PRE RELEASE. Unlike many opinionated reviews, the Solar Review Panel Assessment Criteria compares the Astronergy STAVE against the industries best known specifications.  The result, a solar panel review with no room for discretionary bias and the transparency you desire.  

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Make and model:  Astronergy STAVE.

Variants:   265 / 260 / 265 / 270 / 275 W.

  Affordability, Performance.

  Design.

GREATER THAN 3.3 IS A VERY GOOD SCORE. The following content for the Astronergy STAVE should be used as a guide only. Individual circumstances and compatibilities should always be taken into account when selecting the right solar panel for any given installation. This content has been built using the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria 2.0 and above based on available product specifications at the time of writing. 

Design.

Design is what defines a particular solar panels energy production characteristics to assist greater yeild through innovation and advancement. 

Astronergy STAVE data sheet >

Astronergy Penta Poly Panel

Astronergy

STAVE - Design
  • Polycrystalline.
  • 5-ribbon front contact.
  • No enhancer.
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Out-dated design.
  • No awards.
  • TUV Rheinland certified.

Durability.

On the front line of your new self sufficient power supply, durability of a solar panel assists greater reliability in return on investment in energy saving through the likelihood of more stable life expectancy in variable environments.

Astronergy Penta Poly Panel

Astronergy

STAVE - Durability
  • Snow load 6000Pa.
  • Front wind load 3600Pa.
  • Rear wind load 3600Pa.
  • Damp heat testing 1000Hrs.
  • Thermal cycle testing 200+Hrs.
  • PID Resistance.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701.
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62716.
  • 45mm Hail impact.

Efficiency.

With limited available space, efficiency is key. More power from the nominated surface area is derived from the key criteria of solar panel efficiency.

Astronergy Penta Poly Panel

Astronergy

STAVE - Efficiency
  • 16.9% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.40%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/3% Power tolerance.

Performance.

Performance is based on how well the the nominated solar panel technology should retain its specification and power class over time as guaranteed by the manufacturer. 

Astronergy Penta Poly Panel

Astronergy

STAVE - Performance
  • 3% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.7% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts & service performance warranty.

Guarantee.

As guarantee obligations can often be shielded by installer incompetence, should a solar panel manufacturer define an adequately trained installer network with a complimentary warranty extension (added end-user benefit), such guarantee has been considered as a base warranty more likely of adhering manufacturer installation specifications.

Important: A manufacturers obligations under guarantee will be obsolete if the solar panel is not installed to manufacturer specifications. Use an authorised installer.

Astronergy Penta Poly Panel

Astronergy

STAVE - Guarantee
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Parts and service warranty.
  • No installer network.

Affordability.

All well and good having the greatest technology, but what if that technology is simply out of reach for most? Adversely, the cheapest product may lack essential capabilities expected by many end-users. Put price into perspective. Affordability is where price and technology come together to help determine value.

Astronergy Penta Poly Panel

Astronergy

STAVE - Affordability
  • Superior technology score.
  • Approximately $0.45 per watt USD ex.

OVERALL.

The below overall assessment for the Astronergy STAVE is broken up into two final scores.

  • Overall technology ranking; the average of design, durability, efficiency, performance and guarantee (for those less concerned about price).
  • Overall ranking; the average of design, durability, efficiency, performance, guarantee and affordability. 

Astronergy

STAVE - Overall
  • Design 2.6
  • Durability 3.5
  • Efficiency 3.2
  • Performance 4.0
  • Guarantee 3.3
  • Technology 3.3
  • Affordability 3.9

Insight:

How was the score for the Astronergy STAVE range of solar panels calculated? By utilising the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria V2.3 >

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