JinkoSolar Partners with TUV Rheinland to Develop Standardized Testing Methods for Bifacial Modules

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it is partnering with TUV Rheinland, an independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation and training, to develop standardized testing methods for bifacial PV technology.

As the convener of the IEC/TC82 solar cell working group, Dr. Jin Hao, Vice President of JinkoSolar, has been inviting domestic and foreign experts to discuss about the draft for IEC60904-1-2 bifacial standards and the difficulties of bifacial technology. By participating in IEC meetings, PVQAT meetings as well as a number of other forums, JinkoSolar has been working to further develop its bifacial technology and establish industry standards for future testing methods. JinkoSolar has joined a working group organized by Dr. Christos from TUV Rheinland to develop standardized testing methods for bifacial modules and a draft of the testing method is now released. JinkoSolar is one of the first companies to receive a final testing report based on this draft.

"As an industry leader, JinkoSolar has deployed considerable resources towards further developing its bifacial technology and standardizing testing methods," commented Dr. Jin Hao, Vice President of JinkoSolar. "We will continue to work with authoritative independent technical service providers such as TUV Rheinland to further study and standardize testing methods for bifacial modules used in outdoor power generation systems."



The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.