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//Edited from article published Australian Marketing Manager Minnie Xu’s Linkedin// At Canadian Solar we are passionate about delivering high quality products that our customers can rely on to create clean energy for years to come. This commitment to quality extends throughout the production process, with 411 quality control points for our solar modules, from source materials through to the packaging and pre-shipping inspection. Our quality control process ensures that Canadian Solar PV Modules are designed and built to provide safe, reliable, and long-lasting results. The highest quality standards give our products outstanding performance and longevity Solar projects typically have a designed operating lifetime of 25 years. Canadian Solar’s PV panels are manufactured with uncompromising quality control and adherence to strict international standards and it is important to us that this commitment is maintained through to the end of life for our solar modules. A high-quality solar panel has a guaranteed lifespan of 25 to 30 years and experience in the field shows that up to 40 years is possible. We have adapted the stringent quality-management systems of the automotive industry to PV manufacturing and check every one of our products at 411 different points along the manufacturing process to ensure their quality. These 411 points ensure quality across all areas of the product realisation process, from the incoming material inspection to delivery, including the following areas:

  • Suppliers and raw materials
  • New Product Design and Development
  • Incoming Material Quality Control Points
  • Process Quality Control Points
  • Product assembly and testing
  • Pre-shipment inspection
These quality control points are consistently applied in all our factories globally, so that our customers can be sure that no matter where they are, their Canadian Solar panels uphold our commitment to excellence. Canadian Solar also conducts rigorous in-house testing in our own laboratories to ensure durability and regularly submit our products to the world’s leading independent testing institutes, including the Fraunhofer Society and TÜV Labs. Our world-class quality is confirmed by our compliance with a wide range of internationally recognised standards for quality and environmental management.
  • Compliance with ISO IEC 17024 procedures to approve all materials and components entering our facilities
  • Confirmation through IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 tests to ensure product safety and reliability
  • Adaption of the stringent quality-management system of the automotive industry to PV manufacturing
  • Compliance with international quality and environmental-management standards ISO 9001, QC080000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 1800
At Canadian Solar, we want our customers to rest easily, knowing that our commitment to quality will keep their solar projects generating clean energy for years to come. So why settle for less? See the difference that 411 quality control points can make for you today.