Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar says it has broken its own world record for P-type monocrystalline PERC solar cell efficiency, with a new benchmark of 23.45 per cent.
The new record, announced at the China International Industry Fair (CIIF) this week beat the previous record of 22.78 per cent, set in October.
JinkoSolar, which is the world’s largest solar module producer, credits the increased efficiency to new manufacturing and data collection techniques, and improved workflow efficiency.
CEO Kangping Chen said it was the fifth world record set in cell and module efficiency by the company 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,” he said.
“One of the main advancements is the increase in half cell technology. Over a traditional full-cell module, half-cell module has an additional 5-10 watt of output with minimal margins cost.
JinkoSolar has production capacity for 4.5 GW for solar cells, and 7.5 GW for solar modules, and operates in 16 different countries, including Australia.