Newpowa Solar Panels

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Newpowa Solar Panels

Newpowa Solar Overview – Company History

Newpowa Solar Panels is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zhongli Science and Technology Group, a Chinese industrial component producer that includes fiber optic cables. Newpowa Solar Panels received its initial investment of USD 850 million from the Zhongli Sci-Tech Group in 2010.

Newpowa’s annual manufacturing capacity has expanded to 2GW of silicon cells and 2.8GW of solar panels, according to their website (which appears to be out of date), making them a mid-tier manufacturer in terms of size. The majority of their panels are sold in China (1.8GW), and they have built sales networks in Europe and Japan.

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Solar panels from Newpowa are not widely used in Australia, however, they do have a supply deal with Sol Distribution. Newpowa does not have a website or a local office in Australia.

newpowa 100w solar panel Monocrystalline

Important Indicators

Newpowa Solar Panels are a brand of solar panels manufactured by Newpowa.

Yes, according to Bloomberg’s Tier 1 ranking.

Top Performer at PV Evolution Labs

Yes (3 of 6)

Australia is the site of our office.

What is the difference between a Bloomberg Tier 1 Solar Panel and a Bloomberg Tier 2 Solar Panel?

Bloomberg’s infamous tier 1 designation is in no way indicative of the quality of solar panels. It’s just an assessment of the manufacturer’s bankability based on publicly available financial data. If the company is a significant, well-known manufacturer, this should offer you an indication.

Newpowa Solar is a Bloomberg Tier 1 company.

The complete list of Bloomberg Tier 1 Solar Panels may be found here.

newpowa 100w solar Mono

 

Who is the top performer at PV Evolution Labs?

PV Evolution Labs independently tests solar panel dependability with the help of DNV GL. The tests are completely voluntary, with solar panel producers paying to take part. This testing procedure is well-known around the world, and it accurately reflects the solar panel’s performance.

Newpowa Solar Panels are currently classified among the top performers in three of the six annual tests conducted by PV Evolution Labs in the most recent report.

See the complete list of PV Evolution Labs’ Best Solar Panels.

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Why is it vital to have an office in Australia?

Most solar panel manufacturers who enter the Australian market focus on setting up distribution channels first, then on customer service. As a result, many disgruntled consumers are attempting to contact Chinese headquarters in order to claim their 10-year product warranty.

Relying on your solar installation isn’t always a good idea, as over 700 home solar installers (including the big ones) have gone out of business since 2011.

At this time, Newpowa Solar does not have an office in Australia.

Comparison

Solarwatt Solar Panels
Portable Solar Panel
Newpowa Solar Panels
Brand
Newpawa
Material
Aluminum
Item Dimensions LxWxH
35.6 x 25.9 x 3.1 inches
Item Weight
36 Pounds
Efficiency High efficiency
Brand
BLUERISE
Material
Monocrystalline Silicon
Item Dimensions LxWxH
20.47 x 16.54 x 0.79 inches
Item Weight
14.23 Ounces
Efficiency 93%

What are the prices of Newpowa solar panels?

We have supplied the below-average pricing as an indicative reference of Newpowa’s wholesale costs based on Solar Choice’s database. These pricing are only provided to solar installation businesses; they are not available to end users.

  • Modules Price Range Description
  • The cost (per watt)
  • Newpowa 330W HALF CUT MONO
  • M330HC
  • $140–$150 $0.42–$0.46
  • Newpowa MONO 144 CELL 380W
  • M380HC
  • $160–$170 $0.42–$0.45

Newpowa Solar Panel Technologies is a company that specializes in solar panels.

Unfortunately, all of the links to Newpowa’s product sheets on their US and EU websites are broken at the time of writing. We were able to gather some information about Newpowa’s three primary series of panels for the rooftop solar market:

Newpowa Solar Panel 60 cell all black monocrystalline HIPRO Series

The main home panel from Newpowa Solar has 60 monocrystalline silicon cells. The panels contain five electrical busbars to help with temperature stability. The cells also use PERC technology (developed at UNSW), which contributes to a 17.9% total efficiency (TP660M 290W model). In comparison to what is currently available on the market, this efficiency rating is quite poor. The panel is also available in an All Black version, which is an attractive option for homes with conspicuous roof areas.

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Newpowa Solar Panel BISTAR Series bistar series half cut 120 cells

 

Newpowa’s BISTAR series, which is a step up in quality from the HIPRO series, is available in 120 cell and 144 cell models, as well as an all-black version. Half-cut cells in these panels minimize electrical resistance within the panel, allowing for higher overall efficiency of up to 19.6%. (TP6H60M 330W model). Some models in the BISTAR series have nine busbars, which reduces efficiency losses.

The Clean Energy Council (listed under the name Suzhou Newpowa Solar Technologies Co Ltd) has authorized the majority of Newpowa solar panels for the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme — Australia’s home solar rebate scheme.

Newpowa’s Guarantee Program

Newpowa provides a basic performance guarantee of 25 years and a product warranty of 10-12 years (depending on the model). This is comparable in length to the majority of panel manufacturers who sell to the Australian market. The worth of a warranty is determined by much more than these two figures.

Newpowa’s warranty document for Australia is a grammatical disaster that appears to be the result of a botched Google Translation. The missing information on how to properly claim the guarantee is the most troubling aspect of this warranty:

“How do I get a warranty?”

If a client can make legitimate claims, complaints, and belong to a perfectly fair warranty scope under the “standard PV products limited warranty,” the customer shall send a written notice of the complaint to the following address: Newpowa, electronic mail, or email to the following.”

At the conclusion of the warranty document, you’ll find two email addresses (xian.zhang@Newpowa.com & ting.yuan@talesun.com) as well as a list of Chinese phone numbers to call.

Given that Newpowa has no Australian office, phone number, or website, it’s safe to say that if your installer was no longer around to exert pressure on product distributors, you’d have a hard time claiming anything from them.

Newpowa Solar Panel Specifications Compared (common modules)

TP660M Newpowa Hipro 290W

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TP6H60M Newpowa Bistar 330W

 

120 Cells 60 Cells 60 Cells 60 Cells 60 Cells 60 Cells 60 Cells 60 Cell

Monocrystalline cell type

Half-cut Monocrystalline

Panel Efficiency 17.9% 19.6% 290W 330W Nominal Power Voltage 32.4V 34.2V Power Output 290W 330W

Dimensions

Weight 18.5 kg 20.7 kg 1640*990*35mm 1684*1002*35mm 1684*1002*35mm 1684*1002*35mm 1684*1002*35mm 1684*1002

Warranty on the product

ten years ten years

Range of Operational Temperatures

-40℃-+85℃ -40℃-+85℃

China’s Made in China

Should I Invest in Newpowa Solar Panels?

Despite the fact that some of Newpowa’s solar panels have comparable technical specifications, the company’s lack of presence in Australia means there are many superior options with proven performance qualities. Even if this solution was supplied at a discount to a larger and more reputable manufacturer, the issues that may arise under a warranty claim do not appear to be worth it in Solar Choice’s opinion.

Year: 2012 (Example of a Newpowa Solar Project)

Utility System Size: 5.5MW Location: Kyustendil, Bulgaria Type of Application: Utility System

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