China-based module producer JinkoSolar has broken its own world record for P-type monocrystalline passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) solar cell efficiency, reaching a new high of 23.45% efficiency.
The record was independently validated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Photovoltaic and Wind Power System Quality Test Center. This new achievement bests JinkoSolar’s record-breaking P-Type monocrystalline PERC solar cell efficiency of 22.78%, which was announced just last month.
JinkoSolar notes it has introduced new technology such as IoT devices, intelligent mobile devices, and mobile robots to its manufacturing process. The company says such applications allow it to consolidate data collection, enable yield traceability, improve workflow efficiency, and optimize material transportation, which ultimately allows the company to continuously enhance its fab operating efficiency. JinkoSolar has further integrated functions such as advanced data analytics, smart diagnostics, self-reporting, and precise forecasting, according to the company.
“World records have been shattered again and again at JinkoSolar, as the company has broken five world records in cell and module efficiency just this year. Now with assistance of intelligent manufacturing, we can translate these world-record learnings into mass production, which will undoubtedly make a big splash in the market,” says Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar.
“Effective introduction and implementation of smart manufacturing will help JinkoSolar further improve its production flows. Excellent technological know-how, manufacturing capacity, and customer loyalty that build on them are the foundation of JinkoSolar’s current success. Data-driven innovations will be the foundation of its future success.”