JinkoSolar, a global leader in the solar PV industry, has showcased six innovative products concerning the theme “Conquering the Grid Parity Paramount” at the SNEC PV Power Expo in China, the company announced in a statement.
These products will lead the charge towards a new wave of industry innovations and also illustrate the strength of the company’s brand, the company noted.
JinkoSolar products showcased at the trade fair included its JinkoSolar 410W Cheetah module, unveiled for the first time and expected, by the firm, to reinvent the market standard for high performance; the 310 W bifacial module, redefining the application boundaries of solar; and a gold-framed module designed to meet the need for elegant luxury in the Chinese residential PV market.
JinkoSolar’s 410 W Cheetah module is the world’s highest-performing commercially mass-produced monofacial module, bringing the industry into the new age of PV 4.0 with mainstream module output of over 400 W, the compant statement noted.
The Cheetah module is designed to meet the needs of the ultra-high performance market segments, such as the likes of China’s “Super Top Runner Program”. All JinkoSolar Cheetah series modules are produced in the company’s next-gen ultra-smart P5 super factory and represent the most cutting-edge technology in solar module manufacturing.
Utilizing an all-new wafer and cell design, the Cheetah series has erected a new benchmark for ultra-high performing modules with its industry-leading performance in metrics such as – but not limited to – output, limited degradation, shade tolerance, and durability, according to the company statement.
The JinkoSolar 72 Cell Cheetah module’s 410 Wp performance is over 30 Wp higher than that of comparable products in the industry, JinkoSolar noted in the statement. The Cheetah series’ range topping conversion efficiency of 20.38% makes it the ideal solution for tender-based large scale PV projects and projects with ultra-high technical requirements such as those in China’s Super Top Runner program.
As for the widely discussed N-type and P-type bifacial modules, JinkoSolar is the only tier 1 module manufacturer to offer both types of bifacial modules, the firm noted.
JinkoSolar 380 W 72-cell monocrystalline bifacial module has expanded the application boundaries of PV module installation. Traditionally, modules were largely installed in a horizontally flat or near flat manner. However, bifacial modules have opened the possibilities of installing modules in a vertical manner, drastically lowering the amount of space needed in PV projects. The ability of the bifacial modules to generate power on both sides has increases its practicality, creating new PV applications such as on highway fencing, greenhouses, sunrooms, and other building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
Depending on the type of tracker utilized, module installation angles, and the installation environment, one can expect an additional 5-25% power generation from bifacial modules relative to that of monofacial modules.
JinkoSolar 385 W N-type bifacial module shares all the unique performance attributes of the P-type bifacial module and has the additional advantage of having lower degradation than that of the P-type bifacial module.
With the residential PV market growing at a breakneck pace, JinkoSolar, at SNEC, also presented its 320 W 60-cell golden framed module for the first time. Studies have shown that residential PV end-users, on average, are financially well off and are early adopters of new lifestyles and products. As such, these end-users have higher requirements for product customization and quality.
Combining a high efficiency of 19.37% and elegantly luxurious design, the JinkoSolar golden frame module is the ideal solution for the residential PV market. Given its frameless and extreme anti-PID characteristics, JinkoSolar 335 W dual glass black silicone polycrystalline module has also garners substantial attention at the SNEC. The dual glass design provides the module, particularly in areas of high temperature and humidity, with great weather protection.
The dual glass modules enable stable PV system operations in extreme weather environments.
“Industry transformation, continued technology evolution, and increasingly complex market demands are all obstacles we must overcome to accelerate the development of the PV industry. Having been preparing for these challenges, Jinko displayed six technical products at SNEC, showcasing what it means to be at the cutting-edge of smart solar manufacturing today,” commented JinkoSolar CEO Kangping Chen.
JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 8 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 5 GW for solar cells, and 8 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2017.
JinkoSolar has over 12,000 employees across its 8 productions facilities globally, 16 overseas subsidiaries in Greece, Japan (2), Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.