JinkoSolar, one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world, officially launched the latest addition to its range of premium Cheetah products, the “Swan” bifacial module with new DuPont Clear DuPont Tedlar-based backsheet at Intersolar Europe 2019.
The Swan module represents the next iterative development in bifacial power generation as it gradually becomes a mainstream technology. By combining high-efficiency mono PERC Cheetah bifacial cells and clear DuPont Tedlar film for backsheets, the Swan modules can achieve a power output of up to 400W on the front side and up to 20% energy gain from the rear side.
“JinkoSolar and DuPont share a common philosophy of excellence, quality and innovation, and strive to promote the continuous improvement of solar panel power output and durability,” said Frank Niendorf, General Manager Europe, JinkoSolar. “We look forward to further diversifying our global product portfolio by including a new bifacial module with DuPont’s Clear DuPont Tedlar film. By this, we will offer another competitive value proposition with long-term field-proven performance, research and innovation capabilities to our customers worldwide. We are honoured to be able to further promote sustainable development in the solar industry together with a reliable partner like DuPont.”
Leveraging the transparent backsheet, Swan bifacial panels can produce the same power output levels and rear-side energy gain as dual-glass bifacial modules, weigh less, are easier to install and include a 30-year power warranty. In addition, they can generate more BOS cost savings due to their lower weight and decreased the cost of installation and mounting which helps them generate higher IRR and lower LCOE for bifacial module PV projects.
Eric Wang, Global Business Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions said, “We are proud to count as a strategic partner to JinkoSolar, the world’s leading module manufacturer. By providing solar material innovation based on more than 35 years of unrivaled field-proven performance and reliability, we continue to lower the overall LCOE of solar systems, whilst helping to extend the expected lifetime to 30 or more years.”