JinkoSolar Launches Bifacial Module with New Transparent Backsheet

May 16, 2019 by Scott McMahan

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. officially introduced the latest addition to the company's range of Cheetah products, the Swan bifacial module with new DuPont Clear DuPont™ Tedlar®-based backsheet. The company collaborated with DuPont and PV Magazine for the global launch.

The Swan module offers the next iterative development in bifacial power generation as it gradually becomes a mainstream technology.

Using a combination of high-efficiency mono passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) Cheetah bifacial cells and clear DuPont™ Tedlar® film for backsheets, the Swan modules can achieve a power output of up to 400W on the front side and up to 20% energy gain from the rear side.

With the transparent backsheet, Swan bifacial panels can generate the same power output levels and rear-side energy gain as dual-glass bifacial modules.

Furthermore, they weigh less, are easier to install, and include a 30-year power warranty.

The company says that they can provide more business operations support cost savings because of their lower weight and their reduced cost of installation and mounting, which helps them offer a higher internal rate of return and lower levelized cost of electricity for bifacial module PV projects.

"JinkoSolar and DuPont share a common philosophy of excellence, quality, and innovation, and strive to promote the continuous improvement of solar panel power output and durability," said Frank Niendorf, General Manager Europe, JinkoSolar. "We look forward to further diversifying our global product portfolio by including a new bifacial module with DuPont's Clear DuPont™ Tedlar® film. By this we will offer another competitive value proposition with long-term field-proven performance, research and innovation capabilities to our customers worldwide. We are honored to be able to further promote the sustainable development in the solar industry together with a reliable partner like DuPont."

Commenting on the new product launch, Eric Wang, Global Business Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions said: "We are proud to count as a strategic partner to JinkoSolar, the world's leading module manufacturer. By providing solar material innovation based on more than 35 years of unrivaled field-proven performance and reliability, we continue to lower the overall LCOE of solar systems, whilst helping to extend the expected lifetime to 30 or more years."