CSI Photo voltaic, the majority-owned subsidiary of PV producer Canadian Photo voltaic, will begin mass manufacturing of high-efficiency n-type TOPCon photo voltaic modules from Q1 2023. The corporate mentioned its TOPCon modules might attain as much as 690W of energy output.
The manufacturing will entail a diversified portfolio of TOPCon merchandise to fulfill the wants of utility-scale, industrial and residential markets, together with the 182mm cell-based bifacial TOPBiHiKu6 (555W-570W) and monofacial TOPHiKu6 (420W-575W) modules and the 210mm cell-based bifacial TOPBiHiKu7 (615W-690W) modules. Manufacturing of the 182mm cell modules will start in Q1, and the 210mm cell modules in Q2 2023.
Canadian Photo voltaic mentioned that its TOPCon modules provide a temperature coefficient as little as -0.30% per diploma centigrade, that means its modules will carry out higher beneath sizzling situations. It additionally mentioned that the facility degradation of its TOPCon merchandise was 1% after 2,000 hours of damp and warmth testing, in contrast with 1.9% degradation for PERC merchandise, and that its TOPCon modules skilled no boron-oxygen-related light-induced degradation.
The corporate claimed that its TOPCon modules provide a cell conversion effectivity of round 25%, and that they might improve power yields for PV methods in addition to decrease levelised prices of electrical energy in contrast with PERC modules. Final month, JinkoSolar introduced a ‘report’ 26.1% most effectivity for its 182mm TOPCon monocrystalline silicon cell.
Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Photo voltaic mentioned: “We’re happy to begin delivering our cutting-edge n-type TOPCon modules early subsequent yr. The TOPCon modules will turn into one in all 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 by way of know-how management and pricing energy. We’re dedicated to delivering extra excessive effectivity and high quality merchandise to our prospects, whereas contributing to combating local weather change globally.”
The corporate not too long ago introduced that it could deal with TOPCon know-how sooner or later, and expects the know-how to account for 30% of its shipments in 2023. A current US probe discovered that Canadian Photo voltaic had been circumventing US tariffs on photo voltaic imports from China by way of operations in Thailand.
Earlier this yr, PV Tech Premium analysed photo voltaic analysis and improvement spending because the business transitions from PERC to TOPCon know-how.