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Hanwha SolarOne introduces residential PV module to US

Chinese PV manufacturer partners with Zep Solar to bring Zep Compatible solar modules into US market for 2014

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The PV module aims to increase safety and reduce installation costs

Chinese PV manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has announced the availability of its residential Zep Compatible Solar module in the US. The PV module has been made available in partnership with Zep Solar, a US-based PV mounting platform provider.

The module combines Hanwha SolarOne's light-weight, durable, and high efficiency HSL Series with integrated grounding and mounting systems from Zep Solar. This aims to increase safety and reduce installation costs, speeding installation by four-to-five times over traditional racking solutions. HSL series modules manufactured with the patented Zep Groove will be available in the beginning of 2014.

The development follows Hanwha SolarOne announcing a strategic partnership with US firm Silent Power in June 2012 to develop a PV energy storage system.

Steve Kang, North American president for Hanwha SolarOne, said of the latest partnership: "Hanwha SolarOne is always looking for innovative ways to drive down balance of system costs. Partnering with Zep is proven to shorten installation time and deliver more value to our customers."

Zep Solar licenses its Zep Groove technology to PV module manufacturers like Hanwha SolarOne, who then incorporate the special geometry into their PV module frame designs and manufacture "Zep Compatible" PV modules. The company manufactures a full suite of mounting and grounding hardware as well as other accessories that mate with the Zep Groove.

"We are very happy to see Hanwha SolarOne enter as a reliable and sustainable global manufacturer of Zep Compatible PV modules; and being backed by the Hanwha Group lends well to the strength of their offering," said Mike Miskovsky of Zep Solar.
Backed by a 25-year linear power warranty and 12-year workmanship warranty, HSL Series modules have enhanced quality assurance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification.