One of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world.
The new release Tiger series are rated from 360W to an impressive 470W. These new generation panels feature many of the latest innovations in PV cell technology including larger format cells, multi-busbar (MBB) with 9 thin wire busbars (as opposed to traditional flat ribbon busbars) and what Jinko has termed ‘Tiling Ribbon’ or TR for short.
Tiling ribbon is a manufacturing technique where the cells are slightly overlapped, much like shingled cells, to eliminate the gap between the cells and increase overall cell coverage which in-turn increases efficiency.
To achieve this Jinko use a unique pressing process to join the thin wire busbars together. This has the added benefit of reducing costs, and almost eliminating the need for soldering which can contain traces of lead. The overall result of these clever innovations is higher performance, improved reliability, and of course, increased efficiency.