JinkoSolar has broken its own world record. The Chinese manufacturer has developed a solar panel with an efficiency of 23.01 percent. The PV module is equipped with n-type monocrystalline solar cells.
JinkoSolar reported a record conversion efficiency of 24.9 percent for an n-type monocrystalline solar cell earlier this month. Those solar cells have now been used for the development of a monocrystalline solar panel, the efficiency of which of 23.01 percent has been confirmed by the TÜV Rheinland test institute. JinkoSolar's old world record was dated January 2020.
JinkoSolar claims to have achieved the feat thanks to its vertical integration technology that integrates the company's n-type TOPCon solar cell technology and solar panel design with advanced module and packaging technology. This reduces the internal resistance loss of the solar panel and increases the energy density of the solar panel. The mutual distance between the solar cells has been reduced and thus the share of the solar cell surface in the solar panel is increased.
According to JinkoSolar, this not only leads to a further breakthrough in solar panel efficiency, but also improves the aesthetics of the solar panel. Jin Hao, chief technology officer of JinkoSolar, on this: `` We will continue to drive the R&D investment in efficient module technology, with a special focus on laboratory research results to achieve fast and high-quality mass production of the production line, while maintaining the technical level of the industry is constantly being improved to make efficient and reliable products. '
Source: Solar magazine