Surprising patterns that impact solar PV technology

The performance of solar PV technology has increased rapidly in recent years due to numerous variables, including technical innovation and cost reductions in materials. Nevertheless, according to Milicent Chidamba, JinkoSolar’s South Africa sales boss, all solar PV projects have something in common: a utility scale or a C&I plant and substantial R&D advances. This common denominator consists of three competing criteria, namely optimal efficiency, lowest cost, and reliable goods, that have to be met. Also, JP de Villiers, Managing Director of Soventix South Africa, emphasized that green energy systems’ status quo is that as little space as possible generates the most energy.

When evaluating current module technology, half-cut PERC cells are the most advanced and popular by far, says De Villiers. He adds: “We are seeing those for high-efficiency modules becoming more and more of the norm.” We’re going to have to look at the development of much larger wafers to enable modules to evolve even more. De Villiers added, but the market reaches the stage where advances and breakthroughs in cell biology are becoming more difficult to accomplish. This phase is currently ongoing. Beyond the package, producers should work. Although the high-efficiency panels cost is higher, they lead to more power per square meter, requiring fewer modules and space with lower BOS costs and less building, he said.

During a technological presentation at the Digital Energy Festival organized by ESI Africa, Chidamba took the crowd on a brief tour of how the product range of the business has developed over the previous 3 months in response to the PV industry’s development. The Tiger Pro Series is based on a 182-millimeter wafer, which is rapidly becoming an industry norm, Chidamba explained.  She figured out that both panels have a 12-year product power guarantee. Simultaneously, the mono face offers a “linear power guarantee of 25 years”, and they offer a 30-year linear power warranty for bifacial.

She accepted that the 78-cell module can achieve an overall power output of 580 watts but that it is only available as a bifacial with a transparent back sheet.” “The key technology we have used in this particular module is the tiling ribbon technology, that removes the cell gap and enables us to reach the optimum power output and also high efficiency for that system in that class,” she said. The product creation of the business aims to combine both of these three competing demands, according to Chidamba. The Pro series saves your device costs in terms of understanding these specifications, especially LCOE. In two dimensions, this is done. The first is the maximization of the power class; Tiger Pro Series modules will cross 540 watts on a 72 cell and 580 watts on a 78 cell,’ Chidamba said.