Solar modules shipping with on-site pickup!

      We offer our services exclusively for commercial customers, public authorities and companies. Transports on behalf of private individuals are completely excluded.

      Reliable transport of solar modules with Cargoboard

      Solar energy is not only regenerative, but also cost-saving. However, before mounting, you need to transport the PV modules safely to guarantee full performance.

      Cargoboard offers you optimized and modern shipping techniques to transport your solar modules reliably, efficiently and quickly - nationally as well as internationally.



      Transporting solar modules with Cargoboard

      If you want to transport solar modules, you should take a few aspects into account during the preparation.

      Thanks to Cargoboard's extensive and far-reaching transportation network, it is possible to complete your shipment within a few business days.

      With just a few clicks, you can choose the desired shipping method on our platform, calculate the freight costs and book the transport immediately.


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      The booking through our platform

      In order to place an order through our platform, it is necessary to provide shipping information such as pickup and destination locations, as well as the exact dimensions of the shipment, including packaging. This step is of great importance to ensure an accurate calculation of the freight cost.


      The choice of means of transport for the transport of solar modules

      Once you have booked the transport and received the necessary documents, it is time to package the goods.

      With Cargoboard, deliveries whose total weight including packaging exceeds 30 kg, must be shipped on a pallet. For detailed recommendations on optimal packaging, please refer to our packaging tips at the bottom of this page.

      View our packaging tips

      Die Verpackung der Ware für den Transport
      Die Abholung der Ware für den Transport

      The collection of solar modules

      Our forwarders collect your shipment right from the curbside. For shipments weighing 30 kg or more, the goods must either be placed on a pallet or be self navigable.

      The delivery of solar modules

      Like the pickup, the delivery of solar modules is free curbside. The shipment is unloaded by our freight forwarding partners at the roadside of the delivery address.

      Die Lieferung der versendeten Ware

      Transit times for the transport of solar modules

      The table below shows the regular transit times for the transport of solar modules within Germany.


      You can easily view transit times for European transports on our booking platform after entering your collection and delivery locations.


      Please note that transit times may vary due to seasonal variations and regional restrictions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service team.

        Standard delivery Premium delivery

      Groupage Freight

      1-2 business days 1 business day

      Less Than Truck Loads

      1 business day (collection within 3 business days)

      1 business day (collection on the selected business day)

      Full Truck Loads

      1 business day (collection within 3 business days)

      1 business day (collection on the selected business day)


      Premium delivery

      With premium delivery, the fastest possible delivery date is selected by default. Alternatively, a later delivery date can be selected during the offer configuration.


      Premium delivery for pan-European shipments
      If you want a fixed delivery date for a pan-European shipment, it is the last day of the specified regular transit time for the premium delivery option.


      Premium delivery for groupage freight
      If you request a fixed delivery date, we will store your shipments for up to 3 business days free of charge. These are counted from the last business day of the earliest possible term. For each additional business day, we will charge 5€ per pallet space and business day.


      Shipping method Direct Loads

      When booking a Direct Load, you can look forward to our fastest transport product. In this case, the booked vehicle will make its way to the delivery location immediately and without transshipment.


      Learn more about Direct Loads

      Prices for the transport of solar modules

      When transporting large solar modules, prices depend heavily on the pickup and delivery locations, as well as the chosen shipping method and total weight.


      With the cost calculator on our platform, you can calculate your personalized transport price in real time by simply entering your shipment data.

      Transporting solar modules - this is how safe shipping works

      Depending on the size and quantity, different methods for shipping solar modules exist.


      However, be sure to avoid damages in transit caused by jerking, bumping or dropping the solar panels. This can cause microcracks in the solar modules. These impair the energy flow in the solar module and reduce the photovoltaic output.


      A freight forwarder carries out special transports to ensure the solar panels reach you safely and intact.


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      Packaging solar modules correctly

      The use of high-quality packaging materials determines transport safety. Please make sure to use a sturdy packaging material, to protect the solar modules from shocks and vibrations.


      You can wrap the solar modules in a protective film before transporting and surround them with padding such as foam or styrofoam . Also use a shrink wrap, wooden crates or cardboard, to make sure the modules are additionally protected from damage.


      You should take extra care and caution with concentrator modules as they are even more sensitive than ordinary solar modules.


      Transporting solar modules safely

      Follow the packaging instructions: Most solar modules come with instructions on how to package and transport them safely. Make sure you follow these instructions carefully.


      In addition, the standards IEC 61215 and 61730, which are intended to ensure an appropriate safety standard for the transport of solar modules, have been in existence for several years. Therefore, please consider these instructions when transporting solar modules.


      There is an increased risk of impact or falling when transshipping solar modules. To prevent additional damage during transport, you should avoid transshipping the photovoltaic modules. If this is unavoidable, it should be carried out by personnel trained to do so.


      In addition, some countries or regions have specific regulations for the transport of solar modules. Therefore, inform yourself about the applicable requirements before transport.


      Learn more about packaging tips

      Are solar modules considered dangerous goods?

      Depending on the type, some solar cells contain isolated substances that are classified as hazardous. These include, for example, lead and sulfuric acid. For this reason, the shipment of such solar modules is a transport of dangerous goods.

      The delivery of solar modules

      Solar modules are usually delivered on one-way pallets or special module pallets. These are designed to hold the solar modules securely and protect them from damage. The number of solar modules per pallet varies depending on the manufacturer. However, the minimum number for this is 4 modules per pallet.


      It is important that the pallets themselves are not damaged. In addition, the solar panels should be securely fastened to the pallet during transport to prevent slippage. In the best case, check the protection several times, so that you can ensure a damage-free transport.


      Before a newly developed solar module can be shipped for the first time, the manufacturer must subject it and its packaging to a number of transport tests. These comply with the DIN EN 62759-1 safety standard and are designed to guarantee undamaged transport.


      The corresponding solar module is packaged by the producer and tested in an accredited testing laboratory. The following examinations may be performed during such an examination:

      • Vibration tests
      • Tilt drop test
      • Oblique impact test
      • Testing driving over unpredictable obstacles on the road, such as potholes and sidewalk edges
      • Insulation test
      • Thermal cycling test
      • Moisture-frost test
      • Dynamic and static load test

      As soon as the solar module has survived these tests undamaged in the packaging used, it may be shipped to customers by the manufacturer in this combination.


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      Transporting solar modules with Cargoboard

      With over 46,000 trusted partners, the safe transport of your solar modules is close to our hearts. State-of-the-art conveying technologies, qualified employees and operational excellence distinguish us and provide the ideal basis for efficient transport of your goods.


      Our services at a glance:

      You can find your individual transport solution with Cargoboard:

      We are your direct contact and guarantee efficient, reliable and uncomplicated processing.

      Secure your solar modules

      It is important to make sure that your solar panels are insured during transport. We offer our customers shipping insurance in case your package is damaged or lost during transport.


      Learn more about shipping insurance

      Custom conditions for the transport of solar modules

      If you regularly book at least 10 shipments per month with Cargoboard, you can benefit from individual conditions as a frequent shipper.

      Frequently asked questions about solar module shipping

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