Our business partner – Canadian Solar

Published: 29 April 2021

We use solar panels manufactured by Canadian Solar because they’re one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers.

Canadian Solar is one of the leading solar panel manufacturers in the world. Founded in 2001, the company has 20 years in the industry, and customers in over 150 countries. Canadian Solar is listed as a Tier 1 manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which means endorsement from banks and other financial institutions.

By the end of 2020, Canadian Solar had shipped over 52 billion watts (52 gigawatts) of solar panels around the world. Their electricity production is enough to power 13 million homes, and their clean generation prevents 44 million tons of carbon emissions per year. In terms of environmental benefits, this is equivalent to planting more than 36 million trees.

Canadian Solar has a project pipeline of 16.3 GW as of early 2021, and they expect to deliver between 18 and 20 GW of solar panels by the end of the year. The company has over 14,000 employees around the world, with 17 manufacturing plants in Asia and the Americas.

Advantages of using panels from Canadian Solar

Panel efficiency

Canadian Solar has strongly invested in research and development, to produce high-efficiency solar panels. They have the most efficient polycrystalline cell in the world in 2021, which converts 23.81% of sunlight into electricity. Canadian Solar is a highly innovative company, with over 1,500 patents registered worldwide. However, they also focus on cost optimisation, offering solar panel efficiency at competitive prices. 

Solid warranties

In addition to having some of the most efficient panels in the industry, Canadian Solar offers solid warranties: 

  • 12-year warranty against material and workmanship defects.
  • 25-year warranty for sustained electricity production: Canadian Solar panels will have at least 84.8% of their original capacity after 25 years.

If any of your solar panels fail during the warranty period, and they were installed by a qualified provider like Instyle Solar, you can get free replacements. Home solar systems in Australia normally have a payback period of less than five years. Since this is much shorter than the warranty period, the return on investment is guaranteed.

How we work with Canadian Solar

At Instyle Solar, we work with both monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels from Canadian Solar. Monocrystalline panels have darker cells and a higher generation capacity, allowing a more efficient use of space. On the other hand, polycrystalline panels have a lighter blue colour, and they have less capacity but also a lower cost. Both solar panel types are viable options for homes, especially with the abundant sunshine in Australia.

For example, if your home needs 6,600 watts of solar power capacity, it can be reached with 22 polycrystalline modules (300 W each) or 19 monocrystalline modules (350 W each). The second installation will be slightly smaller, since it uses three panels less.

For more information about our products visit our products page.

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