Canadian Solar starts production of 54-cell modules for rooftop solar


Canadian Solar announced it has started production and delivery of 54-cell modules of up to 420 W based on 182 mm PERC cell for rooftop solar systems.

Moreover, the module with N-type HJT cells will be delivered in April.

CS6R-MS, the new module type under HiKu6 series, has the power output of up to 420 W and module efficiency of up to 21.5 percent. The CS6R-MS module is especially suitable for rooftop solar applications given its small module size (1.95 m² ˣ 30 mm), light weight (21.3 kg), and outstanding aesthetic design for homogenous appearance.

Canadian Solar provides 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.

CS6R-MS, the latest member of HiKu6 182 cell module family, will offer 5~10 W higher power and around 0.5 percent higher module efficiency than the similar format PERC modules in market. The CS6R-MS module has the power up to 420 W and its module efficiency is up to 21.5 percent.

CS6R-MS module has been granted Level 1 certification according to the latest IEC 63126 standard, ensuring the module will generate electricity safely and durably even under the harsher rooftop operating conditions. IEC63126:2020 guidelines are for qualifying PV modules, components, and materials for operation at high temperatures.

CS6R-MS comes with an enhanced 25-year product warranty on materials and workmanship for residential rooftop applications.

The electrical characteristics of CS6R-MS are compatible with most common photovoltaic inverters thanks to current values below 14 A.

Besides PERC cells, Canadian Solar is also developing CS6R module with HJT cells and expects to start commercial delivery in this April. CS6R has a module efficiency of up to 22.5 percent and power output up to 440 W.

“Our new products will improve the energy yield and reduce the LCOE of residential, commercial, and industrial rooftop solar systems,” Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, said in a news statement.