Canadian Solar to Mass Produce TOPCon Modules in 2023

Dec 16, 2022 12:45 PM ET
  • The module is claimed to have a cell conversion effectiveness of around 25.0%, which is 1.5% greater than the average cell efficiency of the mainstream products in the marketplace.
  • TOPCon module shipments are expected to represent around 30% of the Company's 2023 overall module shipments.

Global solar corporation Canadian Solar has actually announced that its majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar Co. Ltd. will certainly start automation of high efficiency N-type TOPCon (Passage Oxide Passivated Contact) solar modules in the first quarter of 2023. The step comes even as various other sector majors like Jinko Solar and also Trina Solar have shown that n-type modules are the following big shift in manufacturing of modules.

Canadian Solar asserts its TOPCon modules to be best in class and also have a power output of up to 690W, as well as a cell conversion performance of around 25.0%, which is 1.5% higher than the average cell performance of the mainstream products on the market.

The solar firm held that TOPCon modules will increase energy yield of PV systems and also supply competitive BOS (equilibrium of system) cost savings and also LCOEs (levelized price of power) for solar power plants, contrasted to PERC modules.

The company will certainly supply a varied portfolio of the TOPCon items to fulfill the requirements for utility-scale, business and also household markets. The TOPCon portfolio consists of the 182mm cell based bifacial TOPBiHiKu6 (555W-570W) as well as monofacial TOPHiKu6 (420W-575W) modules, as well as the 210mm cell based bifacial TOPBiHiKu7 (615W-690W) modules.

Canadian Solar seeks to provide the 182mm cell based TOPCon modules in the initial quarter of 2023 and will certainly begin automation of the 210mm cell based TOPCon modules in the second quarter of 2023. TOPCon module shipments are anticipated to represent around 30% of the Company's 2023 total module shipments.

Canadian Solar anticipates the TOPCon modules to solidify its item and modern technology leadership while additional boosting customers' roi.

Temperature level coefficient of the modules is as low as -0.30%/ ℃, and as a result, the item will certainly have better efficiency under hot environments contrasted to the mainstream products on the market.

Canadian Solar claimed that there is no Boron-oxygen related LID; hence, less power degradation in modules.

The company declares power degradation of the TOPCon modules at just 1.0% after 2,000 hrs of wet and heat, contrasted to 1.9% degradation of PERC modules under similar test.

Canadian Solar likewise offers 30-year limited performance warranty for monofacial TOPCon modules contrasted to 25-year for mainstream monofacial products in the market.

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