TCK Solar examines some of the essential components of residential solar energy systems to help consumers ensure they get the technical specifications and quality aspects right when investing in the equipment.

There is no doubt residential consumers are increasingly adopting solar power for their homes. With their high reliance on these solar cells to power their homes every day, consumers must ensure that the hardware they select for their solar power systems is durable.

To begin with, the solar cells used in these residential solar systems utilise mono and polycrystalline cell technology to maximise performance in low-lit and hot areas, resulting in higher energy output. While the lifespan of conventional cells usually varies by system and brand, TCK Solar’s home solar systems contain solar cells with an exceptionally high lifespan of 35 to 40 years.

Solar cells are perhaps the most important component of the solar system since they directly convert sunlight into usable energy. However, a mountable frame is needed to hold the solar cells in place to maximise stability and performance, and provide strength, protection and durability. TCK Solar’s frames are conveniently made without screws, making them maintenance-free while retaining extreme strength and offering resistance to strong winds.

A third important component of a high-quality solar system is the glass used in the product, which is required to be sufficiently strong to withstand even the harshest of storms, heavy rain, ice or hail. The glass also needs to eliminate any sunlight reflection to maximise energy output. At 4mm, TCK Solar’s glass is approximately 30% thicker than any of its Chinese manufactured competitors. The highly transparent white glass has been tested to easily withstand the direct impact of 25mm diameter hail at a speed of more than 80 km/hr.

These are some of the most fundamental and essential components of the home solar power system. Before investing in the hardware, the consumer must evaluate each product’s unique set of technical specifications before deciding on one that is right for their requirement.