Canadian Solar unveils 700 W bifacial TOPCon solar modules

Canadian Solar has introduced its 132-cell TOPBiHiKu7 series, which consists of bifacial TOPCon solar modules with a minimum power output of 675 W and maximum power output of 700 W. These panels feature 210 mm cells and are available in six variations with power conversion efficiencies ranging from 21.7 per cent to 22.5 per cent. Additionally, they exhibit an efficiency range of 26.1 per cent to 27 per cent and a bifacial gain of 20 per cent. As per the company’s statement, the TOPCon modules are expected to in­crease the energy yield of PV systems and deliver cost savings for system expenses, as well as a levellised cost of electricity for solar power plants, as compared to PERC modules. The double-glass panels incorporate 2 mm heat-strengthened glass featuring an anti-reflective coating and an additional 2 mm glass layer at the back. The modules are equipped with IP68 junction boxes and anodised aluminium alloy frames. They can operate at a system voltage of 1,500 V and can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 85 °C. The panels have a temperature coefficient of -0.29 per cent per degree Celsius. The company offers a 12-year product warranty and a 30-year power output guarantee, with an annual linear degradation of 0.4 per cent over 30 years and a maximum degradation of 1 per cent in the first year.