Canadian Solar manufacture a range of solar related products including ingots, wafers, cells, solar PV modules, inverters and custom-designed solar power applications. The company produces a number of solar panels which are available in Australia.
Canadian Solar Panels – Product range in Australia
The company has a sizeable product range, however, the below modules are the best selling within the Australian market at the time of writing. Modules have a 25 years insurance backed warranty and have a guaranteed power performance over their lifetime.
CS6P-235P (235W) – CS6P 240P (240W)
ZEP CS6P-250MX (250 W Mono New Edge, with ZEP frame)
High-performance Mono ELPS modules
CS6P-260MM (260W) – CS6P-265MM (265W)
Canadian Solar – Points of difference
Canadian Solar produces various solar modules, ranging in size from small scale 50W cells that can be used to recharge small scale electronics to 300W cells for residential and commercial projects. The company deploys both poly-crystalline and mono-crystalline technology in the development of their solar panels. Canadian Solar cells are tested and electronically matched prior to interconnection.
All of the company’s products are manufactured to international quality standards, backed by IEC, TUV, UL, certifications, this includes ISO: TS16949, an automotive quality management system that has stricter standards than the more widely known ISO 9001. Canadian Solar operates its own ISO 17025 (this specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling) accredited testing lab.
The Canadian Solar range also includes back contact ELPS panels with efficiencies over 21%. These are manufactured with the EVA layers and UV/weather/dielectric resistance back sheet encapsulated between high-transmission special tempered glass. The company believes that this gives their module ‘excellent durability under harsh outdoor conditions’. The size of the modules have been reduced by optimising the distance between the edge of the frame and the cell circuitry while ensuring the weatherproof sealing is still intact.
About Canadian Solar
Canadian Solar was founded in Ontario, Canada in 2001 by Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu, the company’s current Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer. In 2006, the company was listed in the NASDAQ(CSIQ). They define themselves as ‘a vertical integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, cells, solar modules and custom-designed solar power applications.’
The company’s headquarters in are in Guelph, Ontario. In addition to this they have seven wholly owned manufacturing subsidiaries across China, totalling approximately 260,000 sqm of facility space. Canadian Solar currently employs over 10,000 staff, across 3 continents and 50 countries. Their Australian office is located in Macquarie Park, NSW.
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