By Gary Thomas
Canadian Solar, a provider of solar cell, solar module, wafer, ingot, and other solar system solutions, has announced that it has achieved 21.1% efficiency for its mono ELPS solar cell. The company states that it is a new performance record for P-type mono-crystalline cells.
The Canadian Solar CS6A-P module has a power output of 205 W. It is designed for PV roof installations for industrial, commercial and residential rooftops. The CS6A-P features advanced poly-crystalline cell technology that will provide a quicker payback period and better ROI for users. The module comprises of 48 pieces of poly-silicon cells of 156x156 mm size.
The ELPS modules produced by Canadian Solar have been nominated for the Intersolar Award 2012. The ELPS cells utilize a metal wrap through design that increases light absorption per cell by 3%, by placing the busbars in the front of the cells in the back portion. When compared to conventional solar modules, this feature enables the ELPS modules to deliver 7% more electricity.
The modules produced by Canadian Solar are resistant to ammonia and salt mist. They are also free from PID. These cells have a low normal operating cell temperature that improves their performance.
Canadian Solar will be presenting its new CS6A-P module and information about its ELPS modules and technology at the Intersolar Europe 2012 event.