Canadian Solar recently announced two new solar panel lines, which were first on display at last month’s PV EXPO 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
The BiKu line of modules is Canadian Solar’s entrance into the bifacial market. Canadian Solar’s poly BiKu modules (CS3U) have a power output of 360 W from the front side, with the backside contributing up to an additional 30% power generation. Adding both sides together, the total power output of a 360-W CS3U BiKu module can reach as high as 468 W.
For mono BiKu modules (CS3K), the power output of the front side is 315 W, with up to 30% additional energy generated from the backside. Both sides combined, the total power output can achieve up to 409.5 W. BiKu is a nice choice to reduce LCOE and improve ROI on commercial and utility power plants.
Delivery of the bifacial products will start in April 2018.
Also new is Canadian Solar’s high density HiDM modules. The most distinctive feature of HiDM is its excellent power output and conversion efficiency performance. HiDM modules incorporate the latest solar module technology that maximizes the module power output and power efficiency. The power output of Mono HiDM CS1K-MS can achieve 330 W with module efficiency of 19.86%, which is 30 W higher than similar sized 300-W mono PERC modules.
News item from Canadian Solar