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Solar World Solar Panels

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SolarWorld AG of Germany became one of the three largest solar power providers in the world when it took over the Shell Group and its crystalline solar silicon technology. The SolarWorld Group is involved in every aspect of the solar industry, from raw material silicon to making turn-key solar plants. SolarWorld California, a part of the SolarWorld Group, sells their solar panels through a worldwide distributor, authorized reseller, and contractor network.


Frank Asbeck, an agricultural engineer, founded SolarWorld AG in 1998. SolarWorld's manufacturing unit is in Saxony with offices in Bonn. SolarWorld California Inc., USA, was established in March 2005 with headquarters in San Diego. The company expects to post revenue of $634 million in 2006.

Photovoltaic (PV) Product Lines

SolarWorld California makes the Sunkits and Sunmodule brands. The Sunkit brand comes with different power ratings. Different options are available depending on roof style. The Sunmodule brand also comes in different power ratings. The SolarWorld solar panels are watertight and withstand very high temperatures. Even when there is minimum light, they produce power.

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Our free Find a Contractor tool can help you find qualified pre-screened contractors to install solar panels. Every contractor in our database has been screened for a clean credit and legal history, and has been in business for at least three years.


SolarWorld offers a 25-year service warranty under the following conditions:

  • In the first 10 years, if the power output falls by more than 9% from the date of purchase
  • In the first 25 years, if the power output falls by more than 19% from the date of purchase.

Contacting Solar World

Phone: 619-661-9844


SolarWorld California, Inc.
Ocean View Hills Building A 1425 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92154