Bookmark and Share

Chint Astronergy Solar Panel Review – Crystalline & Thin Film PV, Warranty & Quality

0 Comment

Astronergy was founded in 2006 and is the solar subsidiary of the Chint Group. As a leading integrated solar manufacturer, Astronergy specializes in research, development & production of high performance monocrystalline and polycrystalline cells & modules, as well as amorphous/microcrystalline thin film PV modules. With support from its parent company Chint, Astronergy has become a global total solutions provider for photovoltaic systems.

It has one of the most complete PV product lines in mainland China. In collaboration with its parent company, the Chint Group, Astronergy provides not only top-of-the-line solar modules, but also complete BOS components including inverters, array combiner boxes, DC protection, AC protection, and transformers. This has enabled the company to become the first in the industry to provide customizable PV solutions to satisfy a variety of photovoltaic needs, all from a single source.  Astronergy’s parent company, The Chint Group is a leader in low-voltage electrical power transmission & distribution industries. Very recently, Chint-Astronergy completed a 50MW solar PV power plant in Bulgaria. The company is headquartered in China & partnered globally through its offices in USA, Germany, Spain, Australia, Korea & Japan.

Astronergy Solar Panel Review

The company’s production lines produce solar cells from high quality silicon wafers and assemble these cells into solar modules of varying dimensions.

The PV modules come in Crystalline & Thin Film series. It offers a wide range of efficient monocrystalline PV modules with output ranging from 85W-310W and polycrystalline modules have output ranging from 130W-295W in the crystalline segment.

Crystalline Series

1) Monocrystalline Modules – The different series under this category are:

i) NOVA CHSM 6610M Series -

  • Available Wattage: 250W 255W 260W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 60 / 6 x10
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product Standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

ii) NOVA CHSM 6610M (BL) Series -

  • Available Wattage: 245W 250W 255W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 60 / 6 x10
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, black anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (black)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

iii) CHSM 5409M Series -

  • Available Wattage: 85W 90W 95W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 36 / 4 x 9
  • Cell dimension 5″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard UL 1703

iv) CHSM 5611M Series – Available Wattage: 165W 170W 175W

v) CHSM 5612M Series – Available Wattage: 180W 185W 190W 195W 200W

vi) CHSM 5612M (BL) Series – Available Wattage: 180W 185W 190W 195W 200W

vii) CHSM 6608M Series -

  • Available Wattage: 190W 195W 200W 205W 210W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 48 / 6 x 8
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

viii) CHSM 6609M (BF) Series -

  • Available Wattage: 210W 215W 220W 225W 230W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 54 / 6 x 9
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, black anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

ix) CHSM 6609M Series -

  • Available Wattage: 210W 215W 220W 225W 230W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 54 / 6 x 9
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

x) CHSM 6610M Series -

  • Available Wattage: 225W 230W 235W 240W 245W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 60/ 6 x 10
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

xi) CHSM 6610M (BL) Series -

  • Available Wattage: 220W 225W 230W 235W 240W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 60/ 6 x 10
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, black anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (black)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

xii) CHSM 6612M - Available Wattage: 280W 285W 290W 295W 300W 305W 310W

2) Polycrystalline Modules

i) CHSM6610Q Series

  • Available Wattage: 245W 250W 255W 260W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 60/ 6 x 10
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

ii) CHSM 6612Q Series

  • Available Wattage: 295W 300W 305W 310W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 72/ 6 x 12
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

iii) Smart Module CHSM 6610P Series - Astronergy has now adopted the Tigo Energy Optimizer Solution into solar panels to increase energy production and bring new levels of intelligence, active manageability and enhanced safety for Astronergy modules.

  • Available Wattage: 240W 245W 250W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 60/ 6 x 10
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

iv) CHSM 6609P Series

  • Available Wattage: 200W 205W 210W 215W 220W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 54/ 6 x 9
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

v) CHSM 6606P Series

  • Available Wattage: 130W 135W 140W 145W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 36/ 6 x 6
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703
vi) CHSM 6610P Series
  • Available Wattage: 220W 225W 230W 235W 240W 245W 250W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 60/ 6 x 10
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

vii) CHSM 6611P Series

  • Available Wattage: 245W 250W 255W 260W 265W 270W 275W
  •  Number of cells/ cell arrangement 66/ 6 x 11
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

viii) CHSM 6612P Series

  • Available Wattage: 270W 275W 280W 285W 290W 295W
  • Number of cells/ cell arrangement 72/ 6 x 12
  • Cell dimension 6″
  • Frame technology – Aluminum, silver anodized
  • Module composition – Glass / EVA / Backsheet (white)
  • Fire class C
  • Product standard IEC 61215, 61730 / UL 1703

