Are Astronergy Solar Panels Any Good?

Astronergy panels are popular because of their cheap cost-per-watt. Astronergy’s 345W panels are the most cost-effective alternative on the market if you have lots of space to assemble your system. You won’t find a better deal from any other Tier 1 manufacturer than 70 cents per watt.

(The term “Tier 1” refers to a Bloomberg list that rates solar panel manufacturers based on their financial soundness, longevity, and production volume.) The solar industry’s stalwarts are represented on this list.)

Polycrystalline cells are used in Astronergy 345W panels, which are not the most efficient choice available. Our Heliene 365W monocrystalline panel, for example, produces an additional 20 watts in the same frame size thanks to more efficient cell technology.

Higher efficiency, on the other hand, frequently corresponds to higher cost-per-watt. Despite the fact that Astronergy’s panels are less efficient, they offer the best value. Your array will take up more space, but you’ll get more output per dollar invested as a result.

Reinsured Warranty

Tier 1 solar panels have a 25-year warranty. A lot can happen in that period, and due to the competitive nature of the manufacturing sector, we’ve seen our fair share of solar panel manufacturers come and go.

Customers may be trapped with a useless warranty if a manufacturer goes bankrupt because there is no means to register a claim once the firm has gone bankrupt.

A third-party warranty provided by Astronergy protects against this circumstance. The warranty is covered by a third-party reinsurance company called Munich RE if Astronergy ever goes out of business.

Astronergy is also a subsidiary of the Chint Group, one of China’s leading electronics producers. Forbes recognized them as China’s fourth largest firm in 2013. Their size and durability provide an added degree of warranty protection.

That kind of third-party support gives you peace of mind that your system will be taken care of in the long run.

Astronergy solar panels are made in the United States.

CHINT Solar/Astronergy is a Chinese solar panel manufacturer with a solar cell manufacturing facility in Thailand.

They don’t appear to have production facilities in other nations, as far as I can discover. After Conergy came into financial difficulties in 2014, they purchased a factory in Germany, but sold it this year.

After they bought the factory, Frankfurt called a street “Chint Avenue,” but I can’t find it on Google Maps now.

So, as I’ve always said, never trust Germany when it comes to street names, and keep an eye out for them in Poland and the Low Countries.


Are astronergy panels classified as Tier 1?

A 6.6kW solar panel system is currently in high demand for residential properties all around Australia. If you choose 330w panels, a 6.6kW solar panel system will have 20 panels. The number of panels will be reduced as the capacity of the panels increases.

Astronergy is a company that was created in 2006 and has been serving the Australian market since 2009. It is a subsidiary of the CHINT group, which has grown to become the market leader in China’s industrial electrical equipment and clean energy areas. Astronergy has built a reputation for high-quality PV modules that have been used in utility-scale PV projects and rooftop systems. Astronergy is the first Chinese business to purchase a production plant from German PV manufacturer Coenergy.

Astronergy has established itself as a reputable monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panel producer. Astronergy specializes in cutting-edge solar module research, development, and manufacturing.

Yes, Astronergy is included as Chint/Astronergy on the list of Tier 1 solar panel producers.

An independent review portal in Australia gave Astronergy solar panels a 4.8 out of 5 star rating.

Astronergy solar panels come with a 12-year Materials and Processing Warranty and a 25-year Extra Linear Power Output Warranty. Astronergy offers a linear warranty, ensuring that the first year’s actual power output is no less than 97.5 percent of the nominal power output and that the annual fall from year 2 to year 25 is no more than 0.70 percent.

Clients will benefit from an additional guarantee provided by a third party guaranteed by Munich RE in Germany.

For a normal installation in Brisbane, a 6.6kW system with 20 X 330w Astronergy solar panels and a 5kW Growatt inverter will cost roughly $3500, while a Fronius inverter will cost around $4600.

The cost of regional installations and installations that are not typical properties will vary depending on the properties’ characteristics.

Is the Seraphim solar panel a wise choice?

Seraphim Solar is a solar panel manufacturer that has recently gained a lot of attention. On the bright side, they appear to produce high-quality panels that have impressed customers, with an average rating of nearly 4.9 out of 5 in our customer evaluations.

However, they receive a failing grade since, despite having been sold in Australia for some time, they do not have an Australian office. That feature may be a deal breaker for some solar customers, given there are lots of nice solar panels for sale in Australia, all of which are backed up by fully functional Australian offices.

Update 10 July May 2019: SAE Group is a Seraphim panel importer and is responsible for manufacturer warranties for panels they imported; however, they are not the only importer of panels and are not liable for manufacturer warranties for panels imported by other firms.

Growatt inverters are built in the United States.

Growatt New Energy is a maker of residential, commercial, and large-scale utility solar inverters that was launched in 2010. Growatt’s headquarters are in Shenzhen, China, and their main manufacturing plant is in Huizhou, where they produce 20GW of inverter output annually.

They created a subsidiary in Australia a year after the company was started. Since then, the company has developed to a global network of 23 sales and service locations. The Australian headquarters of Growatt are in Silverwater, NSW.

We were unable to locate any information about the company’s proprietors because it is privately owned. Growatt does not make financial or sales information available to the public.