Canadian Solar today unveiled BiHiKu, combining three industry leading solar PV technologies in one new 400-W module: the latest black silicon, poly PERC and bifacial cell technologies. Merging these technologies enables Canadian Solar to produce the BiHiKu module, a HiKu module with bifaciality up to 75%.
This new poly solar module generates 400 W or more on the front, plus up to 30% additional power generation from the back side, dramatically increasing system yield and reducing the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE). The company believes that BiHiKu is the first poly bifacial module exceeding 400+ W nominal front side power.
BiHiKu is perfect for large commercial or utility-scale solar installations, particularly where a high reflection ground or surface under the module creates high albedo, contributing to high back side yield. The product will be available in 2019 and pre-production orders are being accepted now.
In addition, Canadian Solar is introducing to the North America market the HiDM high density module, a shingled solar module with unique IP-granted design features and up to 19.9% module efficiency. The 60-cell sized mono PERC HiDM, up to 330 W, is an all-black module ideal for residential rooftops. The 72-cell sized mono PERC HiDM, up to 410 W, is a highly-efficient black module for commercial applications.
“As Canadian Solar continues on the forefront of solar module innovation, we are proud to introduce BiHiKu as the next step in maximizing the lifetime value of your solar assets.” said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar. “Solar systems using BiHiKu will be able to break away from the pack and score high on low LCOE, making many seemingly impossible low PPA solar projects possible.”
Canadian Solar’s booth No. 1604 at Solar Power International honors the fact that Canada is the birthplace of hockey. Donning hockey jerseys, Canadian Solar staff will be talking about BiHiKu as Canadian Solar’s breakaway product, and showcasing the firm’s solar hat trick of modules, inverters and services.
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Richard Kerr says
I dream of instaling about 80 of these on my flat 90 by 90 metre white gravel flat roof to link with hydro – Quebec net-metering of our 4 residence Quadruplex.
Any idea how many Kilowatts this could produce,
We heat electrically and are big electricity consumers in our cold Canadian climate.
Hydro-Quebec will reduce our domestic bill with our electricity produced , essentially serving as a huge storage battery which will reset to 0 every 2 years.
Postal code is H1X 3L5
Our last year consumption for our principal residence was 29, 983 KWH at a cost of $2,727.28,,,,,,can solar match or come close to that yet ?
I would be an early adopter if solar comes close.
Kelly Pickerel says
80 panels x 400 W each = 32 kW of power