JinkoSolar and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) are poised to work together on the creation of new high-efficiency bifacial solar cells as part of a three-year R&D project.
The two entities have begun collaborating on the creation of higher efficiency, mass-producible cells with the target of achieving 20% more energy output in outdoor applications compared to conventional silicon (Si) solar cells.
To achieve this, bifacial technology applications will be examined at the national institute for applied solar energy research at the National University of Singapore.
“Bifacial solar cells offer excellent opportunities for further drastic reductions of the LCOE from solar PV systems,” said SERIS CEO, Armin Aberle. “This R&D collaboration with JinkoSolar will accelerate the market entry of bifacial PV modules.”
JinkoSolar VP of technology Hao Jin said that the technology would be implemented into mass production “through different phases, starting from 2018”.