SolarWorld chosen, recommended most by installers in U.S. market, research shows

New SolarWorld video highlights U.S. installers’ passion about SolarWorld brand

HILLSBORO, Ore., June 29, 2016 - A recent comprehensive survey by independent research firm EuPD Research found that more U.S. solar-system installers choose to carry SolarWorld solar panels than those of any other brand and they recommend SolarWorld with greater enthusiasm than any other brand, SolarWorld noted today.

The results, according to the survey, show that:

 36.4 percent of respondents, more than one in three installers interviewed, carry SolarWorld.
 39 percent - the highest showing - registered unaided awareness of the company's brand.
 71 percent of respondents who recommended the brand did so enthusiastically - the highest of any brand with a substantial response rate.
The survey, reported as "US PV InstallerMonitor 2015/2016: Understanding the Installer's View of the PV Market," involved 302 interviews early this year with installers from 42 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.

A recent video by SolarWorld, "Why U.S. Solar Installers Choose SolarWorld," captures highlights of unrelated interviews with installers attending the SolarWorld Installer Summit in June in Portland, Oregon. The event staged for the fourth year in a row by SolarWorld, the largest crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer in the Americas for more than 40 years, drew about 400 attendees. In the video interviews, installers' reasons for choosing SolarWorld included preferences for the company's quality, reliability, international scope, domestic production, accessibility and customer service.

In the EuPD research, respondents were asked, "What are the reasons to recommend a specific PV module brand?" Their top five answers, in order of prevalence, were "high quality"; "good price-performance ratio"; "high efficiency/rate of return"; "guarantee conditions"; and "good experiences."

"SolarWorld is known by another name, and that is quality," said Mukesh Dulani, U.S. president of SolarWorld. "No other brand has a history longer than its warranty and therefore can point to its products' actual track record of warranted longevity. Installers grasp the importance of that distinction to their customers."

SolarWorld will exhibit in Booth 7411 at Intersolar North America from July 12 to 14 in San Francisco.

About SolarWorld REAL VALUE: SolarWorld REAL VALUE: SolarWorld manufactures and sells high-tech solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, employs 3,820 people and operates facilities in Freiberg, Germany; Arnstadt, Germany; and Hillsboro, Oregon, USA as well as in a joint venture with Qatar Solar Technologies. From raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and modules, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including research and development in its own company, SolarWorld Innovations. Through an international distribution network with locations in Europe, USA, Singapore, Japan, South Africa and Qatar, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. The company upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999. Connect with SolarWorld on Facebook, Twitter and

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