LG has been manufacturing electrical goods since 1958 and have one of most stringent quality control procedures when manufacturing their solar cells and solar modules.
LG has been in solar research since the mid 1980s. Module production started in 2009 and current capacity is 1.65 Gw with plans for 4 Gigawatt capacity within the next 2-3 years. In 2017, capacity will reach 2 Gw.
The manufacturing process is vertically integrated and this means that LG undertakes and controls every production stage from sourcing the silicon to manufacturing the cells and the modules. Overall over 500 quality control processes are being used to build the modules from scratch.
LG Electronics has many offices in over 100 countries including USA, Japan, China, India, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. In Australia they have offices in every mainland city and the Australian solar unit is based in Sydney.
Since 2011 LG solar has distributed over 380,000 panels to Australian customers with 3 panels being accepted on goodwill when poor installation practices lead to panel failure. There has been no warranty returns.
LG has a installation network across Australia and LG applies specific criteria such as ensuring quality installation standards and excellent customer service for selecting their dealers.
LG has its own state-of-the-art intensive testing photovoltaic testing laboratory certified by all 4 key testing houses in the world such as TÜV*. UL** and Frauenhofer as being of world class testing standard. LG are the only solar manufacturer so far who has obtained this high level, 4 partners certification and their testing facilities are one of the world’s best.
LG SOLAR PANEL TESTS
In order to be sold in Australia solar modules have to be tested and pass the IEC standard tests once. LG solar panels are tested in their special testing lab not to general IEC standards, for most tests for between two and up to four times the IEC standards, ensuring a very robust and long lasting solar module.
LG solar panels are manufactured in a fully automated manufacturing facility in Gumi, South Korea and come with a 25 year parts and labour product warranty and 25 year performance warranty held here in Australia by LG Electronics.
The LG solar module range offers excellent performance from low light to peak sun. The LG panel range offers panels in the 350W and 370W power class . The NeON R 370W are LG’s most efficient solar panel, optimizing roof space and producing more electricity than standard mono-crystalline modules. The LG NeON range won the Intersolar Award in Europe for innovation in 2013, 2015 and 2016, as well as a range of other international awards, such a Top Brand Solar Panel, Australia Award in 2016 and 2017.
The consumer magazine Choice also published in early 2017, that from an initially purchased 15 different solar panels, the LG NeON 300W module after a 12 month in real rood installation via the CSIRO laboratory, The LG NeON won the competition as producing the most electricity per rates watt . Therefore the LG NeON was highest efficient panel in the Choice test.
Choosing the premium and efficient NeON panel range can over the years save the customer money on electricity bills and installation cost, when compared with standard panels. The NeON range not only generates solid electricity output, but with their black anodised frame and wire busbars also win in stylish appearance. If you are seeking a premium solar product the LG NeON panels are for you.
The LG NeON panels are available in a monster 370 and 350W size and the best thing about them is they are the same size as a standard 260/270W solar panel! They are ideal if you a have a shortage of roof space and trying to extract maximum output or what great output per kW installed.