Canadian Solar is unveiling a new module at Solar Power International (booth 1604) that combines three innovative solar PV technologies in one new 400+ Watt module: the latest black silicon, poly PERC, and bifacial cell technologies. Called BiHiKu, this new poly solar module generates 400 Watts or more on the front, plus up to 30 percent additional power generation from the back side, increasing system yield and reducing the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE). The company believes that BiHiKu is the first poly bifacial module exceeding 400+ Watt nominal front side power.
BiHiKu is perfect for large commercial or utility-scale solar installations, particularly where a high reflection ground or surface under the module creates high albedo, contributing to high back side yield. The product will be available in 2019 and pre-production orders are being accepted now.
“As Canadian Solar continues on the forefront of solar module innovation, we are proud to introduce BiHiKu as the next step in maximizing the lifetime value of your solar assets.” said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar. “Solar systems using BiHiKu will be able to break away from the pack and score high on low LCOE, making many seemingly impossible low PPA solar projects possible.”
— Solar Builder magazine