JinkoSolar Holding Co. says it has broken the world record for the maximum conversion efficiency of mass produced bifacial solar cells, reaching 22.49 percent. These results were verified during testing conducted by TÜV Rheinland, an independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation and training.
How it happened
JinkoSolar was able to significantly improve efficiency for its mass produced modules by applying newly developed ARC and advanced metallization technologies and proven proprietary technologies to high-efficient cell design. New Tiling Ribbon (TR) technology was also incorporated into the cell design which eliminates any inter-cell gap, ensuring high-efficiency and high-reliability, while significantly improving the module’s appearance. The high-efficiency modules also help reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) as the industry approaches grid parity globally.
“This new world record will pave the way for a new round of technological and industry upgrades in module efficiency with JinkoSolar leading the way,” says Jin Hao, Vice President of JinkoSolar. “Going forward, we will accelerate the application of the latest and most advanced technologies to the mass production of our solar products which will drive an increase in cost-effectiveness and promote grid parity on a global scale.”
— Solar Builder magazine