JinkoSolar is expanding its high-efficiency mono wafer production capacity at its production facility in Leshan, Sichuan Province, with an additional 5 GW.
JinkoSolar, one of the leading solar module manufacturers in the world has announced that it is expanding its high-efficiency mono wafer production capacity at its production facility in Leshan, Sichuan Province, with an additional 5 GW.
The firms’ mono wafer production capacity is expected to expand to 18 GW once phase Ⅱ of the capacity expansion is complete. The full production of the additional 5 GW of production capacity is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2020. The first phase of the 5GW of the capacity expansion project began production in the second quarter of 2019 and has already reached full capacity.
Kangping Chen, chief executive officer of JinkoSolar, commented that with this added capacity, the firm will be ideally positioned to benefit from the growth opportunities that a strong demand for high-efficiency mono products are creating. “Rapidly expanding capacity for mono products will enhance the overall integration of our production and significantly improve overall profitability going forward.”
Recently, the firm had announced the launch of its new high-efficiency “Tiger” module using 9-busbar Mono PERC and Tiling Ribbon (TR) technology at All-Energy Australia 2019, Australia’s largest national showcase of clean and renewable energy, held in Melbourne. With module efficiency of 20.78 percent, the new Tiger module is capable of generating up to 460 Wp of peak power output which is suitable for both utility and rooftop installations.
JinkoSolar incorporated Tiling Ribbon technology into the new Tiger module to eliminate the inter-cell gap and increase efficiency. The new Tiger module combines a half-cut cell design to reduce cell current mismatch and ribbon power losses. In addition, 9-Busbar technology shrinks the distance between the main busbar and finger grid line which decreases the resistance loss and increases power output and efficiency.
As of June 2019, the firm has an integrated annual capacity of 10.5 GW of Silicon Wafers, 7.4 GW for Solar Cells and 12.6 GW for Solar Modules.