JinkoSolar Cheetah module has recently been launched and is one of the world’s highest-performing, commercially mass-produced monofacial modules, bringing the industry into the new age of PV 4.0 with mainstream module output of 400Wp. The Cheetah series has created a new benchmark for ultra-high performing modules in metrics including output, limited degradation, shade tolerance and durability.
Cheetah modules have been designed to achieve grid parity thanks to its ultra-high module efficiency. It’s new wafer size, new cell and module designs will keep pushing power results higher to above 400Wp. The 72-cell Cheetah modules combined with JinkoSolar half-cut cell technology will reach 400Wp with conversion efficiency up to 19.88%
The maximum benefit of JinkoSolar Cheetah Series is achieved while combining it with the HC technology. So not only is the performance of the PV module increased, but also its reliability thanks to the lower solar cell current and related lower heat losses. The combination of Cheetah and HC technologies has also improved the temperature coefficients to -0.37%/°C, consequently boosting the high performance of PV modules even in extreme environmental conditions by almost 2%-3% compared to standard full-cell solutions.
Cheetah Series modules are manufactured using larger wafers and Mono PERC cells, thus module peak power is increased by 8Wp compared to the previous generation of PV modules. Cheetah cells increased in both length and width by 2mm. The Cheetah module length and width has increased by 23mm and 10mm with average 8Wp power up. Cheetah HC length and width increase 52mm and 10mm with average 15Wp power up.
Furthermore, by combining the Cheetah technology with the advantageous Half-Cell module configuration, module power can be increased by additional 7Wp and the entire system can benefit from the higher shading losses mitigation as a positive side effect, resulting in higher yields when the module is partially covered.
The possibility to use modules with higher Wp class can significantly reduce BOS costs and LCOE consequently, fostering the pathway to reach grid parity. Cheetah solution generates significant BOS savings for utility scale PV projects because the number of modules for a given peak power is reduced by 6%, thus labour costs and mounting structure amounts are also decreased proportionally.