Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology is a Chinese company based in Shanghai. It produces single crystal silicon batteries as well as mono and polycrystalline solar panels, solar cells and lights. It also sells solar raw materials. The company plans to expand into Europe according to China Business News and the company’s Hong Kong subsidiary already has a presence in Luxembourg and also in Delaware, USA. The company plans to invest in a joint venture with China Solar Gmbh, CS Solar Project International, in which Chaori will hold a 51% stake. China Solar Gmbh is a German registered company which specializes in the construction of power stations and currently owns some 40 MW of power generation facilities, mostly located in Germany and other EU countries, with another 50 MW under construction.
Chaori saw a 180% growth rate over the first and second quarter of 2010. Their panels are certified to IEC standards and are manufactured in an automated production line. They come with a 25 year warranty at 80% power output with a 5 year product warranty. Judging by the CRM200S model, the efficiency is about average at around 15 to 16%
The website of Chaori’s German subsidiary states that the company produces net coupled PV equipment including durable modules with cells embedded in EVA and Tedler.
They are fitted with safety glass with an anti-reflection coating with wind and waterproof foil on the rear side. The frames are made of durable aluminium. The panels are tested optically, mechanically and electronically both during and after the production process. The panels are also certified for snowy conditions.
Chaori demonstrates its commitment to recycling through its membership of the PV Cycle Association.
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