JinkoSolar Holding Co. launched a new series of ultra-efficient 2021 Flagship Tiger Neo modules earlier this month. The New Tiger Neo adopts N-type TOPCon technology with further enhancements in performance, power, energy density, and reliability. In mass production, the new module delivers a maximum power output of up to 620W and an ultra-high conversion efficiency of up to 22.3%.
“The global PV market is entering a new era of energy generation at an unprecedented speed,” stated Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar Co. “The need to address different energy application scenarios and the urgency of the government and various industries for energy transformation have pushed the need for solar power to new levels. The new Tiger Neo flagship series was designed to meet the needs of large-scale utility projects, industrial and commercial distributed generation, and residential applications.”
JinkoSolar is touting its N-type TOPCon technology as the next-generation of mainstream technology after mono PERC.
Power Generation. JinkoSolar’s N-type TOPCon technology provides about 5% to 6% more efficiency than mono PERC and about 3% to 4% more energy generation. Mass produced from 182mm wafers, the new Tiger Neo modules features Multi-Busbar (MBB) and half-cut cell technology to reduce internal resistance loss, and the circular solder strip design increases optical gain so that the module has an ultra-high efficiency of up to 22.30%.
Higher Bifacial Factor. Tiger Neo’s bifacial factor of up to 85% is a great advantage because it allows about 5% to 15% higher energy yield compared to conventional P-type bifacial modules in its life-time period. A higher bifacial factor also improves its power generation capacity and power generation efficiency.
Lower Degradation and Longer Warranty. Thanks to less LID and LeTID risks, JinkoSolar provides a 30-year linear power output guarantee. The degradation in the first year has been claimed to be less than 1% and power output is guaranteed to be no less than 87.40% of the nominal power output after 30 years.
Lower Temperature Coefficient. The Tiger Neo module has a lower temperature coefficient of -0.30% / ℃ compared with -0.35% / ℃ for the P-type, which makes it more durable to withstand extreme and high-temperature environments. Its low light performance and small irradiance angle prolongs exposure time of the panel during the day. Combining the advantages of low-temperature coefficient, low degradation, and high bifacial factor, these qualities enable an annual energy yield which is 3% higher than that of mainstream P-type bifacial modules.
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