Canadian Solar subsidiary CSI Solar said it will start production of N-type TOPCon (Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) solar modules in the first quarter of 2023.
Canadian Solar’s TOPCon modules have a power output of up to 690W, and cell conversion efficiency of around 25.0 percent, which is 1.5 percent higher than the cell efficiency of the mainstream products in the market.
Canadian Solar’s TOPCon modules will increase energy yield of PV systems and deliver one of the most competitive BOS (balance of system) cost savings and LCOEs (levelized cost of electricity) for solar power plants, compared to PERC modules.
Canadian Solar’s TOPCon portfolio includes the 182mm cell based bifacial TOPBiHiKu6 (555W-570W) and monofacial TOPHiKu6 (420W-575W) modules, and the 210mm cell based bifacial TOPBiHiKu7 (615W-690W) modules.
Canadian Solar will deliver the 182mm cell based TOPCon modules in the first quarter of 2023 and will start production of the 210mm cell based TOPCon modules in the second quarter of 2023. TOPCon module shipments are expected to account for around 30 percent of the company’s 2023 total module shipments.
Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, said: “The TOPCon modules will become one of our featured products with higher energy yield, lower LCOE and longer performance warranty, compared to the mainstream products in the market. The TOPCon modules will solidify our competitiveness in terms of technology leadership and pricing power.”