Conergy Ranked as Tier 1 PV Company by Bloomberg New Energy Finance
In its latest study, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) classified Conergy as one of the so-called Tier 1 manufacturers of crystalline photovoltaic modules. According to the report, bankability is the key criterion for tiering: “In most cases, banks are the strictest party when it comes to verifying the quality of the components and engineering, procurement and construction services providers (EPCs). By ‘bankable’ we understand manufacturers whose modules would be financed in non-recourse projects by non-development banks. Such modules need to have historically high quality standards.”
About Conergy America
Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has five offices, four warehouses and three production sites in the region.
In North America, Conergy is both a solar energy system manufacturer and solar specialty wholesaler. Conergy manufacturers mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy produces modules and mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT.
Conergy offers innovative products and tailored services to its North American network of system integrators and project developers. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements.
Photovoltaic Panel Manufacturing
Through Conergy’s strong understanding of quality assurance and extensive vertically-integrated solar module manufacturing experience, Conergy has carefully qualified several first-tier photovoltaic panel manufacturers to produce Conergy PH and PM modules. Through our distinct specifications, quality assurance processes, and finished goods inspection procedures, we apply our first-hand knowledge and experience of module manufacturing and quality control to ensure that our Conergy PH and PM manufacturing partners produce modules worthy of the Conergy name. All Conergy PH and PM production is certified to ISO 9001 international quality standards.
Photovoltaic Panel Quality
Conergy maintains strict quality standards and tight acceptance controls for all specifications of the finished photovoltaic panels. Any panels that do not meet strict specifications may be sold under another label, but will never become a Conergy photovoltaic panel. The result is increased confidence that Conergy PH and PM photovoltaic panels meet or exceed all published performance and reliability specifications.
Engineering and Production Controls
Conergy has a rigorous vendor qualification process that is lengthy and comprehensive. Conergy PV module manufacturing experts spend weeks at each production facility to ensure that the processes employed at the photovoltaic panel production site meet our precise specification. Further, regular audits of qualified suppliers ensures production processes remain in compliance with our requirements. Finally, every module shipment from all suppliers is subject to a multi-point inspection and acceptance program. Conergy also maintains its own photovoltaic research and testing lab in Germany allowing us to continuously and precisely monitor every component in the finished solar module.
Photovoltaic Panel Warranty
As a result of stringent engineering and quality procedures, Conergy provides an objective 90%/10-year – 80%/25-year output warranty on its Conergy PH and PM photovoltaic panels. In contrast to many competing modules, whose output warranty is subject to the manufacturer’s assessment and “sole discretion,” Conergy accepts testing data from any qualified 3rd party testing laboratory. This ensures that the assessment of any Conergy module performance warranty claim is fair, impartial, and transparent. In addition, the warranty for Conergy PH and PM solar panels is fully backed and serviced by Conergy alone, simplifying service claims, decision turnaround times, and logistics.
Conergy Support for Photovoltaic Panels
Conergy is a local company backed by global strength, with sales and support staff located close to customers. Product support and warranty claims for Conergy P, PH, and PM photovoltaic panels are conducted exclusively with local Conergy staff, and not with a manufacturer on the other side of the world.