Canadian solar review

Canadian solar panel review

Canadian Solar panels sold and installed by Solar4Ever

Canadian Solar 275W - 60 polycrystalline cells. 1650mm x 992mm x 35mm

Voltage 31V x Current 8.88A = 275W

Price $250 ($0.91 per watt)
Power loss on 30°C day = 0.41 x 25 = 10%

Power loss on 40°C day = 0.41 x 35 = 14.35%

Canadian Solar 320W - 72 polycrystalline cells. 1960mm x 992mm x 35mm

Voltage 36.8V x Current 8.69A = 320W

Price $275 ($0.83 per watt)
Power loss on 30°C day = 0.41 x 25 = 10%

Power loss on 40°C day = 0.41 x 35 = 14.35%

About Canadian solar panels

Most of the solar panel review sites that pop to the top of a Google search are from companies that sell solar "leads" to solar companies, and haven't installed and monitored any of the solar panels they 'review' in their lives. They review from the datasheets and hearsay. We've installed, and continuously monitor, quite a lot of Canadian Solar panels over the years, and can attest, from experience, they are very good indeed. Not in the same league as SunPower or LG, not quite as good as Q.Cells, but still right up there near the top of the 'mainstream' Tier 1 list.

Yawn warning!!

In the solar panel business, getting more and more power out of each cell leads to maximum bragging rights, and hopefully more sales. One way to get more power is to add metal strips called 'busbars' between the cells to assist the flow of electrons. These days, the standard is 4 busbars, although some still have only 3, Canadian recently moved to 5 busbars, and Q.Cells just topped them with 6. However, SunPower and LG have gone the other direction and removed them completely but that's another story entirely.

The reason we waste your time with this is because, in solar, there is no end of techno talk, aimed at impressing people into buying their products, when really only one thing matters. Does the panel deliver what it says it will? In most cases, and definitely in Canadian Solar's case, the answer is yes.

What's not good about Canadian Solar?

Very little.

Their defect warranty is 10 years, whereas ET and Q.Cells give 12 years
They only manufacture about 50% of the solar cells in their panels, the rest are outsourced.

The panels we get here have never been to Canada. China only.

The most interesting fact about Canadian Solar is that a poorly paid Chinese science teacher managed to first start a solar panel company in 2001, and by 2016 had turned it into one of the top 3 manufacturers, by volume, in the World. Remarkable.

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