How high-powered modules enhance your solar investment

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As the next generation of high-powered PV technology begins to roll off production lines, how these modules will fare in the field is a question on the lips of many. And it is a question we will look to address in this pv magazine Webinar, hosted in partnership with Canadian Solar.
We’ll take a closer look at the new technologies that are wrapped up in Canadian Solar’s new Series 7 modules, designed to reduce the LCOE for solar plants and set the stage for global grid parity. With power ratings up to 665 W, Series 7 modules open the door to further optimizations at several levels, promising lower LCOE and a higher return on investment, without creating additional challenges for installers or components suppliers.


Discussion participants

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO | Canadian Solar
Christian Comes, Product Manager EMEA | Canadian Solar
Alan Xu, Sr. Director, Module R&D & Module Process Engineering Center| Canadian Solar


Mark Hutchins, Editor | pv magazine

How high-powered modules enhance your solar investment

The overwhelming trend in module technology this year has seen power ratings shoot up into the 600 W+ range, alongside larger overall dimensions, smaller gaps between cells and a slew of other innovations in cell technology, interconnection and more. And these modules are now beginning to be produced in large volumes by industry-leading manufacturers, making a closer look at the technologies they contain vital to the industry that will soon be working with them in the field.

In this pv magazine Webinar, hosted in partnership with Canadian Solar, we delve deeply into the new innovations contained within the company’s latest module offerings, the Series 7 portfolio, available in both monofacial and bifacial formats, rated up to 665 W.

Kicking off the program, we’ll be honored to have Canadian Solar founder and CEO Dr. Shawn Qu with us to share his experience in his leadership over the last 19 years in the solar industry. He will give us insight into Canadian Solar’s technology leadership and future development.

After that, Christian Comes, Product Manager at Canadian Solar will take us through the inner workings of the Series 7 portfolio with detailed explanations on how the modules, already proven to be compatible with leading tracker designs, will significantly reduce BoS costs by allowing more modules per string, and subsequently more watts per pile on the tracker, less cabling and less installation work.

pv magazine Webinar content

  • Technology leadership and development
  • Workings and innovations of Series 7 modules
  • Breakdown of BoS cost savings
  • Power, Quality and LCOE
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Mark Hutchins from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this webinar is free of charge.


Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO | Canadian Solar

Dr. Qu founded Canadian Solar in 2001. Through his leadership Canadian Solar became a public listed company on NASDAQ in 2006 and has since firmly established itself among the top ranked manufacturers of solar photovoltaic products globally, and has cumulatively delivered over 46 GW of solar modules to thousands of customers in more than 150 countries. In 2015, Canadian Solar acquired Recurrent Energy, thus becoming one of the top world solar energy developer. By the end of June 2020, the company and its subsidiaries have cumulatively connected around 6 GW of solar power plants to the grid, 1 GW solar plants in operation, and have over 15 GW project pipeline and backlog. In the first half year of 2020, Canadian Solar delivered 5.1 GW modules and had a revenue of $ 1.52 billion, and the company expects to deliver 11~12 GW modules in 2020. Today, the Company has manufacturing facilities and sales subsidiaries in 23 countries with more than 14,000 employees globally.

Christian Comes, Product Manager EMEA | Canadian Solar

Christian Comes has been a Product Manager for Canadian Solar in the EMEA region since 2017, specializing in bifacial, LCOE and yield simulations, and module reliability. Previously, he worked for 12 years in Sanyo and Panasonic, specializing in performance simulation and bifacial technology. He holds an Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain.

Alan Xu, Sr. Director, Module R&D & Module Process Engineering Center| Canadian Solar

Dr. Alan Xu joined Canadian Solar in 2010 and serves as module R&D senior director now. He specializes in new module product and material development, and solar ingot, wafer and cell process. From 2017, he led the module R&D team to develop and mass-produce a series of new products, such as 5BB half-cell, 9BB half-cell, bifacial, shingled and 166mm wafer based above 400W modules. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada.

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