Canadian Solar has announced that it will begin mass production of solar modules based on tunnel oxide passivated contacts (TOPCon) technology in the first quarter of 2023.
The Chinese-Canadian solar module manufacturer said the modules will have a power output of 690 W, a cell efficiency of 25.0%, and a bifaciality factor of more than 85%.
“Canadian Solar will provide a diversified portfolio of the TOPCon products to meet the needs for utility-scale, commercial and residential markets,” the company said in a statement. “The TOPCon portfolio includes the 182mm cell based bifacial TOPBiHiKu6 (555 W to 570 W) and monofacial TOPHiKu6 (420 W to 575 W) modules, and the 210 mm cell based bifacial TOPBiHiKu7 (615 W to 690 W) modules.”
The manufacturer said that TOPCon module shipments are expected to account for around 30% of its total panel shipments in 2023.
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“The TOPCon modules will solidify our competitiveness in terms of technology leadership and pricing power,” said CEO Shawn Qu.
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