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Canadian Solar 385W Solar Panel HiDM5 CS1Y-385MS Black

price as of July 14
All Canadian Solar products All 385 Watt Panels


Rated Power Output 385 W
Voltage (VOC)48.4 V
Maximum String Voltage 1000V
Number of cells144
Cell TypeMonocrystalline
Rated Efficiency19.1%
Connector TypeMC4 or T4 series
Backsheet Colorblack
Frame Colorblack
Dimensions LxWxH79.6" x 39.2" x 1.38"
Weight52.0 lbs
Pallet Qty30
ManufacturerCanadian Solar
Manufacturer Part #HiDM5CS1Y-385MS
Operating Temperatures -40 °F to +185 °F
Scope of Application
  • Solar Panels for Boats
  • Solar Panels for Commercial
  • Commercial
  • Grid-Tie
  • Off-Grid
  • Residential
Warranty15/25 Year See Warranty details
Delivery Time 5-7 business days

About product

Canadian Solar 385W Solar Panel is an all-black PERC module with impressive design. This solar panel is an ideal solution for residential rooftop installations and commercial systems.


  • 385W Power Output
  • 19.1% efficiency
  • Monocrystalline cells
  • Better shading tolerance
  • Withstands heavy snow load up to 5400 Pa and wind load up to 2400 Pa
  • MC4 or T4 series Connector

High power output for all applications

Canadian Solar HiDM5 modules can be used in residential systems as well as in commercial projects. They provide stable power output with an efficiency over 19%. Better than average production from square foot is achieved through improved cell construction and innovative panel design. Higher efficiency means that your system occupies less space than a system of the same power but with lower conversion rate.

Panel is ready for extreme weather conditions

Canadian Solar panels work well in low light conditions and are built to withstand even extreme weather conditions. One panel can handle heavy snow load of up to 5400 Pa and wind load of up to 2400 Pa. Operating temperature range is -40°F ~ 185°F.

High Reliability

Canadian Solar 385W module features lower internal current and lower risk of hot spots development. It makes the panel much more reliable and long lasting. The risk of cell cracks has also decreased and their impact on the production of a module is minimized.

Comes with strong 15/25-year warranties

Canadian Solar panels come with a 25-year linear power output warranty and 15-year product warranty on materials and workmanship. The manufacturer has offices all over the world which makes getting customer support easier.


79.6" x 39.2" x 1.38"


52.0 lbs

Reviews & Questions

  • Reviews (4)
  • Questions (2)
Thanks for all helpful advice about panels and especially about the pickup process! Your articles also help a lot, you’re doing god’s work, peace!
Iki Shito
02/10/2022 07:27 pm
The installation took a while, but it’s done. So far the panel delivers exactly as promised, i monitor them everyday. we’ll see what the future holds, but so far i have no complaints.
01/27/2022 11:06 am
Delivery was late a lil bit, but no big deal, the staff kept me informed at all times. The panel itself is a solid one. i love the look. the warranties are good. For this money — good deal.
01/12/2022 09:36 am
The panel looks super beautiful on my roof! Wifey loves them as well. Thanks for solid service!
01/07/2022 03:15 pm

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how long does delivery usually take?
02/02/2022, 10:40
5-7 business days.
Can i get two of them just for my boat?
01/17/2022, 09:18
Good day! Unfortunately, at the moment the minimum quantity you can order is 6.


How much is shipping and how long is delivery?
Our standard shipping charge is $250 for up to 11 panels and it is increased by $25 for every 4 additional panels. In the event, the product is only available on East or West coast custom quote will be sent to you before the order is processed. Normally, we are able to deliver solar panels within 7 business days.
What is the difference between low price panels and top price panels?
With top tier solar panels, you pay for the brand name, proprietary new technology, higher energy output, and better warranty support.
What are the dimensions of the panel?
Please refer to the product datasheet on the product page. We have a datasheet for every product we sell.
How long is the warranty on the panel?
In general, manufacturers provide a 25 year-long performance warranty and a 10 year-long equipment guarantee. Some manufacturers offer 12-15 years of warranty. More information is available in our warranty support section.
Which panels do you recommend for RV, marine?
We recommend Panasonic and Mission Solar panels for smaller systems as their high energy output and excellent craftsmanship guarantee years of service.
Can this panel be used with a 12v system?
Any of our panels can be used for a 12v system with a properly selected inverter and charge controller.
Can I pick up this panel from your fulfillment center to save on shipping?
Yes, we can set up a pick up at a local distributor. Please call to discuss options and stock availability.
How do I connect these panels?
To achieve the best system efficiency, panels should be connected in series to create higher voltage.
How many panels do I need?
This number is determined by your average energy needs. Depending on the type of panels and energy consumption, you might need anywhere from 12 to 45 solar panels. Remember, the more panels you install the more energy you will get.Please use our solar calculator to estimate your energy consumption and plan on building a solar system that will exceed your energy needs by 25%.
Do you offer discounts?
We do offer discounts for orders of over 50 units. Please contact us for details.
How do I build a solar system?
Please use our solar calculator to estimate what equipment you need. Choose your panels, microinverters, inverters, and solar batteries if necessary.Please note that we do not offer solar system design or installation.
How do solar panels compare?
Solar panels differ by power output, voltage, connection type, size, efficiency, and weight. Some solar panels might be sold together with microinverters as a set.
Can I build a solar system by myself as a Do It Yourself project?
Yes, it is possible if you understand what solar equipment you need and how to connect it together. However, please be mindful that handling your own electrical work without having proper experience might cause life-threatening injuries. Please contact a certified electrician if you do not possess appropriate electrical skills.
Can I connect and charge my solar panel battery directly with the solar panel?
We do not recommend using the solar panel without the charge controller. Using solar panels without the charge controller might damage the batteries.
Can I drill holes into the aluminum frame for mounting?
We do not recommend drilling any new holes to the aluminum frame of the panel as it could damage the internal circuit and solar cells. (Also, any modification to the panel will void the warranty). We recommend only using the pre-drilled holes for mounting.
Do solar panels require maintenance? Can I wash my solar panel?
Solar panels generally require very little maintenance. We recommend cleaning the solar panel with water, glass cleaner (Windex) and microfiber cloth.
Will my panel produce power in an overcast condition?
While solar panels require sunlight to generate solar energy, they will still work in cloudy weather. Even on a cloudy day, solar panels will produce energy just not as much.
Will my panels produce power if covered with snow?
Solar panels cannot produce electricity if covered with snow.
What is the best direction for a solar panel to face?
The best direction for a solar panel to face is the South