Canadian Solar Inc. and impartial power producer and repair supplier EDF Renewables North America have signed a multi-year module provide settlement to ship as much as 7 GW of high-efficiency N-type TOPCon solar modules to be produced at Canadian Solar’s new manufacturing unit in Mesquite, Texas.
Under the settlement, Canadian Solar shall be supplying its newest excessive effectivity N-Type TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) solar modules to assist EDF Renewables’ undertaking pipeline within the United States between 2024 and 2030. The TOPCon modules boast excessive conversion efficiencies of as much as 22.5%; a low temperature coefficient of -0.30%/levels C; low LID (mild induced degradation) leading to a low power degradation; and improved bifaciality over Mono-PERC modules, all culminating in elevated energy manufacturing.
In July 2023, Canadian Solar introduced it will make investments over $250 million in a state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic module manufacturing unit in Mesquite, Texas. Once absolutely ramped up, the manufacturing unit would have an annual output of 5 GW and create roughly 1,500 expert jobs. Production is anticipated to begin within the fourth quarter of 2023.
“We are genuinely excited about our capacity to develop and build solar projects utilizing ‘Made-in-USA’ solar modules aligning with IRA guidelines,” says Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of EDF Renewables North America. “This substantial dedication enhances our potential to reduce dangers linked to commerce uncertainties and provide chain fluctuations, finally propelling our initiatives towards profitable realization.