JinkoSolar announces perovskite cell technology platform that will deliver efficiencies close to 30%

Chinese module maker JinkoSolar has made an announcement in its financial statement for the first quarter of the year, promising perovskite cell technology platform that will deliver efficiencies close to 30%.

“JinkoSolar’s long-term commitment to R&D has enabled it to continue to launch industry leading products. We have also completed the construction of a high-efficiency laminated perovskite cell technology platform that is expected to reach a breakthrough cell conversion efficiency of over 30% within the year”, says Company representative.

This statement was given by Chinese module maker JinkoSolar in its financial statement for the first quarter of 2021, in which no further details were provided on the in-house development of perovskite cells. The Chinese manufacturer in July 2017 signed a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding with Australia-based Greatcell, formerly Dyesol, to jointly explore commercialization opportunities of Greatcell’s perovskite cell technology.

JinkoSolar also stated it shipped 5.35 GW of PV products in the period from January to March and that its revenue and profits declined by 6.4% and 21.7% year-on-year, respectively.

“During the first quarter, the imbalance between polysilicon supply and strong downstream demand as well as many other factors continued to increase module prices on top of many factors, but we believe the impact on downstream customers is temporary,” JinkoSolar CEO Xiande Li stated. “The lower demand has kept the prices from rising; as the prices of polysilicon stabilize, downstream demand is expected to resume in the second half of the year, with the present polysilicon supply chain sufficient to support 160 GW of installations this year and 210 GW of installations in 2022.”

The manufacturer was able to increase total shipments 33.7% year-on-year to 5.35 GW and expects its annual wafer, cell and module production capacity to reach 30 GW, 24 GW and 33 GW, respectively, by the end of this year.

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