Seraphim solar panels reviews

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About Seraphim, Solar Panels

Seraphim solar panels review

Seraphim Solar is a Chinese manufacturer of tier one panels with 15 year product and 25 year performance warranties. They are certified as corrosion resistant which makes them suitable for installation in coastal areas.

I took an in depth look at Seraphim solar panels way back in August 2016 and you can read what I found out about them here.

Manufacturing Capacity

Seraphim solar was founded in 2009 and is a moderate sized manufacturer of solar panels. Their production capacity was approximately 5 gigawatts at the end of 2019. Just as a comparison, JinkoSolar shipped approximately 14.2 gigawatts of panels in 2019.

As with many large producers of solar panels, Seraphim is vertically integrated and produces the silicon ingots and that solar cells are made from. This makes them less reliant on outside suppliers.

Manufacturing Location

Seraphim Solar produces most of its panels in the city of Changzhou, which is a one hour train ride north-west of Shanghai. Elsewhere in China it has a facility in northern China’s Shanxi province.

In addition they also have a small manufacturing plant in Jackson Mississippi in the USA, with a current capacity of 300 megawatts. Seraphim Solar says this may be expanded to 1 gigawatt in the future, but this may not be true as in the United States it is common for companies to exaggerate their intended manufacturing capacity in order to wrangle increased concessions from state and local governments.

In 2018, the company opened a plant in Eastern Cape, South Africa with an annual output capability of 300MW.

Seraphim Solar Panels

Seraphim Solar produces a variety of solar panels. Standard sized, 60 cell panels are the type most commonly installed in Australia, but Seraphim also produces "half-cut" and "shingle" cell solar panels. They are all corrosion resistant and so suitable for installation by the sea. They have 15 year product warranties and 25 performance warranties.

AC Panels

The company was producing panels with built in microinverters called AC panels. However, it's not clear if these are still being manufactured.

Warranty Procedure For Orphaned Seraphim Customers

If you have purchased Seraphim panels from a solar installer who has since gone out of business, the responsibility for warranty claims shifts to Seraphim. Their customer service line in Australia is 03 9900 6423 - affected customers should contact this line for warranty assistance. 

My Recommendation

Seraphim Solar produce reliable, tier one panels and I have no problem recommending them. Check out what other Australians who own these modules think of them below, and add your Seraphim solar panels review if you're one of them.

Seraphim Solar Panel Reviews

Bought From: Proven Energy Show additional information
Bought From: Advanced Solar Technology (North) Show additional information
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The panels are producing more energy than I expected. I am now waiting for prices of batteries to drop to an acceptable level and possibly go off grid mostly. I produce enough energy to store all of my overnight usage.
Bought From: Yuma Energy
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Panels and supports fit well on our roof line. The panels collect up to 1Kva at around 6PM ESDT (March). I we say that is efficient!
Bought From: Midland Solar Pty Ltd
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Bought From: 888 Solar Tek Show additional information
24 panels have been running for almost 5 years with only 1 panel failing late last year. All back in operation again.
Bought From: Solahart Newcastle NF
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Bought From: Midland Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Panels have performed great, and the install was very tidy. No leaks, rattles or other causes for concern.
Bought From: EcoSmart Energy Group
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Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical Show additional information
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Bought From: Reliance Solar Show additional information
Working great so far
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers SA
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Bought From: EcoSmart Energy Group Show additional information
Bought From: Expert Electrical Brendale Show additional information
They are performing as they should
Bought From: Sunboost
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Bought From: Apollo Solar Townsville Show additional information
Performance is great.
Bought From: Green Choice Electrical
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Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse Show additional information
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Bought From: Solar4Life Show additional information
Bought From: SolarBright Show additional information
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So far even panels not facing north produce quite well.
Bought From: Adam Solar
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Bought From: Solar Secure Show additional information
Our new panels were installed in mid December 2020 just 2 months ago. We previously had 14 Sharp 175 watt panels which after 14 years were still working fine at about 95% of original out. Down to only 2.3 kilowatts, just not enough anymore even for a two person household.

Because of new clearance requirements for racking we were only able to install 10 panels this time so the 370 watt Seraphim Blade panels make a maximum fit: 3.7 kilowatts nominal. With their half cut cell technology these panels are much more efficient is dappled light, low light and maximum light.

On the most overcast days our old array only managed about 170 watts. These new panels put out 520 watts. At maximum insolation they produce 4.6 kilowatts, way beyond the nominal 3.7 kilowatts.

They are tier one cells and very well priced against their competitors. I wish we had been able to find a similar product NOT MADE in CHINA. We are trying our best to not buy chinese goods at the moment. I wonder why!?!
Bought From: SAE Global
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Bought From: SAE Group GC South Show additional information
Bought From: Expert Electrical Beaudesert to Warwick Show additional information
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical Show additional information
Bought From: SEM SA Show additional information
Bought From: SolarBright Show additional information
Bought From: Solar4Life Show additional information
Really too soon to give a proper opinion on the reliability of these panels - only 10 months old.
Bought From: Advanced Solar Technology (North)
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Bought From: SolarBright Show additional information
In a sunny day in summer the can do 44kw in a day!!
Amazing
Bought From: Sunrun Solar VIC
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Bought From: SEM Adelaide Show additional information
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Bought From: Solar4Life Show additional information
no all good you presume
Bought From: Sunstainable Victoria
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Bought From: Forwood Energy Group Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical Show additional information
We had 36 panel installed to provide 13.2 kw. Dale from Ausuntech even provided an extra two panels for our boat for free.
Bought From: Ausuntech
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They appear to be working very well and producing a good amount of power when the sky is clear.
Bought From: Advanced Solar Technology (North)
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The panels just work - that might sound dismissive but it's a big plus. I don't have to worry about them.
Bought From: Yuma Energy
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Seraphim has 8 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size PTC Performance Ratio Californian Approved
SRP-190-5MB (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline19017290.53Yes
SRP-195-5MB (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline19517690.26Yes
SRP-200-5MB (60 Mono cells)Monocrystalline20018190.50Yes
SRP-235-6PB (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline23521290.21Yes
SRP-240-6PB (60 Poly cells)Polycrystalline24021690.00Yes
SRP-280-6PA (72 Poly cells)Polycrystalline28025290.00Yes
SRP-285-6PA (72 Poly cells)Polycrystalline28525790.18Yes
SRP-290-6PA (72 Poly cells)Polycrystalline29026190.00Yes
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