Our $10,000 challenge

Our $10,000 challenge

We challenge fellow solar manufacturers and installers of Australia to beat the LG NeON* and will reward them with up to $10,000 if you can in a Watt by Watt equalized comparison in Australia.

LG recently commissioned a 20 panel comparison system with Solar Edge optimizers in Sydney’s Frenchs Forest. The impartiality of the comparison system was independently verified by a qualified engineer, certified as an authorised PV systems expert by one of the world’s leading testing facilities, TUV Rheinland day after day for 4 months. The NeON created more electricity than the other 19 panels tested in a Watt by Watt equalised comparison.

The closest panel was 3% below the NeONs output and the biggest gap was over 10% difference in equalized output. We are so confident that the NeON produces the most electricity in a Watt by Watt equalization of any panel sold in commercial quantities in Australia that we will pay an equal share of $10,000 to any entrant who sets up an alternative Solar Edge comparison system in a mainland capital city in which any non-LG solar panel available in commercial quantities in Australia produces an equalised output exceeding that of a NeON panel installed in the same system, over a period of at least 3 consecutive months.

*Terms and Conditions: Entrants must be solar installers accredited by the Clean Energy Council. “Challenge Period” is 3 consecutive months of continual operation during the period 15 April 2015 to 15 September 2015.

Entries are to be made by email to solar.sales@lge.com.au and close at 5:00 pm EDST on 22 September 2015. Each comparison system may be the subject of only one (1) entry. LG reserves the right to verify the conformity of systems and comparison data with these conditions, at any time during or after the Challenge Period. Comparison system must be installed in or near a mainland capital city in Australia. Comparison system must incorporate a Solar Edge inverter and optimizer combination installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Panels in comparison system must be available for sale in commercial quantities in Australia at date of publication.

The Prize ($10,000) will be paid in equal shares to all entrants who satisfy LG that a non-LG panel in their comparison system has produced an equalised output exceeding that of a LG NeON panel model B3 or G4 in the same system, during the Challenge Period. The “equalised output” of a panel means its energy output (Wh) divided by its manufacturer’s flash test result (W) (which LG must be able to verify). Equalised outputs of panels must not be manipulated, or interfered with, or impacted by unfair lighting or other conditions like overshadowing. The Prize will be paid on 15 October 2015, after any validation and verification that LG requires in its sole discretion. LG may at its sole discretion disqualify any entrant who it is not satisfied has conformed with these conditions.