Monitoring your system’s performance With SolarWorld. yield forecast and degradation calculations. Anytime. This includes the inverters. family and neighbors how you are saving the Earth and saving money at the same time. the Suntrol portal and app let you see your energy savings in action—at home or on the go—using any smart phone. . you can see your system in action.

their tendency to produce some heat. Can my electric bill really be $0? How do solar systems fair in extreme weather Some solar systems produce more electricity than is used conditions? each month. In a select few places panels. local and utility incentives exist in many areas. snow loads. bringing net electricity costs to $0. Installation Does a solar system require permits? Blackouts Yes. your location and available life-span. . Given the angle of the panels and create. go to solarworld. To find out what a SolarWorld system will do maintenance. Your SolarWorld installer will handle all the paperwork Will my system still generate power during a blackout? to make the process quick and easy. which allows your net electricity costs to While snow will decrease production while it is on your be reduced to zero. their design ensures that they to your electric bill.S. Can I install solar panels myself? solar systems that are connected to the electrical grid are required by utility regulations to shut off during blackouts. For the safety of workers attempting to fix power outages.. a solar panel on a cold day will out- produce a solar panel on a hot day. in what is known as a Feed-In Tariff system. available incentives in your area. In fact. given equal sunlight. they are rated higher than any other solar panels under UL standards. or a quick rinse with a garden hose every few months. In fact. you can be paid for any excess electricity you and installed properly. 14 I FAQs Have questions? We have answers. It is not recommended. In fact. further lowering the net Yes. A general rule of thumb is that if you can clearly see cost of your investment. it should not damage your system when designed in the U. SolarWorld solar panels require very little incentives. are eligible for a Is solar a viable option in cold climates? 30% federal tax credit.com and schedule remain relatively clean as long as they are exposed to rain your free solar consultation with a SolarWorld installer. quickly returning your system to its full potential. and optimally designed for 25+ years of production.S. What incentives are available to me? Weather SolarWorld solar systems sold in the U. most of America is under a system known as Net Metering. However. the snow will fall off your panels faster than it would fall off your roof. Financials Maintenance How much does a solar electric system cost? How much maintenance does a solar system need? The cost of your solar investment will vary greatly depending With no moving parts and at least a 25-year expected on the size of the system. Additional state. Ask a SolarWorld installer about your solar panels. they can produce electricity. but no further. The process requires both licensed SolarWorld recommends battery backup or traditional electrical and roofing skills to ensure the system is safe generators in places where blackouts occur regularly. there is still a minimal connection fee (typically about Sunmodule solar panels can withstand high wind and $100 per year) to remain connected to the electrical grid. Do I get paid for my extra energy production? How does snow affect a solar system’s performance? Currently.

Off-grid systems Safety Can I take my home off the electrical grid? Are there any fire. you may not be eligible for some incentives your system becomes damaged in any way. Lastly. However. provided you install optional battery-backup systems a solar system? to provide power when your demands exceed your Similar to any other electrical component. A solar system insurance provider. your roof should maintain all its pre-solar integrity. electrical or other dangers from Yes. However. Even if you move before your Homeowners Associations / Neighbors solar investment is completely paid off. our solar panels do offset the installation quality. can save you money today and even pay for itself in as little as five to seven years. laws that provide varying degrees of protection against restrictions that can be imposed on you. but cover your solar panels in these cases. Can a solar system be insured? Selling your home While SolarWorld does warranty solar panels for 10 years on workmanship and 25 years on energy production. Check with your that shouldn’t impact your solar decision. your home will most likely sell faster. Your local Roof integrity SolarWorld installer will be able to discuss the laws and policies in your area. batteries add accessible by children or animals who could potentially significant costs to your system. it is not typically should still take care to ensure your system is not easily recommended for several reasons. power used by a pool’s electric pumps. Second. so solar electric easy knowing that your roof will be okay. Can my HOA or neighbors prevent me from installing Plus. we I don’t plan on being in my home for 25 years. 39 states have solar access warranty is even transferrable one time to a new owner. studies show the cost will likely be returned in added value to your home. If period. . Why do not cover damage from external sources or theft. immediately if you do not connect your system to your utility. unlike batteries that have a limited Insurance lifespan and storage capacity. seek assistance from a professional installer or electrician. While a SolarWorld installer installation will greatly limit any dangers. you can help you install such a system. SolarWorld audits and trains all our Authorized Can SolarWorld’s solar panels heat my pool? Installers on these best practices so that you can rest Most pools are heated by natural gas. Who doesn’t a solar system? want a home with a guaranteed low electric bill? Our In a lot of cases. staying connected to the grid ensures you will rarely ever be without power. First. most homeowner insurance policies will People move more frequently now than ever before. Currently. Be sure to ask power will not be able to assist in heating outdoor your installer about any guarantees they offer on their swimming pools. extending your payback damage the system and possibly injure themselves. would I add solar? However. proper production. How does a solar system affect my roof integrity? With proper design and installation following industry Pools best practices. such as at night. no.

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