SCHOTT Solar: Convincing Quality for PV Power Plants
SCHOTT Solar, with its headquarters in Mainz, Germany, has over 54 years of experience in the field of solar technology. Through its business unit “SCHOTT Solar Power Projects”, the company supplies PV modules for projects and offers its expertise in planning and even full-scale realization of solar power plants.
Quality has always been its utmost priority. In its in-house climate tests, the products offered by SCHOTT Solar must be able to meet requirements that are often twice as high as the international IEC standard specifications.
To ensure that its solar systems offer high performance and attractive power yields for extended periods of time, SCHOTT Solar offers a 25-year linear performance warranty on its glass-film modules and even a 30-year warranty on its double glass modules.
The high quality standards in the areas of development and manufacturing have been confirmed by independent parties on numerous occasions. For instance, the German consumer magazine “Ökotest” (edition 4/2010) evaluated solar modules from German and foreign manufacturers in terms of their performance. Of the 15 solar modules tested, only the SCHOTT PERFORM® POLY 220 module and two other modules received the top score of “Excellent”. The German Agricultural Society (DLG) also confirmed SCHOTT Solar’s high standard of quality just last year. The solar modules from SCHOTT Solar passed the DLG’s “Focus test on ammonia resistance” and are thus suitable for use in agricultural environments. In addition, the double glass module SCHOTT PROTECT® POLY 290 received a score of “Excellent (-)” in the “PV+Test” conducted by Solarpraxis AG. These results show that SCHOTT modules are highly reliable during sustained use.