As consumers continue to embrace the power and
cost-effectiveness of residential solar energy, one is left wondering: how is
the hardware made to ensure quality?
After all, consumers rely on these solar
cells to power their homes every day, so durability is a must for these
consumers. TCK Solar examines some of the essential components of the hardware, as
well as the technical specifications that distinguish one product from another.
To begin, let us examine the solar cells used in these
residential solar systems. These cells utilise mono and polycrystalline cell
technology to maximise performance in low-lit and hot areas, resulting in
higher energy output.
While the lifespan of the cells usually varies by solar
system (and by the company producing the home solar system), at TCK Solar all
home solar systems contain solar cells with an exceptionally high lifespan of
35 to 40 years!
While the cells are perhaps the most important part of the
solar system (since they directly convert sunlight into usable energy),
consumers still need a structure to hold those cells in place in order to
maximise stability and performance.
They need, of course, a mountable frame to
provide strength, protection, and durability. At TCK Solar, the frames are
conveniently made without screws, so that it is not only maintenance free but
extremely strong and resistant to strong winds and other bad weather
Another integral part of a high-quality solar system is the
glass used in the product. Obviously, the glass needs to be strong to withstand
even the harshest of weather storms and conditions (such as heavy rain, ice, and
hail). It also needs to eliminate any sunlight reflection to maximise energy
Fortunately, TCK Solar uses 4mm thick (which is
approximately 30% thicker than any of its Chinese manufactured competitors),
highly transparent white glass in its products. In fact, TCK’s glass has been
tested to easily withstand the direct impact of 25mm (in diameter) hail at a
speed of more than 80 km/hr.
In conclusion, these are some of the most fundamental and
essential components of the home solar system. Of course, the consumer must
evaluate each product’s unique set of technical specifications before deciding
on one that is right for him or her. Hopefully, this article has shed some
light on some of the most important components of home solar systems as well as
some important specifications to consider before purchasing a home solar