Philosophy Reliability

Operating at the epicenter of cutting edge technology and high reliability

Stion modules are designed and manufactured to the highest reliability standards. In sight, out of mind.

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Materials

Glass-glass encapsulation is widely considered the only reliably bankable configuration for thin film modules. The high-transmission, tempered glass used in Stion’s modules is designed to withstand heavy snow fall and high winds.
The edge of the module is sealed with high quality butyl rubber that allows the module to exceed the 25-year warranted lifetime of the product.

Factory

Automation: Highly automated production conveyance systems limit human contact with the module
Inspection:
Stion performs 100% inspection of every module at multiple points throughout the production process
Certification
: Our elevation series modules have achieved industry standard UL and IEC certifications
Third-Party Testing:
Stion actively collaborates with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Intertek and other independent labs to improve our products and processes.

Field

CIGS Stability: CIGS technology encapsulated in a glass-glass package has been tested by NREL to show industry leading stability
Warranty: Stion stands behind its products with a warranty for 10 years workmanship and 25 year power output:

  • 90% at 10 years
  • 80% at 25 years

Temperature Coefficient

Stion CIGS Thin-Film

Stion CIGS thin-film tolerates extreme heat with ZERO impact on performance

Crystalline Silicon

Crystalline Silicon does not tolerate extreme heat, impacting performance