JinkoSolar to Provide Smart Modules to IDEC for Project in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Smart modules can improve the power output by up to 20% compared with ordinary modules when in the shade condition, and minimize the impact clouds and dust have on other modules.
SHANGHAI, February 10, 2015 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it will provide 2 MW of smart modules to IDEC Corporation ("IDEC"), a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Japanese designer and manufacturer of control automation products, for a ground mounted solar PV project in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
The project, which will comprise of 7,644 JinkoSolar polycrystalline smart modules equipped with TIGO Optimizer smart component, is currently the largest PV project equipped with all smart modules in Japan.
JinkoSolar smart modules are designed to correct mismatches between module and module strings by using embedded cell optimizer component that provide sub-panel level Maximum Power Point Tracking ("MPPT") functions. This allows any underperforming cell or module strings to continue contributing power to the string while not restricting the flow to others. Smart modules can improve the power output by up to 20% compared with ordinary modules when in the shade condition, and minimize the impact clouds and dust have on other modules.
Mr. Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar commented, "JinkoSolar's smart modules provide stable operation and efficient electricity output for any solar PV system and represent a first step towards building a smart-grid. JinkoSolar's R&D teams are devoted to developing integrated intelligent solution from smart solar modules to intelligent solar power plant systems. We will continue to develop new and efficient intelligent solar PV systems to bring solar power to a new level."
About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar is a global leader in the solar industry with production operations in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China; Munich, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Zug, Switzerland; San Francisco, the United States; Queensland, Australia; Ontario, Canada; Singapore; Tokyo and Osaka; Japan and Cape town, South Africa; Santiago, Chile.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an annual capacity of 2.5GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2 GW for solar cells, and 3.2 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2014. JinkoSolar sells electricity in China and distributes its solar products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, Eastern Europe, China, India, Japan, South Africa, South America and other countries and regions.
To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.com