This partnership aims to push the boundaries of solar technology by monitoring and optimising the true field performance of Jinko's cutting-edge solar cell technologies, including the next generation of bifacial Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) and Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact (TOPCon) modules. By doing so, the collaboration aims to bring out the full potential of these innovative technologies in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Jinko Solar Australia, the leading PV module manufacturer, will contribute critical electrical and weather data from Australian PV plants that employ their next-generation modules. The ACDC Research Group at UNSW, renowned for its innovative measurements of solar cells and modules, will lead the way in the utilisation of machine learning algorithms for PV applications.
This strategic collaboration between Jinko Solar Australia and the ACDC Research Group marks a significant step forward in the solar industry. It showcases our shared commitment to innovation, efficiency, and the advancement of sustainable solar technologies. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency-funded project will also develop a state-of-the-art commercial monitoring system for solar PV plants, leveraging historical data and machine learning to enhance operations and maintenance (O&M) strategies and enhance overall plant efficiency. This platform will have the capacity to investigate module and system degradation, more accurately predict soiling rates, and enable proactive maintenance actions to prevent faults.