Canadian Solar reports a 23.81% conversion efficiency, a world record, for silicon solar cells

The conversion efficiency is a new world record for n-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cells.


KEY POINTS
  • The conversion efficiency is a new world record for n-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cells.
  • The record was recently tested and certified by Germany's Institute für Solarenergieforschung GmbH (ISFH).
  • It follows the company's 22.8% conversion efficiency record for p-type P5 cells set in September 2019.

Ontario — Canadian Solar announced its technology team set a world record of 23.81% conversion efficiency for n-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cell.

The record-setting N-type P5 cell conversion efficiency was recently tested and certified by Germany’s Institute für Solarenergieforschung GmbH (ISFH). This is the third time within a span of nine months that the company has set multi-crystalline solar cell conversion efficiency world record (see 22.8% and 22.28% records for p-type multi-crystalline cells).



Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar said, “I am very pleased to announce that we broke the world record yet again. This is a milestone for our revolutionary n-type P5 technology development. It proves that both our p-type and n-type multi-crystalline silicon technology can achieve efficiencies as good as mono. We remain focused on expanding our technology pipeline to provide our customers with the most LCOE-competitive products.”

Canadian Solar has been developing and is commercially launching its P5 cell technology and solar module products. In September 2019, Canadian Solar set a world record of 22.8% conversion efficiency for p-type P5 cell. The 23.81% record efficiency multi-crystalline cell was fabricated utilizing 157mmx157mm (area 246.44cm2) n-type P5 silicon wafer and PASCon (Passivated Contact) technology.

Canadian Solar is a technology leader in the solar industry and one of the highest-ranking global solar manufacturers in terms of patent applications and patent grants.

The Company has over 1500 patents granted, covering China, North American, European and Asia-Pacific regions. All of the Company’s cell capacity was upgraded to PERC by August 2019. On the module product side, Canadian Solar has pioneered the GW-scale introduction of half-cut cell modules (Ku-series), bifacial modules (BiKu), multi-bus bar (MBB), 166mm wafers (HiKu and BiHiKu).

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