Aldershot-based renewable distributor Segen has announced a partnership with Taiwanese solar manufacturer WINAICO in order to alleviate the pressure on UK installers following the decision to impose duties on Chinese-manufactured solar products.

Segen has partnered with WINAICO to stock its WSP-P6 250W Poly module which will not be subject to EU tariffs.

Commenting on the deal, Andy Pegg, CEO of Segen, said: “With the EU anti-dumping tariff threatening the UK installer market, it is important that major UK distributors such as Segen take steps to reduce the negative impact and respond to the demand for reliable, consumer friendly panels. WINAICO is a respected manufacturer, offering the highest quality, proven solar panels at a competitive price.”

WINAICO modules do not use the traditional silicone seal but instead use an adhesive tape to bond the glass to the frame of the module – the company claims that this gives the module improved resistance to heat, UV light and chemical attack.

Segen will be accepting orders for the WSP-P6 module now in anticipation of delivery in early June.