New Jinko Tiger Neo module series: Fully in line with the N-type trend
With its latest Jinko Tiger Neo module series, the Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar also relies on N-type cells and is thus fully in line with the trend. But what are the actual benefits of the N-type technology and why does Jinko use more busbars in the cells? Let’s know more about this.
JinkoSolar is constantly refining its module technology. Since 2020, the Chinese manufacturer has been producing solar modules with round ribbons, thus reducing losses at the cell junctions. The developed tiling ribbon (TR) technology also ensures more cell elasticity and stability.
In the new Jinko Tiger Neo module series, Jinko now also uses the proven N-type cells, thus following a trend in the solar module industry. In addition, Jinko now installs even more busbars in the cells and uses TOPCon cells for the new modules.
N-type cells for everyone
Some solar module manufacturers already rely entirely on N-type technology. No wonder, because it ensures a lower temperature coefficient and reduces the light-induced degradation (LID). In N-type cells, the silicon surface is doped with phosphorus so that no boron-oxygen reaction can occur, and this makes the module more weather-resistant, thus increasing the durability of N-type modules in the long run.
Jinko Tiger Neo modules with HOT 2.0 TOPCon cells
In addition to N-type cells, JinkoSolar also uses TOPCon cells. Module manufacturers usually apply a reflective, intrinsic layer to the back side of a module cell. In TOPCon cells, an additional tunnel oxide layer is applied underneath, which is only a few atomic layers thick. This allows charge carriers to flow through the cells as if through a tunnel with little resistance and almost unhindered. The result: recombinations, i.e., losses of charge carriers, are avoided.
JinkoSolar uses HOT 2.0 cells for the Jinko Tiger Neo modules. They are TOPCon cells at their core, which Jinko has adapted to its own production process in order to be able to produce more modules in less time.
More busbars for more module power
Instead of a few wide busbars, JinkoSolar uses 16 round and thinner busbars in the new Jinko Tiger Neo modules.
These are the advantages:
- Less shadowing in the cell because there are thinner “power lines”.
- Shorter transport paths of the electrons because more lines are available.
- Less transport resistance because shorter paths are created.
- Less ohmic losses such as heat because the cell heats up less.
The power loss of a module is reduced exponentially when more busbars are used. In the Jinko Tiger Neo series, the manufacturer uses therefore 16 busbars, because from this number onwards the loss is no longer significant. Even the shading in the cell does not counteract at this point, since JinkoSolar takes into account the shading caused by numerous busbars.
Overview of the new Jinko Tiger Neo modules
The latest solar modules of the Chinese manufacturer differ in performance, efficiency and frame as well as in backsheet colour.
|Jinko Tiger Neo Model||Power in Wp||Number of Cells||Dimensions in mm||Efficieny in %||Backsheet-Colour|
|JKM365N-6TL3-B||365||120||1692 x 1029 x 30||20.96||Black|
|JKM370N-6TL3-B||370||120||1692 × 1029 × 30||21.24||Black|
|JKM380N-6TL3-V||380||120||1692 × 1029 × 30||21.81||White|
|JKM410N-54HL4-B||410||108||1722 × 1134 × 30||21||Black|
|JKM415N-54HL4-V||415||108||1722 × 1134 × 30||21.25||White|
|JKM420N-54HL4-V||420||108||1722 × 1134 × 30||21.51||White|
The power classes ranging between 365-420 Wp are designed for residential installations, but you can also use the Jinko Tiger Neo modules for commercial projects. Apart from the area of application, the installed N-type cells are also one of the common features of the module variants.
JinkoSolar recognizes trends, but also continues to hone its own innovations. For example, by using more busbars, JinkoSolar reduces shading, shortens transport distances and reduces resistances in the module. With the new Jinko Tiger Neo series, JinkoSolar supplies resistant N-type cell modules and equips them with an advanced TOPCon cell technology. The veriety in power classes, efficiencies and backsheet colours offers a good choice.
- The Jinko Tiger Neo series is available in various versions and is particularly suitable for home systems.
- The used N-type cells bring advantages such as low degradation and lower LID.
- Further developed TOPCon cells are optimised for mass production and 16 consumed busbars reduce transport losses.