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Canadian Solar unveils 700 W bifacial TOPCon solar modules

Canadian Solar is offering six versions of its 132-cell TOPBiHiKu7 solar modules, with power outputs ranging from 675 W to 700 W and efficiencies ranging from 21.7% to 22.5%. They have an efficiency range of 26.1% to 27.0%, with a bifacial gain of 20%.

First Solar showcases pre-commercial bifacial thin-film PV modules

First Solar has announced a limited production run of the “world’s first” bifacial solar panel with a cadmium telluride (CdTe) semiconductor. The pre-commercial Series 6 Plus Bifacial module is making its debut this week at Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany.

Agrivoltaics in India: Challenges and opportunities for scale-up

A new study assesses agrivoltaics development in India and identifies the challenges and opportunities for commercializing these projects. 

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy selects Nextracker for NTPC’s 1.568 GWp solar plant

Nextracker will supply its optimized bifacial solar trackers for NTPC Renewable Energy’s 1.568 GWp PV project in the Indian state of Gujarat. The project, India’s largest contiguous solar power plant, is being implemented by Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy.

Ircon Renewable Power seeks bifacial modules for 600 MW DC solar project in Karnataka

Ircon Renewable Power has tendered the manufacturing and supply of 530 Wp+ mono PERC bifacial modules under the domestic content requirement of a 600 MWp solar PV project at Pavagada.

RenewSys unveils 590 W bifacial solar module

India’s RenewSys has unveiled its DESERV Extreme series of bifacial modules, with front-side power outputs ranging from 565 W to 590 W.  The modules are built with half-cut, mono PERC cells.


Premier Energies launches India’s first M10 bifacial solar cell

Premier Energies has become the nation’s first solar manufacturer to launch a bifacial monocrystalline silicon PERC (passivated emitter rear contact) solar cell based on the 182×182 mm2 format. The cell boasts an efficiency of up to 23.2%.

Emmvee eyes early-mover advantage with wafer-to-module production 

Bengaluru-based Emmvee Photovoltaic has a 1.25 GW module manufacturing facility that can produce polycrystalline and mono PERC solar panels, with the ability to upgrade to TOPCon. By the end of 2023, it will raise its module capacity to 3 GW by adding new units, including 1.5 GW of wafer-to-module capacity. Suhas Donthi, director-sales and operations, spoke to pv magazine about current demand for Indian manufacturers and what’s in store.


Waaree secures $2.37 billion of orders for 5 GW of bifacial PV modules

Indian solar manufacturer Waaree Energies has secured domestic and international orders to supply 5 GW of its bifacial 540 Wp and 600 Wp solar panels. 


Goldi Solar unveils M10 modules

The Indian manufacturer has introduced the HELOC̣ Pro series featuring mono-facial and bifacial modules based on M10 (182mm x 182mm) wafer size. 

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