Worldwide Energy & Mfg Solar panel

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Is anyone familiar with the solar panels made by "Worldwide Energy & Mfg". I'm getting quotes to have a grid tied system installed and one of my quotes lists these panels. Specifically they are using AS-5M-180W panels. I've never heard of them. From what I do see searching the net is they are made in China. Thats about it.

What kind of quality are they.

Should I avoid them.

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  • mike95490
    mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Re: Worldwide Energy & Mfg Solar panel
    solar4mae wrote: »
    What kind of quality are they.

    China quality. Variable. The better question is, who services the warranty? Will they be around in 4 years ?
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  • BB.
    BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 33,478 admin
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    Re: Worldwide Energy & Mfg Solar panel

    The panels are approved for California Rebates, so I guess they exist--That is all I know.

    Eligible PV Modules List - Go Solar California!

    If they are on a government approved list--it must mean that they are wonderful. :roll:

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • System2
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    Re: Worldwide Energy & Mfg Solar panel
    BB. wrote: »
    The panels are approved for California Rebates, so I guess they exist--That is all I know.

    Thats about all I can say for them, not much information about the manufacture.


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    BB. wrote: »
    If they are on a government approved list--it must mean that they are wonderful. :roll:

    wonderful under test conditions.

    Since I'm not finding much information about these panels and it doesn't look like much of an installed base, I'll have to stick to the name brands.