Canadian Solar is one of the top five solar power manufacturers in the world. The firm enjoys a long history of success, and an annual production capacity of around 25 gigawatts (2022). That’s a lot of panels!
The company headquarters is in Ontario, Canada and even though they do have a 500 MW manufacturing facility in Canada, most Canadian modules are made in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brazil.
Canadian Solar produces very high-quality products, and in the solar industry, they are a well-known and respected name. For example, the Hiku 370w module has proven to be enormously popular in Australia. The panels are mono-crystalline and rated with 20% Efficiency. The physical dimensions of the panel are: 1765mm L X 1048mm W X 40mm H. Many competitive panels only have a 35mm thick frame, so there’s a bit more strength built in there.
Although they do cost a little more, they are competitively priced and come with good warranties. Canadian Solar have offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney, which means that customers can have a peace of mind should they need service or support in the future.
The GoodWe MS Series 5-10kW single phase inverter is an excellent solution for residential installations thanks to its compact size. It has 97.7% maximum efficiency, and comes with a highly effective, integrated Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) for protection. This allows the inverter to almost instantly shut down the system, should it detect a high voltage leak.