Thin Film PV – Thin film PV manufacturing centers use the Oerlikon Solar technologies. Oerlikon has over 10 years of experience in their production of precision manufacturing equipment. Based in Switzerland, Oerlikon has over 13 regions around the world with over 750 employees each.

i) CHSM 5001T

  • Available Wattage: 100W 105W 110W 115W 120W
  • Cell type – a-Si: H / ?c-Si: H Tandem
  • Number of cells / cell arrangement – 99
  • Cell length x width – 1266 x 10.53 mm
  • Frame technology – Frameless
  • Module composition – Glass / PVB / Glass
  • Product standard UL 1703 / IEC 61646
  • Fire Class C

ii) CHSM 5011T

  • Available Wattage: 110W 115W 120W 125W 130W 135W 140W
  • Cell type – a-Si: H / ?c-Si: H Tandem
  • Number of cells / cell arrangement – 128
  • Cell length x width – 1274 x 8.13 mm
  • Frame technology – Frameless
  • Module composition – Glass / PVB / Glass
  • Product standard UL 1703 / IEC 61646
  • Fire Class C

iii) CHSM5011T (Short Rail)

  • Available Wattage: 110W 115W 120W 125W 130W 135W 140W
  • Cell type – a-Si: H / ?c-Si: H Tandem
  • Number of cells / cell arrangement – 128
  • Cell length x width – 1274 x 8.13 mm
  • Frame technology – Frameless
  • Module composition – Glass / PVB / Glass
  • Product standard UL 1703 / IEC 61646
  • Fire Class C

iv) CHSM 5031T(Short Rail)

  • Available Wattage: 110W 115W 120W 125W 130W 135W 140W 145W
  • Cell type – a-Si: H / ?c-Si: H Tandem
  • Number of cells / cell arrangement – 159 / 3 parallel
  • Cell length x width – 1266 x 6.56 mm
  • Frame technology – Frameless
  • Module composition – Glass / PVB / Glass
  • Product standard UL 1703 / IEC 61646
  • Fire Class C

v) CHSM 5031T(Long Rail)

  • Available Wattage: 110W 115W 120W 125W 130W 135W 140W 145W
  • Cell type – a-Si: H / ?c-Si: H Tandem
  • Number of cells / cell arrangement – 159 / 3 parallel
  • Cell length x width – 1266 x 6.56 mm
  • Frame technology – Frameless
  • Module composition – Glass / PVB / Glass
  • Product standard UL 1703 / IEC 61646
  • Fire Class C

Warranty – All Astronergy Products are subject to the following warranty terms:

Extended product warranty – 10 years

Output warranty of 90% performance Pmpp (STC) – 10 years

Output warranty of 80% performance Pmpp (STC) – 25 years

MunichRe Warranty – 25 years

Quality Management System

IV & EL tests are performed before lamination to ensure the consistency of encapsulated cells & process reliability. The EL test is repeated on each module to ensure the quality & reliability of all products prior to shipping.

Summary

There are other major solar panels manufacturers in China like BYD , Hanlong, Goldpoly, Eging, Tianwei, Sunzone etc which are setting up large gigawatt scale solar panel capacity. The existing Solar Panel Producers in China will have a tough time as the competition grows domestically as well as from other Asian like the Koreans and the Taiwanese. However currently Chinese Solar Panels are No.1 in the world in terms of volume and fast catching up in quality as well. The Chinese Solar Market is also growing rapidly as the Chinese government awards subsidies for setting up pilot plants in different provinces. However a lack of national feed in tariff like Germany is hindering the growth.

More on this topic (What's this?)
QTS Buys Central NJ Colo, Solar Farm
Silicon Ink and Home Solar Systems
Read more on Solar Power at Wikinvest
PG

Sneha Shah

I am Sneha, the Editor-in-chief for the Blog. We would be glad to receive suggestions, inputs & comments on GWI from you guys to keep it going! You can contact me for consultancy/trade inquires by writing an email to greensneha@yahoo.in or call me on +913340606492.

You might also like:

 

No Responses so far | Have Your Say!

Leave a Reply