Hanergy recently expanded its residential solar offering to include Spreitenbach, Switzerland, in partnership with IKEA. For the first time, Swiss consumers will be able to purchase a Hanergy Solar System at the Swedish retailer, starting at CHF 7,650, with an average price of CHF 12,400 exl VAT for a 4kW system including VAT, and including a 15% discount for IKEA FAMILY members.
For an average 4kW Hanergy system costing CHF 12,400, a customer will receive a one-off payment of CHF 4,800 from the Swiss Einmalvergütung scheme intended to incentivise solar uptake in the country and a further saving of up to CHF 1,289 from tax deductions, as well as generating potential 25-year system lifetime earnings of over CHF 18,000.
Switzerland is the third country to roll out the IKEA and Hanergy solar panel offer, with the UK piloting the scheme in 2013 and the Netherlands launching the offer in October this year. To date, 1,800 systems have been sold in the UK.
Hanergy commissioned research in Switzerland found that the solar market has huge potential in the country, with 62% of Swiss consumers interviewed saying they would go solar if the costs were better value.
Since April 2014 the Swiss government has also
been encouraging more homeowners to install solar panels under the one-off
payment scheme called Einmalvergütung. The project costs of solar systems can
normally be deducted from the taxable income, constituting an additional incentive
to install solar.
Hanergy’s solar panels use next generation thin-film technology, which means they have an attractive ‘all-black’ appearance, perform well in low-light and cloudy conditions, and require less energy to produce than regular ‘silicon’ solar panels. The Hanergy home monitoring system helps consumers monitor their system’s electricity generation anytime, anywhere and can be integrated with a smartphone. Hanergy also offers a 25 years performance guarantee on the solar panels, which warrants a minimum of 80% of rated capacity after 25 years.
About Hanergy Thin Film
Hanergy Thin Film is the world’s leading thin-film solar technology enterprise. It is mainly engaged in the research and development and design of large-scale thin-film solar turnkey production lines, as well as the development and operation of downstream solar power projects and application products. On November 27, 2013, Hanergy Thin Film was included in Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) China Index. The Company is the No.1 solar thin film turnkey line provider in the world by scale and by profitability, having delivered about 2,000MW production lines. In 2013, the Company recorded a net profit of HKD2.06 billion, enjoying a remarkable growth of 57.2% year-on-year. Hanergy Solar places technology advancement as its top priority and is equipped with strong R&D capabilities, with a focus in advanced thin-film technology applied in flexible substrates. Hanergy Thin Film’s CIGS solar cells have reached a conversion efficiency of 20.5% under the guidance of a world-class thin-film solar energy expert team. In February 2014, Hanergy Thin Film acquired 100% interest of Hanergy UK and currently sells “Hanergy” branded thin-film solar photovoltaic equipment through IKEA UK directly. In May 2014, Hanergy Thin Film formed a strategic partnership with Tesla, a US electric vehicle maker, for the construction of PV Supercharger stations in China.