Canadian Solar releases 600 W+ module series

October 28, 2020
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by Patricia Seoane da Silva
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The new series includes two monofacial and two bifacial modules, both of which range between 640 W and 665 W in terms of power output and between 20.6% and 21.4% in terms of conversion efficiency. The company claims this range is ideal for utility-scale and commercial and industrial PV applications. In these scenarios, compared to 445 W modules, Canadian Solar claims its panels reduce the balance-of-system costs by 5.7% and the levelized cost of electricity by 8.9%. As 500 W+ modules gain popularity, clients should regard utility-scale systems as the most suitable application and bear in mind issues regarding weight, transportation, and hot spot-related failure when evaluating modules above 600 W.

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