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HiKu Mono will be released in Australia by Canadian Solar.

With the launching of its HiKu Mono in Australia, Chinese-Canadian PV heavyweight Canadian Solar hopes to harness the power of poetry. The cutting-edge monocrystalline module debuts towards the top of the market.

Canadian Solar, a Chinese-Canadian PV powerhouse, launched the HiKu Monocrystalline module in the Australian market  The HiKu Mono has a 450 W output, which is only surpassed by Trina Solar’s recent bifacial releases, the Duomax V and the Tallmax V, both of which are said to have a 500 W output.

Of course, a 450 W Mono is nothing to sneeze at, and the HiKu Mono promises to be one of the most generative modules available, with a module conversion efficiency of up to 20.37 percent.

“In Australia, the HiKu Mono is an exciting new addition to our product line,” says Haydn Fletcher, MSS Country Manager for Canadian Solar Australia. “It offers class-leading technology, great power, and efficiency.”

The module’s half-cell, dual-module design incorporates Canadian Solar’s Ku Module technology, which improves dependability, resistance to hotspotting, and temperature stability, all of which are important features as Australian temperatures continue to climb.

The half-cell construction allows the modules to operate at temperatures up to 65°C lower than full-cell modules. A survey by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) evaluated hot-spotting in half-cell and full-cell modules, finding that the 120 series half-cut cells (HiKu has 144) “shows reduced peak hot-spot cell temperature by 20°C.”

One of the most common reasons of silicon PV module degradation is hotspotting. When the temperature of a PV cell rises owing to shade in the module, this is known as the hot-spot effect. The ARENA report admits that much more testing is needed.

“Canadian Solar has been at the forefront of solar technology improvements due to a commitment to R&D and an uncompromising approach to quality control,” Fletcher stated.

Fletcher’s commitment appears to be particularly tuned in to the needs of the Australian market. As previously stated, average Australian temperatures are rising, and heat, ironically, is the nemesis of solar panel efficiency (the irony being that light only comes from heat). To that end, Canadian Solar claims that after 500 hours of laboratory LeTID testing, the HiKu Mono has exceptional anti-degradation performance, with >2% power degradation after 200kWh/m2 Light Induced Degradation (LID).

These rather big panels are well-suited to utility-scale and commercial and industrial (C&I) applications, but they can also be used in residential settings. The HiKu, on the other hand, will not be used at Canadian Solar’s 110 MW Gunnedah Solar Farm, which was unveiled last week as the source of a power purchase agreement with online retailer.


We are a direct partner of Canadian Solar, and we have access to the most recent panels as well as excellent after-sales service (quick replacement of hale damaged panels or faulty panels).

  • More power with less loss
  • improved shading tolerance
  • Reduce the hotspot temperature.
  • Warranty on linear power output for 25 years
  • Materials and workmanship are warranted for a period of 12 years.

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