PRE RELEASE. Unlike many opinionated reviews, the Solar Review Panel Assessment Criteria compares the Canadian Solar HiDM 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 HiDM PERC.

Variants: 320 / 325 / 330 / 335 W.

  Efficiency, Performance.

  Durability.

GREATER THAN 3.3 IS A VERY GOOD SCORE. The following content for the Canadian Solar HiDM PERC should be used as a guide only. Individual circumstances and compatibilities should always be taken into account when selecting the right solar panel for any given installation. This content has been built using the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria 2.0 and above based on available product specifications at the time of writing. 

Design.

Design is what defines a particular solar panels energy production characteristics to assist greater yeild through innovation and advancement. 

Canadian Solar HiDM data sheet >

Canadian Solar

HiDM - Design
  • P-Type monocrystalline.
  • 6-wire front contact.
  • PERC enhanced.
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Innovative.
  • No awards listed.
  • TUV Rheinland certified.

Durability.

On the front line of your new self sufficient power supply, durability of a solar panel assists greater reliability in return on investment in energy saving through the likelihood of more stable life expectancy in variable environments.

Canadian Solar

HiDM - Durability
  • Snow load 5400Pa.
  • Front wind load 2400Pa.
  • Rear wind load 2400Pa.
  • Damp heat testing 1000Hrs .
  • Thermal cycle testing 200Hrs.
  • PID Resistance not listed.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701.
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62716.
  • Hail impact not listed.

Efficiency.

With limited available space, efficiency is key. More power from the nominated surface area is derived from the key criteria of solar panel efficiency.

Canadian HiDM

Canadian Solar

HiDM - Efficiency
  • 19.85% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.37%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/5% Power tolerance.

Performance.

Performance is based on how well the the nominated solar panel technology should retain its specification and power class over time as guaranteed by the manufacturer. 

Canadian HiDM

Canadian Solar

HiDM - Performance
  • 3% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.7% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts and service performance warranty.

Guarantee.

As guarantee obligations can often be shielded by installer incompetence, should a solar panel manufacturer define an adequately trained installer network with a complimentary warranty extension (added end-user benefit), such guarantee has been considered as a base warranty more likely of adhering manufacturer installation specifications.

Important: A manufacturers obligations under guarantee will be obsolete if the solar panel is not installed to manufacturer specifications. Use an authorised installer.

Canadian HiDM

Canadian Solar

HiDM - Guarantee
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Parts & service warranty.
  • No authorised installer network.

Affordability.

All well and good having the greatest technology, but what if that technology is simply out of reach for most? Adversely, the cheapest product may lack essential capabilities expected by many end-users. Put price into perspective. Affordability is where price and technology come together to help determine value.

Canadian HiDM

Canadian Solar

HiDM - Affordability
  • Superior technology score (3.7).
  • Approximately $0.45 per watt USD ex.

OVERALL.

The below overall assessment for the Canadian Solar HiDM is broken up into two final scores.

  • Overall technology ranking; the average of design, durability, efficiency, performance and guarantee (for those less concerned about price).
  • Overall ranking; the average of design, durability, efficiency, performance, guarantee and affordability. 

Canadian Solar

HiDM - Overall
  • Design 4.0
  • Durability 2.9
  • Efficiency 4.2
  • Performance 4.0
  • Guarantee 3.3
  • Technology 3.7
  • Affordability 4.1

Insight:

How was the score for the Canadian Solar HiDM solar panels range of solar panels calculated? By utilising the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria V2.3 >

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