Our Solar Panels
At the heart of the Karra-260 photovoltaic module is brilliant technical and intelligent design fused with a range of innovative materials that make it the ultimate solar panel.
Everybody should have a panel this advanced.
The Tindo Karra-260 solar panel is manufactured in Australia and we invite you to visit our factory to watch panels being created.
You will love the Karra-260, the most beautiful solar panel … in the world.
At Tindo, we want a 25 year warranty to actually mean something. So we have designed and are manufacturing a module without compromise. Our partners are global solar industry leaders who zealously value their fine reputations. Tindo Solar is proud to be associated with them.
Our Production Line
Tindo operates a state of the art 60MW capacity production line in Adelaide South Australia.
Our line is fully automated with a focus on quality control and sophisticated engineering.
EVA from Bridgestone has a long history in the solar panel industry providing encapsulation material of the highest quality. Bridgestone’s EVA is optically clear, impervious to water and can be relied on for decades.
Dow Corning Silicone
Silicone edge seal from Dow Corning has been a performer of the highest calibre, proven since panels were first commercialised. Tests show the seal outperforms all competition in cohesiveness and lap shear strength.
DuPont Back Sheet
Tindo uses DuPont Tedlar film-based backsheets in the manufacture of the Karra-260. Back sheets are used as a vapour barrier and to protect sensitive components of the panels. Tedlar is the only film based back sheet that has successfully protected solar panels for more than 25 years.
We use Enphase micro inverters on our AC solar panels. They are great as they are rated at 85degC, have an IP67 moisture and dust resistance, they are fully potted, they have integrated earthing built in to them, they have reactive power control for future smart grids and they are the world leaders in micro inverter technology. We are using their 4th generation product and With over 5 million units shipped globally, reliability and performance are proven. We install them to our panel on the production line whilst we manufacture our solar panels. For DC systems, we use SMA as our first choice. We also use Schneider inverters for some systems when the configuration requires us to do so.
Commitment to Quality
At Tindo we are committed to providing an Australian product that can be benchmarked against any panel in the world. We have taken extensive steps to ensure the quality and reliability of our panels. Tindo is Made for Life.
Visual testing of the surface of solar panels does not provide adequate assurance of the quality of a module.
There are numerous defects in a solar cell for example:
• cracks caused during production or transportation of solar cells,
• fingerprints that were left behind on cells while printing the cell grid,
• micro cracks caused by heat stress while stringing,
• cracks caused by faulty handling in the module production line,
• defect contact point between ribbons and cells
All of these defects can cause substantial reduction of the quality of modules. Though modules may generate adequate output immediately after they have been produced, cracks can at a later point in time (even years later) be the reason for substantial output reductions or loss of production.
Tindo uses an Electroluminescence (EL) Tester on each panel that we produce. This provides a reliable quality control system for solar panels in which all defects are detected so you as the end consumer can be assured of output from your panels well into the future.
- Inspection to ensure the there are no air bubbles or blisters in the lamination process
- Junction box has been sealed correctly to the back of the module.
- Framing has formed a water tight seal to protect the cells
Download our Tindo Karra data sheet here
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