JinkoSolar, a reputable solar module manufacturer, has achieved a record high efficiency of 24.2% with its large-area N-type TOPCon monocrystalline silicon solar cell, the company announced in a statement.
Testing was conducted by the Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems Quality Test Center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), it informed.
The large-area N-Type cell features JinkoSolar’s HOT cell design, which is based on tunnel oxide passivating contact technology. JinkoSolar’s high quality N-type wafer, selective doping technology, and advanced fine-line printing technology allow the company to achieve 24.2% cell efficiency across its entire product chain, the JinkoSolar statement noted.
The world PV module power record of 387.6W for N-type half-cell module (60P) was fabricated using JinkoSolar’s HOT cell design.
N-type HOT technology is a key R&D milestone for JinkoSolar and is opening up a new path towards developing high efficiency industrial products, the company noted, adding N-type HOT technology also demonstrates the competitiveness of JinkoSolar products when compared to current HIT and IBC technologies.
JinkoSolar is establishing a strategic global research collaboration network that is able to rapidly innovating new technologies, it noted.
The company is jointly working with several globally-respected institutions on their advanced technologies including the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore’s mono-poly technology, University of New South Wales’ advanced hydrogenation technology and The Australian National University’s passivating contact technology.
By consistently upgrading its technology, JinkoSolar promises higher efficiency and better quality products to its customers, the company statement concluded.
The company distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in more than 80 countries worldwide.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 9.2 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 6.5 GW for solar cells, and 10 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2018.