Canadian Solar Inc. has started mass production of a new 54-cell format module with 182 mm cells for residential, commercial and industrial rooftop solar systems. Shipments started this month.
CS6R-MS, the new module type under the HiKu6 series, has a power output of up to 420 W and module efficiency of up to 21.5%. 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 aesthetic design for homogenous appearance.
Canadian Solar provides various types of bifacial and mono-facial solar modules with power output in the range of 400 W to 670 W 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 offers 5-10 W higher power and around 0.5% higher module efficiency than the similar format PERC modules in market. The CS6R-MS module has power up to 420 W, and its module efficiency is up to 21.5%. Silver frame, black frame and all black modules are available.
The 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. CS6R-MS comes with an enhanced 25-year product warranty on materials and workmanship for residential rooftop applications.
Besides PERC cells, Canadian Solar is also developing a CS6R module with HJT cells and expects to start commercial delivery this April. CS6R has a module efficiency of up to 22.5% and power output up to 440 W.