Tindo Solar solar panels reviews

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About Tindo Solar, Solar Panels

Tindo Solar solar panels review

Tindo Solar is Australia’s only manufacturer of solar panels. While they are not a producer of tier one panels, which are what I normally recommend people buy, Finn has been to their factory and checked out their production. He was impressed enough to put 24 of them on his roof, so I think that is a pretty good endorsement of their quality.

Tindo Solar panels have a 12-year product warranty, and a 25 year performance warranty. They are corrosion resistant, and that makes them suitable for installation in coastal areas.  At last count Tindo Solar employs around 25 people and is located in Adelaide.

Company Details

Tindo Solar was founded in 2011. Their Adelaide factory, situated at Technology Park around 12 km north of Adelaide's CBD, has a manufacturing capacity of 60 megawatts. This definitely makes them a small producer of solar panels.  If they operated at 100% capacity it would take them over 215 years to produce as much solar panel capacity as was installed in Australia by the middle of 2019. 

The company was bought by South Australia's Cool or Cozy insulation and energy efficiency company in March 2017.

Tindo Solar assembles solar panels using imported solar cells.

Tindo Solar Panels

Tindo's Karra series panels range from 295 to 315 watts. Their efficiency is from 17.7% to 18.9%.

Tindo Solar And Temperature Coefficient

The hotter a solar panel gets, the lower its efficiency. The value that gives how much a panels efficiency drops by for each one degree increase in temperature over 25 degrees is called the Max Power Temperature Coefficient, or alternatively it’s called the Temperature Coefficient of Pmax. A typical value is -0.4%. This means if a panel’s temperature is 35 degrees it would produce 4% less electricity than if it was at 25 degrees.

Tindo's Temperature Coefficient of Pmax is -0.41% which isn't great, but isn't bad either.  It's fairly typical. 

Tindo Solar’s Power Tolerance Is Not Positive

The very large majority of tier one panels have positive tolerance. This means the panels wattage will be its rated amount plus a small amount, for example 0 to 5 watts. Tindo panel’s power tolerance is plus or minus 3% which means its actual wattage could be up to 3% above or 3% below its rating.

As a result, the actual wattage of Tindo panels will on average be slightly lower than that of panels with positive tolerance.  Tindo says they plan to make their next panel with positive tolerance.

Tindo Solar And Dumping

In 2014 Tindo Solar instigated an an anti-dumping case against Chinese solar panel manufacturers. It did not succeed. If it had it could have resulted in punitive tariffs being placed on Chinese panels. This would have helped Tindo Solar and its 25 employees at the time, while harming the rest of Australia’s solar industry by raising the cost of imported panels.

Warranty Claim Procedure For Orphaned Tindo Customers

If you have purchased a Tindo system from an installer who has since gone under, Tindo become responsible for handling the replacement of panels under warranty. They can be contacted on 1300 846 367, and handle the process for you using installers in their network. Note that labor costs are not covered under warranty.

My Recommendation

If you want Australian made solar panels then Tindo Solar is your only choice. If you want quality, reliable panels, then you'll also get them with Tindo Solar.

While they are a small producer and will most likely never be a tier one solar panel manufacturer, I am satisfied that if you install their panels you will be very unlikely to have a problem with them.

Tindo Solar panels do carry a premium as the only Australian made panels, but that’s a small price to pay to support Australian manufacturing.

Tindo Solar Solar Panel Reviews

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Initially shows everything working okay. Nice looking panels with thin edge surround
Bought From: JFK Electrical Solar and Air
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They do as advetised and work well.
Bought From: Steve Torpy Electrical and Security and Coastal Solar Solutions
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Had the Tindo panels for a month now and ten of those days they have been producing over 30kWh each day as reported on the Envoy monitoring system, in total for the month 573kWh
Bought From: Steve Torpy Electrical and Security and Coastal Solar Solutions
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The Tindo panels are fantastic - both in terms of production as well as the aesthetic look on my house. Add to that the 25 year warranty and the fact that they are Australian made, and that made them the easy choice!
Bought From: Steve Torpy Electrical and Security and Coastal Solar Solutions
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Again hard to tell reliability but generating plenty of power so far!
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They're smashing out the kW like it's the end of fossil fuels ????
Bought From: Andys Electrical
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Bought From: Hielscher Electrical and Communications Pty Ltd Show additional information
Panels look great (aesthetically pleasing) as it was hard to convince the household to get solar panels installed over the newly refurbished roof.

So far meeting performance expectations.

Additional confidence with the 25 year warranty on both performance curve & product quality.
Bought From: Cool or Cosy
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Bought From: Steve Torpy Electrical and Security and Coastal Solar Solutions Show additional information
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Very happy with overall performance. Just come out of winter and our electricity is going into surplus
Bought From: Cool or Cosy
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I am very lucky the position of my panels, allows direct sunlight with out any shadows the whole day. Just waiting to see how much the colder months affect the system once winter is over!
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The panels are working above our expectations.
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Panels have now reduced input for winter of course. Part of the issue is shading now the sun is low from 2 neighbour's trees (unfortunately we cant do anything about it , and panel siting is optimal). Overall happy with performance as stated.
Bought From: Cool or Cosy
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We have two properties in Victoria. One with Tindo solar panels and the other with another popular but slightly cheaper (and imported) brand of panels. Both are 3.6 kw systems. Acknowledging the difference in location and the available sunlight (one property being in northeast Victoria and the other in Melbourne), the amount of power generated by the Tindo panels far exceed the power generated from the other panels. We have had both systems for about 3 years and have never had an issue with either system.
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These are very well put together and their roof support system is of very high quality
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No issues with panels. Working fine.
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No problems so far. As far as we can tell they are operating satisfactorily
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Although a little more expensive than other companies, I would strongly recomend Tindor to those looking to install solar.
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So far very good!
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Great simple installation that was done within a fortnight of order. All works were completed on the day. The solar analytics monitoring is just great for checking hour your place is running and really helps you optimise where you use your power. I now fully understand the issue with my house is the three phase air con. We sort of new knew it but with solar analytics we now know it for sure and have data to support its replacement. Very happy with the help Tindo provided on sizing our system and the performance of it.
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Just very very happy with the service and installation. The panels are performing at a better rate than was estimated by the sales man (most unusual). The installation was performed by the most professional workmen that I have every had work on my property.
Bought From: Renewable Power Technologies
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Tindo solar panels have a fantastic LONG guarantee! They are made right here in South Australia. They have an awesome monitoring system that let's you track usage & what you have produced. This can also be used to monitor performance so 'if' anything is not performing, the Company is notified as well as you! In the first quarter (in Winter) I saved OVER 2/3 of my energy bill.
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6 weeks into my quarterly power bill and it’s already halved ! Best investment I’ve made to my house. The solar analytics app is amazing, I can watch the solar unit earn in 5 second intervals plus see my import/ export to and from the grid . Keep up the good work tindo.
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Tindo Solar has 5 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size PTC Performance Ratio Californian Approved
Karra-260Polycrystalline26000.00No
Karra-285Monocrystalline28500.00No
Karra-290Monocrystalline29000.00No
Karra-295Monocrystalline29500.00No
Karra-300Monocrystalline30000.00No
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