November 8, Sydney – Jinko Solar Australia is delighted to announce a strategic collaboration with the Artificial intelligence, Characterisation, Defects, and Contacts (ACDC) Research Group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). 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.
About Jinko Solar Australia:
Jinko Solar Australia is a leading PV manufacturer, dedicated to pushing the boundaries of solar energy solutions and sustainability.
JinkoSolar’s products serve over 180 countries and regions worldwide, catering to over 3,000 customers. For several years, it has maintained its position as the global leader in module shipments. As of the third quarter of 2023, the cumulative company’s daily shipments of the company are 190 GW. The company is an industry opinion leader in various international frameworks, including B20, and joined the RE100 green initiative in 2019.
JinkoSolar’s Australian arm has supplied numerous large-scale projects and was affirmed as the rooftop market leader in 2022 by research agency Sunwiz. JinkoSolar Australia is recognized by peers and customers alike for its localized panel options, its strong ESG and DEI record, and its sophisticated logistics capability.
About UNSW and the ACDC Research Group:
UNSW is a globally recognised research institute located in Sydney, Australia. UNSW is committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including science, engineering, and sustainability. The ACDC Research Group at UNSW specialises in the development of innovative measurements for solar cells and modules, and is a pioneer in utilising machine learning algorithms for PV applications.