ADLER Solar and Europe Solar Concept are offering a new solution for modules affected by a product warning issued by Solar-Fabrik AG: instead of replacing the complete junction box, only the cover is replaced. Kostal Industrie Elektrik GmbH has developed a special product for this. Ideally, the module can be repaired without having to disassemble it, according to ADLER Solar.
In April, Solar-Fabrik AG issued a product warning: the junction boxes on Premium L, M, XM and S products manufactured between 2011 and 2012 might experience a failure, causing a fire hazard. The standard solution for this problem is to replace the complete junction box at a service centre.
ADLER Solar and Europe Solar Concept are using a special product designed by Kostal to replace just the covers of the junction boxes, thereby saving costs. The service providers are emphasising that the on-site solution incurs costs for disassembly, packing and transportation, as well as the associated risks.
The service offering is intended for system operators and installers affected by the problem. Gerhard Cunze, managing partner at ADLER Solar, commented: "We are pleased to be able to offer an optimised solution that provides significant advantages to our customers. Our solution eliminates the cause of the problem and ensures long-term safety and optimal system performance."