Canadian Solar has launched the high power Series 5 and Series 6 PV modules, which will join its HiKu, BiHiKu and HiDM portfolios, expanding the range of these monofacial and bifacial solar modules. The Series 5 portfolio modules, HiKu5 and BiHiKu5, utilise Canadian Solar’s light- and elevated-temperature-induced degradation (LeTID) mitigation technology and power classes of up to 500 W for a more powerful PV module. Available in both monocrystalline and polycrystalline cells, the LeTID of the HiKu5 is reportedly 50 per cent lower than the industry standard. Improved module efficiency, high power classes and leading PV module technology reportedly enable the HiKu5 to lower the LCoE of an installation by up to 4 per cent. Another Series 5 portfolio module, HiDM5 is a stylish aesthetic product based on the shingled-cell design and monocell technology. The HiDM5 will be available in power classes of up to 405 W. Relative to standard mono PV modules, the HiDM5 reportedly offers 37 per cent higher rooftop system capacity and 47 per cent higher returns from lower system costs, making it an ideal module for residential installations.
The Series 6 portfolio modules, HiKu6 and BiHiKu6, will offer power classes of up to 590 W and module efficiency of up to 21.3 per cent, based on Canadian Solar’s advanced cell technology and module design. Relative to standard 405 W monocrystalline modules, the HiKu6 modules reportedly generate up to 2.7 per cent higher energy yield over the module lifetime, reduce the balance of system cost by up to 5.6 per cent, and bring down the LCoE by up to 4.5 per cent, offering excellent value for large-scale installations.