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Tender Tracker: Insights Into 1200 MW SECI Auction Results ISTS IV

14 June 2019
Tender Tracker: Insights Into 1200 MW SECI Auction Results ISTS IV

The recent tender auctions of 1200 MW by SECI saw an active participation from 6 developers. Ayana Renewable (CDC), Renew, Azure & Mahindra Susten won the entire bidded capacity. Avaada Energy won 50MW of the 350MW bidded capacity. Company Name Status Bid Capacity Awarded Capacity Quoted Tariff...

India Solar Policy Update - May 2019

12 June 2019
India Solar Policy Update - May 2019

Below is SolarQuarter's brief analysis of the latest updates on solar regulations & policies from various states in India.

Pooled Structures And InvITs To Boost Market Access For Developers

12 June 2019
Pooled Structures And InvITs To Boost Market Access For Developers

Nuanced structures in pooling of assets such as obligor/co-obligor or Infrastructure Investment Trust would propel refinancing of the infrastructure assets, says India Ratings and Research.

India Solar Policy Update - April 2019

13 May 2019

Below is SolarQuarter's brief analysis of the latest updates on solar regulations & policies from various states in India.

Solar Energy: The Perfect Match For EVs

06 May 2019
Solar Energy: The Perfect Match For EVs

EVs and Solar as a supporting source of power. Recently there has been much hype around EVs what with the Indian government pledging to replace petrol and diesel cars with EVs by 2030.

Innovative Solar Applications & Latest Technology Breakthroughs

06 May 2019
Innovative Solar Applications & Latest Technology Breakthroughs

Solar skin design Sistine Solar, a Boston-based design firm, is making major strides with the concept of aesthetic enhancement that allow solar panels to have a customized look. The MIT startup has created a “solar skin” product that makes it possible for solar panels to match the appearance of a ro...

Why Is Mono Silicon Wafer Getting Bigger And Bigger?

06 May 2019
Why Is Mono Silicon Wafer Getting Bigger And Bigger?

In recent years, PV technologies have been developing rapidly. With respect to cell, the high-efficiency PERC, bifacial cell and black silicon technologies have started mass production gradually, while N-type and heterojunction technologies have obtained footholds in the market; with respect to modu...

Optimistic Outlook For Indian Solar Market

06 May 2019
Optimistic Outlook For Indian Solar Market

Fitch Solutions Macro Research on Tuesday said it is maintaining a positive outlook on India’s renewables growth, excluding hydro power, irrespective of general elections as both the incumbent and the opposition support clean energy.

India Looking At $500 bn Investment In Renewable Energy Generation By 2028

06 May 2019
India Looking At $500 bn Investment In Renewable Energy Generation By 2028

The global think-tank said in a special report the long-term outlook is favorable for renewable energy in India

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JinkoSolar Cheetah Will Revitalize Major Solar Players

Though the emphasis on solar technology discussion always centers around poly and mono, the latest hero product in mono premium category is represented by JinkoSolar’s Cheetah module.

Cheetah mono has targeted Poly market share as an area for its own growth with dramatic enhancement of performance and reliability. Cheetah module is pushing ahead with its 158” square mono wafer design and half-cell, aiming to become a new industry standard.

Despite the pressure from other industry players, JinkoSolar continues to be the leader in both shipments and product map. It is the first company that has started high volume production of Cheetah panels up to 400 watt. Cheetah is of particular interest to the solar industry as it bringsnbdramatic enhancement of power efficiency. For years, 156” wafer design has been the stalwart of industry portfolio. It is very likely that 156” technology will shift the interest of the investors towards higher performance capabilities and therefore towards mono. This is where we will find more and more utility companies are going to be relaying on Cheetah modules.

Performance claims for JinkoSolar’s Cheetah 158” mono wafer are impressive. Moving from the current 156” size to 158” will result in a 5-8% power class increase, saving customers dramatically on the LCOE. As BOS cost continue to rise, this is a big advantage for regions like Europe, USA, Australia or Japan to design a more powerful plant in the same area. Cheetah will also save a 50% power drop at the condition of shading because of its combined half cell technology. I seems to be perfect timing for Jinko in regards to the timing.

With the market for non-subsidy rising, the demand for more powerful and reliable products will be following the same trend. With Cheetah, JinkoSolar will be able to balance and answer customer demands between cost and high performance. As the shift in demand moves, JinkoSolar will potentially have the answer for all of them. For more expensive regions like US and Europe, this won’t be a problem as the cost can be absorbed . Even for less cost oriented regions, like India, it could be a perfect solution increasing ventures focus to floating and rooftop projects.

The net result of this 2018-2019 ramping of Cheetah technology is that premium mono is about to get popular again. The share of poly and mono will likely see big changes in 2019 as utilization of premium mono tech ramps. More powerful mono products will have the room to grow and expand in capability in a way we have yet to witness.

 

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