HT-SAAE Solar Panels Review
Who makes HT Panels?
It all began in 1998 for HT SAAE Solar Panels, and they have built up to be a Global Fortune 500 company also. HT Panels have over 19 years in solar, in fact they have an ultra modern factory in China. They make the panels complete from the silicon wafers and also all the way through to the finished product. Due to this and great panels, as of Q1, 2018 HT-SAAE sits 16th on the Bloomberg Tier 1 manufacturers list. and as at of Q3 2021 they are still on the list. Now one of the most successful panel makers, with an annual solar module production capacity of 1.2 GW installed globally. HT-SAAE has been chosen as a 'Top Performer Manufacturer' in PVEL’s 2020, 2021 and 2022 'PV Module Reliability Scorecard'. In this article, we look at HT SAAE solar panels and review their latest mono perc panels.
HT54-18X Series - 405W - 425W
The HT54-18X Series of solar panels features advanced half-cut cell technology, which minimizes internal power loss and enhances the overall power output of the components. With excellent heat dissipation capabilities, these panels avoid the production of hot spots, ensuring consistent performance.
The series employs an optimized number and width of main gate lines to maximize the light-receiving area of the components while reducing power consumption. Designed for high voltage systems of up to 1500 VDC, the HT54-18X Series allows for longer solar string lengths, resulting in savings on balance of system (BOS) costs.
To ensure reliability, these panels are microcrack resistant and undergo triple EL testing for high-quality control.
HT54-18X Series (All Black)
The HT54-18X Series All Black by HT-SAAE presents smart energy solutions while featuring a sleek, visually appealing design. Initially, this panel closely resembles the standard HT54-18X series; however, the primary distinction lies in its all-black appearance (as seen in the image to the right). Consequently, the stylish look makes it an attractive option for homeowners who have visible roof spaces and are, in turn, seeking a more aesthetically pleasing solar panel solution.
HT panels 400W - 415W solar review
Many panel makers have employed 'half-cut’ cell designs into their panels in recent years. HT-SAAE have also devised their own unique version that lowers the power loss that occurs within the panel. By doing so, it greatly improves the overall the power output of the panel generally. The build-up of heat with a solar cell can cause its performance to suffer, not just in lower power output, but it’s these localised areas of heat that can cause “hot spots”. This is where concentrations of heat within the panel can be so high in certain places, that the panel actually overheats in that spot and burns out. It’s a very serious issue for solar panels that are not as well designed as the HT-SAAE 415W.
Other features that are integrated into the panel are 9 optimised Bus Bars (BB) that are so designed to maximise the amount of area on the panel surface that can receive sunlight to convert to electricity while reducing the actual amount of energy that the cells themselves consume as a result of their operation.
The HT-SAAE 415W has been designed so that it can work with in high voltage layouts up to 1500 VDC. As a result, more panels can be installed on each system string, which subsequently helps to lower installation costs. Moreover, these panels are both 'micro-crack' and PID resistant, ensuring their durability. Consequently, they are built to withstand the challenging situations they frequently encounter, providing reliable performance.
Module Efficiency: 20.8% No. of Cells: 132 (6 × 22) Weight: 21.5kg Dimensions: 1924mm×1038mm×30mm
Should I consider HT Solar Panels?
while reviewing HT-SAAE solar panels, we see a large diversified Chinese state-owned enterprise with 3,149 employees and an annual module capacity of approximately 1.5GW, which has successfully tested the DNVGL PV Scorecard. They currently have an Australian address, but it's unclear if they offer direct support.
Their panels cost less than other bigger, better-known panel brands. They are not the cheapest panels by any means and are a true Tier 1 product. They are a sound choice when dollars are tight, but good quality is essential.
Why can HT Solar Panels be A Good Fit For Your Roof?
With HT solar panels, the angles and mitres all fit snugly, and also the connections and cabling do too. The 35mm frame feels quite firm, and the overall appearance looks as though the quality control systems are working well
Do HT-SAAE Solar Panels Hold a Tier 1 Status?
HT-SAAE solar panels have been classified as Tier 1 by Bloomberg. As a result of this prestigious ranking, it is evident that Tier 1 manufacturers are committed to fully supporting their product warranties. In order to maintain their Tier 1 status, these companies invest substantially in research and development, thereby ensuring their solar panels offer enhanced performance and longevity. Consequently, online solar panel reviews often highlight the rigorous norms and standards a manufacturer must meet to achieve the esteemed Tier 1 designation.
HT-SAAE Warranty and service
Like some other panels on the market there is now a 25 year warranty on HT panels. So if you need help or question with your HT-SAAE panels, according to their website they are at Level 45, 680 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000 phone: 1300 309 008, and they also have two large partners with offices in every state which can be found on HT-SAAE contact page
HT Panels Concluding Remarks
In summary, the key aspects to consider when selecting a solar PV system for residential or commercial use are the quality of the solar components and the warranties provided for reassurance. HT solar panels distinguish themselves from competitors by offering a comprehensive 25-year warranty on both performance and product. This is a marked improvement over the typical 12-year product and 25-year performance warranties found elsewhere in the market.
HT solar modules prove to be an attractive choice for those seeking to minimize electricity costs and reduce their environmental impact, thanks to their advanced technology and efficiency. Arise Solar presents the cutting-edge HT54-18X half-cut cell technology, featuring double glass panels and a smart Wi-Fi inverter. Reach out to our specialists to discover more about this exciting offer.