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SolarWorld 285 Watt Solar Panel, Sunmodule SW285 Black Mono V4.0 Frame - 5 Busbar

SolarWorld 285 Watt Solar Panel, Sunmodule SW285 Black Mono V4.0 Frame - 5 Busbar
SolarWorld 285 Watt Solar Panel, Sunmodule SW285 Black Mono V4.0 Frame - 5 Busbar
Item code Brand name Model number Volts Watts Connector Type
SOW285SW285BLM SolarWorld SW PL 285 MONO BK 5BB 20V 285W H4

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Sunmodule Plus SW 285 Mono Black/ Version 4.0 (33 mm frame)
285 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panel - Black - 5 busbar

The new SolarWorld Sunmodule SW 285 Watt (33 mm frame) solar panels now come with 5 busbars (vs. 3). Read our BLOG on why this means more power for you!

SolarWorld has a process with their solar panels called "plus-sorting". They test each solar panel as they come off the manufacturing line, and are then sorted in 5 watt increments. Only panels with a flashed power that is greater than or equal to the nameplate rated power are delivered. They are rounded down to the nearest 5 watt increment. So a 285W panel could be anywhere from 285W to 289.9 watts. This ensures you are getting the highest system efficiency and saves you the time-consuming chore of sorting the solar panels at the job site.

The patented box channel frame design provides extraordinary stiffness in bending and torsion. The laminate with 4mm glass is set deep in the frame channel and secured with precision applied adhesive. The frame is assembled by press fit to maximize strength and longevity. The result is an extremely robust package that can be mounted in any orientation and can withstand static loads of up to 113 psf on a standard two-rail mounting system.

SolarWorld provides a 10-year Limited Product Warranty and 25-year Linear Service Warranty*.
*See warranty statement in the 'Documents' section above for details.

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  • New Version 4.0 frame offers increased load ratings, reduction in impact of scratches, and faster drainage of water (*See DOCUMENTS tab above for Tech Brief)
  • Sunmodule power is warranted for 25 years
  • SolarWorld makes the Sunmodule in the USA, promoting local economies and energy independence
  • SolarWorld is the largest manufacturer of solar photovoltaic panels in the USA since 1977 and is a $1 billion world wide solar manufacturer
  • Multi-year independent testing by Photon magazine confirms that Sunmodules generate up to 10% more kWh per rated kW than other major brands. More kWh means more money in your pocket
  • Sunmodules are tested to withstand hail, extreme heat, high winds and heavy snow loads
  • Sunmodules meet or exceed the latest electrical codes for safety and durability
  • Sunmodules are manufactured in ISO 9001:2000 certified factories and feature:
    • Silicone sealant
    • Tempered glass
    • EVA embedding
    • Solar cell
    • Back sheet
    • High-strength frame
  • The Sunmodule’s tight +/- 5% power tolerance ensures that you get the output you’re paying for
  • Rated power Pr SW285 Black (v4)
    Peak power Pmpp 285W
    Peak power voltage Vmpp 31.3V
    Peak power current Impp 9.20A
    0pen circuit voltage Voc 39.7V
    Short circuit current Isc 9.84A
    Module Efficiency   17.0%
    Max System Voltage   1000V
    Cell Type   Mono Black
    5 busbar

    * Max Reverse Current of this module is 25A. Reverse current is used for calculations and sizing of fuses and breakers. This is subjective - as this can be calculated based on 80% of the max, or 90% of the max etc. Therefore depending on how the fuses/breakers are sized, this module can handle a maximum of 25A of reverse current.


    **Frame compatible with both "Top-Down" and "Bottom" mounting methods. Grounding locations - 4 locations along the length of the module in the extended flange.

    Due to continuous research and product improvement the specifications in this Product Information Sheet are subject to change without notice. Specifications can vary slightly. For installation and operation instructions, see the applicable manuals. No rights can be derived from this Product Information Sheet and SolarWorld AG assumes no liability whatsoever connected to or resulting from the use of any information contained herein.

    To see why SolarWorld claims one of the lowest panel defect rates in the industry, and why their systems have been operating flawlessly in the field for 30 years, click on video below.

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