The most important factor to consider when buying a solar Photovoltaic module is its performance is measured by its efficiency rate, with most solar PV modules having an efficiency of about 15%-20%. With 24% more power than these regular solar modules, Canadian Solar HiKu 370W is at the top of the list of the highest efficiency rate. Solar efficiency is the measurement of the sunlight that the solar module is able to convert into electricity. This monocrystalline cell type module has more excellent performance compared to other modules that use other cell types such as polycrystalline and thin film. Among these three common cell types, monocrystalline is considered the most efficient.
This solar module product has an excellent design and the best technology with up to 4.5% lower Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and with up to 2.5% lower system cost. LCOE determines the cost of power generated by the solar module on its lifetime period. Lower CLOE indicates a better overall system.
Solar modules will decrease their performance over time or will generate lesser energy as years go by. The performance warranty gives confidence to the consumers that the solar module will perform its maximum level of efficiency over a period of years. Canadian Solar HiKu is guaranteed to perform its power capacity and produce a great amount of energy for about 25 years. It has also 25 years product warranty. In contrast, other PV modules equipped with shorter performance and product warranties may indicate shorter lifespans.
A low-temperature coefficient indicates a higher performance rate even on hot summer days compared to solar modules with a higher value. Canadian Solar HiKu has a temperature coefficient (Pmax) of -0.36% per degree Celsius. It is much lower compared to some of its competitors with a value ranging from -0.45% to -0.37%.
Half-cut technology produces a better output with enhanced durability than the traditional full cell modules and is more resistant to cell cracks. Canadian Solar HiKu is more reliable than other conventional solar modules thanks to the advantage of using the half-cut cell technology. It is also able to endure heavy snow loads of 5,400 Pa and a wind load of up to 3,600 Pa making it more durable than other modules.
Shading lessens the amount of energy generated by the solar module since solar systems produce electricity from the sunlight. Canadian Solar HiKu has a lower internal current and a lower hot spot temperature with better shading tolerance due to its excellent symmetrical module design. This also eliminates the risk of a bad cell as a single shaded cell is able to reduce the current flowing through the other cells, producing higher voltages leading to a higher likelihood of the module to crack.
Canadian Solar HiKu is committed to providing outstanding solar module products in the market by using excellent technologies and designs. It continues to increase its fame among Australian residential and commercial consumers since it is more efficient, cost-effective, and more reliable to use than other solar PV modules.