Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has set its sights on PV module shipments globally in 2019 reaching between 14GW to 15GW, which would be a new industry record for a module manufacturer after setting a new shipment benchmark of 11.4GW in 2018.
According to DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials latest ‘Global PV Reliability Study’ that focuses on field inspection and analysis of 6.5 million modules, 355 installations and 1.8GW of total power, PV backsheet material defects have increased by a significant 47% from the 2018 report.
Major PV materials provider DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has launched the first transparent PV module backsheet material, specifically for bifacial solar modules at SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition, being held in Shanghai, China this week.
PV materials specialist DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is collaborating with China-based wind turbine manufacturer, Envision using its Energy IoT platform, EnOS for analytical investigations into PV module degradation and failures, across a number of real world field studies.
Ahead of DuPont speaking at the PV CellTech 2018 meeting in Penang, Malaysia on 13-14 March 2018, PV Tech spoke with Guangyao Jin, Chief Scientist at DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials, on the company’s views on PV cell manufacturing.