Canadian Solar Inc.’s majority-owned subsidiary, CSI Photo voltaic Co. Ltd., is beginning mass manufacturing of high-efficiency N-type TOPCon (Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) photo voltaic modules within the first quarter of 2023.
Canadian Photo voltaic’s TOPCon modules have an influence output of as much as 690 W, and a cell conversion effectivity of round 25%, which is 1.5% larger than the typical cell effectivity of the mainstream merchandise available in the market. Canadian Photo voltaic’s TOPCon modules will improve power yield of PV methods and ship one of the aggressive BOS (steadiness of system) value financial savings and LCOEs (levelized value of electrical energy) for solar energy vegetation, in comparison with PERC modules.
Canadian Photo voltaic will present a diversified portfolio of the TOPCon merchandise to satisfy the wants for utility-scale, industrial and residential markets. The TOPCon portfolio contains the 182 mm cell-based bifacial TOPBiHiKu6 (555 W-570 W) and monofacial TOPHiKu6 (420 W-575 W) modules, and the 210 mm cell-based bifacial TOPBiHiKu7 (615 W-690 W) modules. Canadian Photo voltaic will ship the 182 mm cell-based TOPCon modules within the first quarter of 2023 and can begin mass manufacturing of the 210 mm cell-based TOPCon modules within the second quarter of 2023. TOPCon module shipments are anticipated to account for round 30% of the corporate’s 2023 whole module shipments.
The temperature coefficient of Canadian Photo voltaic’s TOPCon modules is as little as -0.30%/℃. There isn’t any Boron-oxygen associated LID (Mild Induced Degradation), and subsequently, the TOPCon modules could have much less energy degradation. The ability degradation of the TOPCon modules was just one% after 2,000 hours of damp and warmth (DH2000) check, in comparison with 1.9% degradation of PERC modules underneath comparable check.
The bifaciality of TOPCon bifacial modules can attain as much as 85%, with a major energy acquire of round 2% in comparison with PERC bifacial modules underneath the same area situations. There’s additionally a 30-year restricted efficiency guarantee for monofacial TOPCon modules.
“We’re happy to begin delivering our cutting-edge N-type TOPCon modules early subsequent 12 months,” says Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Photo voltaic. “The TOPCon modules will turn into one in every of our featured merchandise with larger power yield, decrease LCOE and longer efficiency guarantee, in comparison with the mainstream merchandise available in the market. The TOPCon modules will solidify our competitiveness when it comes to know-how management and pricing energy. We’re dedicated to delivering extra excessive effectivity and high quality merchandise to our clients, whereas contributing to combating local weather change globally.”