At the heart of the Tindo Karra photo-voltaic module is brilliant technical and intelligent design fused with a range of innovative materials that make it the ultimate solar panel.
Tindo = Sun
It is a word from the Kaurna Warra Aboriginal language which is the language of the peoples indigenous to the Adelaide plains on which our solar panel manufacturing plant is situated.
Tindo designs and manufactures technologically advanced solar panels in Australia, for Australia and the world. Tindo Solar is a wholly Australian owned and operated company founded in 2011 focused on increasing manufacturing output and creating Australian jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
Tindo have set out to make a panel that respects the sun and to make a panel that would deliver on its product and performance warranty. Tindo panels are Made for Life.
The development and testing of this module has been in the making for some time now with the participation of the Australian National University in Canberra.
The Tindo Karra-325W PERC MONO solar panels are manufactured in Australia at their Mawson Lakes manufacturing facility. Tindo openly invites industry and prospective clients to book a time to visit their factory to watch our panels being created. You will love the Tindo Karra, the most beautiful solar panel … in the world. They have been designed and are manufacturing a module without compromise.
Tindo Karra solar modules give you a minimum of 25 years of long-term high-performance thanks to Tindo Solar’s premium quality. Tindo’s performance has undisputedly outperformed their competition on durability hence wanting “Australian Made” to stand for something!
After eight years of production, Tindo’s installed module fleet failure rate is some 200 x lower than our competitors, hence why they have increased the product warranty from 12 to 25 years when purchased from an authorised Tindo reseller. This warranty is exceptionally customer-friendly, easy to understand and offers long-term security.
Tindo operates a state of the art 60MW capacity production line in Adelaide South Australia. Their 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.
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.
Tindo uses DuPont Tedlar film-based backsheets in the manufacture of the Karra-315. 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.
Tindo's committment to providing an Australian product that can be benchmarked against any panel in the world. They 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:
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.
As part of the final step of the production process, each Tindo panel is Flash tested.
During a flash test the panel is exposed to a flash of light from a xenon filled arc lamp. The output spectrum of this lamp is as close to the spectrum of the sun as possible. The output from this flash test is validated to ensure that the solar panel is performing as rated to its specifications.
We will only send the panel out to the consumer if we are satisfied that the panel produces as its nameplate suggest.
We have numerous visual inspection points to ensure that the Tindo panels are Made for Life, these include:
We have highly experienced advisers on our team who love to discuss Tindo’s products. Please contact us for an appointment.
Tindo Solar, an Australian owned solar panel company, proudly make their superior products right here in Australia.
They are currently building a second automated factory facility in Adelaide to meet rising demand.
As Tindo authorised resellers, we can offer you a 25-year manufacturer's warranty.