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

.Make and model:  Canadian Solar HiKu PERC.

Variants: 330 / 335 / 340 / 345 W.

  Efficiency, Performance.

  Durability.

Design.

Canadian Solar

HiKu Design; SUPERIOR
  • Polycrystalline.
  • 9-wire front contact.
  • PERC enhanced.
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Inspiring.
  • No awards listed.
  • TUV Rheinland certified.

Durability.

Canadian Solar

HiKu Durability; VERY GOOD
  • Snow load 5400Pa.
  • Front wind load 3600Pa.
  • Rear wind load 3600Pa.
  • Damp heat testing not listed.
  • Thermal cycle testing not listed.
  • PID Resistance free.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701.
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62716.
  • Hail impact not listed.

Efficiency.

Canadian Solar

HiKu Efficiency; VERY GOOD
  • 18.65% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.37%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/2% Power tolerance.

Performance.

Canadian Solar

HiKu Performance; SUPERIOR
  • 2.5% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.6% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts and service performance warranty.

Guarantee.

Canadian Solar

HiKu Guarantee; VERY GOOD
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Parts & service warranty.
  • No authorised installer network.

OVERALL.

Canadian Solar

HiKu Overall; SUPERIOR
  • Design 3.9
  • Durability 3.2
  • Efficiency 4.2
  • Performance 3.7
  • Guarantee 3.3
Outstanding
[ 4.8 - 5 ] The pinnacle of certified specification.
Elite
[ 4.3 - 4.7 ] A rare calibre of technology produced by the industry elite.
Superior
[ 3.8 - 4.2 ] Specifications which are exceedingly superior to that of the industry average.
Very Good
[ 3.3 - 3.7 ] Advanced technology against the industry average.
Good
[ 2.8 - 3.2 ] Better than the industry average is that of which strives a portion better.
Average
[ 2.3 - 2.7 ] A score within this bracket is considered the industry average specification.
Ordinary
[ 1.8 - 2.2 ] Considered below the industry mainstream average.
Poor
[ 1.3 - 1.7 ] There's better, there's also worse.
Inferior
[ 0.8 - 1.2 ] Far below the modern industry average.
Awful
[ 0.3 - 0.7 ] Possesses specifications which are absent or unverified by a certified testing institute.
Avoid
[ 0 - 0.2 ] Unlikely for technology manufactured in the modern era.
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