Overview and comparison of solar panels above 500 Wp


Canadian Solar

On July 1, Canadian Solar celebrated Canada Day 2020 by introducing its fifth and sixth series of solar modules.

Canadian Solar core technologies include:

  • Advanced dual cells with LDS (low-damage slicing) and MBB (multi-busbar technology) to reduce cell micro-cracking risk significantly.
  • HTR (hetero-type ribbon) and PA (paving) help to decrease the gap distance between cells from 2mm to under 0.7mm. This alone reduces the cell gap by 70% and boosts efficiency 0.6%.

The fifth generation HiKu and BiHiKu modules offer up to 500 W. HiKu 5: 166mm dual cells with MBB and paving technology. The sixth generation HiKu and BiHiKu modules offer up to 590 W. HiKu 6: 182mm (M10) dual cells with MBB and paving technology.

JA Solar


JA Solar has launched the Deepblue 3.0 large-area PV panel series which provides power outputs of more than 525 W. Deepblue 3.0: M10 wafers with 11-busbars, ultra-t glass and Percium+ technologies.


There are two models in the new bifacial Hi-MO5 panel series, with Longi claiming power output of 540 W for the 72-cell product and 495 W for the 66-cell offering. Hi-MO5: M10 wafer ‘smart welding’ technique to secure interconnection between cells, improving efficiency by 0.3% compared to standard MBB products and reducing cell tensile force by 20%.



JinkoSolar launched a new module series, led by its 78TW panel, which offers a Tiger Pro power up to 580 W. Equipped with Jinko’s tiling ribbon technology, its products are based on monocrystalline PERC cells with an efficiency of 21.4%. All its modules are available in bifacial and single-sided versions.


Risen Energy has unveiled its 500 Wp+ PV modules made with 210mm M12 wafers. It claims the products could easily reach 600 Wp of output with a 60-cell panel, adding it believes they could hit 625 Wp with n-type cells.


The Duomax V and Tallmax V Trina panels are equipped with glass-glass and glass-backsheet frames, respectively. Both offer a reported 21% efficiency and reported power output of 500 W using M12 wafers and MBB.