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
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
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.