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Collaboration on bifacial solar cells The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and the JinkoSolar R&D Center have announced their collaboration on an innovative R&D project to take place over the next three years. The two groups will work together to develop industryfeasible, high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells that can generate power from both the front and rear surfaces — so“We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with JinkoSolar to transfer our expertise in bifacial front-and-back contact (BiFAB) technology and related process development,” said Dr Shubham Duttagupta, head of the Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Group at SERIS. By integrating bifacial designs into advanced cell structures, JinkoSolar and SERIS aim to achieve high power conversion

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called ‘bifacial’ solar cells.

efficiency on both the front and rear surfaces of mass-produced solar cells. This technological breakthrough is expected to

“We are looking forward to collaborating with SERIS to

produce at least 20% more energy in outdoor applications than

adapt an innovative cell process technology developed in its

conventional silicon solar cells.

world-class research facilities in Singapore,” added Dr Hao Kin,

“Bifacial solar cells offer excellent opportunities for further

JinkoSolar’s vice president of technology. “The technology will

drastic reductions of the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from

be implemented into mass production through different phases,

solar photovoltaic systems,” said SERIS CEO Professor Armin

starting from 2018.”

Aberle. “This R&D collaboration with JinkoSolar will accelerate

Jinko Solar Australia Holdings Co Pty Ltd

the market entry of bifacial PV modules.”

www.jinkosolar.com

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