LG Electronics USA has extended its product warranty for the LG NeON family of high-performance modules from 15 to 25 years. The warranty announcement, which dovetails with LG’s plans for a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama, provides further incentives for prospective customers and highlights LG’s commitment to high-quality solar modules.
The new product warranty covers LG NeON 2, NeON R and NeON 2 BiFacial modules in the United States. LG’s flagship panels feature LG’s Cello technology, which utilizes circular wires for better light absorption and incorporates 12 wires instead of the traditional 3 busbars, reducing electrical loss and increasing power output and reliability.
“Modules from LG Solar combine a sophisticated design with high-performance PV technology. Thanks to state-of-the-art innovations and increased reliability, we’re now covering the entire high-performance LG NeON family with a 25-year product warranty as well as our 25-year performance warranty. This gives our customers and partners an even greater degree of investment security from a brand they can trust,” said Garry Wicka, U.S. head of marketing for LG Solar.
LG is investing $28 million to establish its new Alabama factory on LG’s 48-acre campus in Huntsville, where the company has had operations for four decades. Starting in early 2019, the new plant is expected to produce 500 MW of high-performance solar panels annually, initially NeON 2 modules. The new factory is expected to create about 160 new full-time jobs, thereby increasing LG’s Huntsville employment by 60% to more than 400 workers.
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