• Ethan Kepler

How Long Do Solar Panels Last- 50 Year Warranty

You read that correct, 50 years is the warranty length of the solar panel manufacturer startup Violet Power out of the state of Washington.


IBC Cell Makeup

Violet Power Solar Panels

The ‘ZEBRA’ IBC cell, which was developed as a low-cost IBC cell architecture using front floating emitter (FFE) and screen-printed and fired-through metallization made on large-area 152.4mm n-type monocrystalline wafers has been further developed at Violet Power.


The company plans to manufacture silicon solar cells and panels in the United States. Production should begin in Q2 2021, with full manufacturing capacity of 500 MW of solar cells and separately 500 MW of solar panels reached by the end of 2021.


How Long do Solar Panels Last?

If we are talking about the warranty only, most solar panel manufacturers are normally saying their solar panels will last 25 to 30 years with their warranties. In reality panels degrade and have a potential to last a lifetime. What Violet Power is doing different, their solar panels will have a 50-year warranty — the longest in the solar industry.

“There are currently no vertically-integrated U.S. PV panel manufacturers to meet the growing global demand for solar power,” Charlie Gay- CEO of Violet Power said. “This lack of manufacturing capability within the United States results in billions of dollars in lost opportunity including jobs, wages, and revenue for American workers and government at the local, state, and federal level. In addition, there are serious concerns over supply chain self-reliance and electric grid security, which can be best addressed with control of the entire value chain. Violet Power’s manufacturing model addresses all of these concerns, and more.”

USA Made Solar Panels

There are a few solar manufacturers in the United States and Violet Powers new plant is across the road from REC Silicon's high pureness polysilicon plant.


" What Violet Power is doing is separating on quality," noted Gay CEO.


Nonetheless, the business will additionally be setting apart on carbon impact with hydro-electric power for all manufacturing procedures from polysilicon, wafering as well as cell as well as module production. The wafering procedures will certainly be in partnership with a Northern European wafer manufacturer with straight connections with REC Silicon.

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