Australian module manufacturer Tindo Solar has unveiled a new solar panel based on M10 wafers for home and business rooftop systems. The new addition to the company’s Karra range has a rated power of 410 W at 20.6% module efficiency and 23.1% cell efficiency.

Tindo Solar, Australia’s only solar panel manufacturer, has released its largest residential rooftop module, announcing that its 410 W Karra panel has been certified for sale and STC rebate.

The 410 W Karra panel is made with 108 half-cut monocrystalline cells based on M10 wafers with a size of 182mm. It operates with a maximum system voltage of 1,500 V and a temperature coefficient of -0.34% per degree Celsius.

The 410 W Karra module.

Image: Tindo Solar

The new panel measures 1,731mm x 1,149mm x 40mm and weighs 21.5kg. It is constructed with full tempered glass and is encased in a black anodised aluminum alloy frame. It has a 25-year product warranty and a 25-year performance warranty. The final power output is guaranteed to be no less than 80% of the nominal output power.

Tindo chief executive officer Shayne Jaenisch said the 410 W Karra panel was designed specifically to cater to the more sophisticated rooftop solar market.

“Five years ago, Australians wanted solar power on their roofs, and rebates and feed-in tariffs were designed to drive installations,” he said. “Today, the market is more focused on solar PV with battery, VPPs (virtual power plants), and a power supply with the most efficient and reliable output.”

Tindo said the first order for the panels, manufactured at the company’s Mawson Lakes headquarters in Adelaide, was from a large corporate buyer who installed a 200 kW system at its properties.

Jaenisch said that the 410 W panel was tested by TUV SUD Korea with engineers from the certification body who confirmed that it produces power at about 21% module efficiency and 23.1% cell efficiency and recorded only 0.07% cell-to-module ( CTM) loss ratio. Tindo said that the industry average energy efficiency of a solar module is between 17 and 19%, and the average CTM loss is 2-3%.

“We should be proud that in Australia we have the engineering and commercial technical skills to build one of the highest-performing solar panels in the world, right here in Adelaide,” Jaenisch said.

“If Australia is to lead the world in the energy transition, we need to develop a sovereign renewables capability.”

Jaenisch said the company is looking to meet the growing demand for ethically and sustainably produced modules with a new panel that comes with an end-of-life recycling guarantee.

“Australians are serious about recycling and forced labour,” he said. “We use a global assurance company to audit our supply chains for issues such as forced labor, and we have a recycling guarantee so decommissioned panels can be recycled for industrial use. reuse Reclaim PV.”

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