Ontario — Canadian Solar announced it has started mass production of a new 54-cell format module with 182 mm cell for residential, commercial and industrial rooftop solar systems.
The company says shipment of these new format modules has already started this month.
CS6R-MS, the new module type under its HiKu6 series, has a power output of up to 420 W and module efficiency of up to 21.5%.
Canadian Solar says the CS6R-MS module is suitable for rooftop solar applications given its small module size (1.95 m² ˣ 30 mm), lightweight (21.3 kg), and aesthetic design for homogenous appearance.
The company provides various types of bifacial and mono-facial solar modules with power output in the range of 400~670W to global customers, including modules in 210 mm 66-cell and 60-cell formats, and 182 mm 72-cell and 54-cell formats.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, remarked, “I am excited to announce that we have started mass production and delivered the first batch of the 54-cell modules of up to 420 W based on 182 mm PERC cells. Moreover, the module with N-type HJT cells will be delivered in April. Our new products will further improve the energy yield and reduce the LCOE of residential, commercial, and industrial rooftop solar systems, and meanwhile enable to offset more CO2 emissions. Canadian Solar will continue to develop high quality and reliable solar products to meet the needs of our customers around the world.”