• Canadian Solar has reported a power conversion efficiency level of 23.81% for n-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cell
  • It managed this efficiency on a milti-crystalline cell that was fabricated using 157 mm x 157 mm having 246.44 cm² area n-type P5 silicon wafer and PASCon technology
  • Germany’s ISFH has tested and certified, what Canadian Solar claims, as a ‘world record’

Canadian Solar Inc., has claimed a ‘world record’ for power conversion efficiency of n-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cells; the Chinese solar cell and module producer reported 23.81% for such a cell. This, it said, has been tested and certified by Germany’s Institute für Solarenergieforschung GmbH (ISFH).

“I am very pleased to announce that we broke the world record yet again. 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,” said Canadian Solar Chairman and CEO Dr Shawn Qu.

The management did not share details of how it achieved the 23.81% efficiency but said the multi-crystalline cell was fabricated using 157 mm x 157 mm sized and 246.44 cm² area n-type P5 silicon wafers and passivated contact (PASCon) technology.

Canadian Solar says within the last nine months it is the third time it has set a multi-crystalline solar cell conversion efficiency world record. Earlier, it reported 22.8% conversion efficiency for its p-type P5 cell, and before that 22.28% efficiency for its p-type multi-crystalline cells.