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Posted May 31, 2012


Solar company sets a new record with its ELPS solar cell and introduces new products

Kitchener - In time for the Intersolar Europe 2012 (Munich, June 13-15, 2012), Canadian Solar Inc. , one of the world's largest solar companies, has set a new record. In-house tests found that its proprietary mono ELPS solar cell efficiency reached 21.1 percent. This is the highest performance reached to date for a P-type mono-crystalline cell. At the Intersolar booth A2.180 visitors will be able to get information about the ELPS cell technology and ELPS modules. Canadian Solar will also present its new CS6A-P solar module for the rooftop market.

Canadian Solar's ELPS cells feature a Metal Wrap Through (MWT) design, which moves the front busbars to the back of the cells allowing 3% more light absorption per cell. As a result, ELPS modules deliver up to 7% more electricity than similar configuration conventional solar modules. The ELPS module is nominated for the Intersolar Award 2012 in photovoltaics category.

At Intersolar Europe 2012, Canadian Solar will also present its new CS6A-P module, which uses 48 pieces of 156mm x 156mm poly-silicon cells. CS6A-P will have power output up to 205W. This product is designed especially for PV roof installations. It can be used for residential, commercial and industrial rooftops. Thanks to the improvements to the poly-crystalline cell technology in the CS6A-P, users will benefit from improved ROI, and faster payback.

Canadian Solar has implemented stringent quality control management system in its module production plants. Throughout its module production process, it has 253 quality control points from incoming material components to manufacturing procedures. The final stage EL screening eliminates product defects. Canadian Solar modules are PID free and salt mist / Ammonia resistant. The low normal operating cell temperature (NOCT) improves its module performance as confirmed by PTC rating in California. To further protect PV system customers, Canadian Solar has been offering 25 year warranty insurance since 2010. The warranty insurance policy is underwritten by three reputable insurance companies with AM Best Rating of "A" VIII and above.

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