Kangping Chen, the CEO of Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar, speaks to pv magazine about the company's solar technology development, the efficacy of half-cut solar cells, and the future of the PV industry.pv magazine: Could you tell us a little about JinkoSolar's Half Cell Product Series?
Kangping Chen: The HC Series is a product line that combines the half-cut cell layout with different existing cell technology. The HC Series has increased the power output of polycrystalline modules to 285 Wp, monocrystalline modules to 295Wp, and monocrystalline PERC modules to 320 Wp. The HC series delivers an increase of 10Wp per panel when compared to its non-half-cell conventional counterparts, and have output of around 5Wp higher than the market standard. We are one of the first companies to realize GW-scale mass production of half-cell products. By 2018, our HC series will propel the power output of a 60 cell monocrystalline panel to 330Wp.
What are the main advantages that half-cut cells offer?
The primary advantages are power boosting and superior price performance, thus achieving unprecedented price-performance ratios. The 290-300Wp 120 half-cell (60 regular cells cut in half) mono module has comparable performance to that of the mainstream monocrystalline PERC module, but is more affordable. In addition, our HC series features minimization of hotspot and increased shade tolerance, enabling enhanced reliability and performance ratio ...Den vollständigen Artikel lesen ...