There has been an onslaught in the manufacture and installation in the United States and around the world. So it is to be expected that there will be a certain percentage of defective products given the volume of production, regardless of the industry or type of product. The most recent industry that is gained attention is the solar energy industry.
There has been a great increase in the percentage of solar products in the United States over the past decade. It has recently come to light that there is a high volume of defective products resulting from this increased production. My good friend David Williams owns a solar company in Florida, and they are seeing a number of defective panels from the manufacturer as a result of the increase in volume.
Even the general manager of Dupont’s solar panel production group has admitted that shortcuts have been taken in order to accommodate the massive increase in volume. One of the few companies that has capacity to increase production of solar panels is China. However, the quality control at many other facilities has come into question. Some experts have said that the failure rate in defect rate is as high as 13% in some of these facilities. And the solar panels that are defective are failing in his early is two years.