Canadian Solar hits 23.81% conversion efficiency for N-type P5 cell

New Canadian Solar factory in Brazil. Image by Investe Sao Paulo (www.investe.sp.gov.br)

March 6 (Renewables Now) - Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) today announced a new conversion efficiency world record of 23.81% for an n-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cell.

The record was recently tested and certified by Germany's Institute fuer Solarenergieforschung GmbH (ISFH). It follows Canadian Solar’s 22.8% conversion efficiency record for a p-type P5 cell set in September 2019.

The latest milestone was reached with a cell featuring a 157mm x 157mm (area 246.44 sq cm) n-type P5 silicon wafer and made using PASCon (Passivated Contact) technology.

“This is a milestone for our revolutionary n-type P5 technology development. It proves that both our p-type and n-type multi-crystalline silicon technology can achieve efficiencies as good as mono,” commented Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.

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