JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. recently announced that it will provide 2 MW of smart modules to IDEC Corporation (“IDEC”), a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Japanese designer and manufacturer of control automation products, for a ground mounted solar PV project in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
The project, which will comprise of 7,644 JinkoSolar polycrystalline smart modules equipped with TIGO Optimizer smart component, is currently the largest PV project equipped with all smart modules in Japan.
JinkoSolarsmart modules are designed to improve mismatches between module and module strings by using embedded power optimizer component that provide sub-panel level Maximum Power Point Tracking (“MPPT”) functions. This allows any underperforming module strings to continue contributing power to the string while not restricting the flow to others. Smart modules can improve the PV system power output by up to 20% compared with ordinary modules when in the shade condition, and minimize the impact clouds and dust have on other modules.
Mr. Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar, commented,
JinkoSolar’s smart modules provide stable operation and efficient electricity output for any solar PV system and represent a first step towards building a smart-grid. JinkoSolar’s R&D teams are devoted to developing integrated intelligent solution from smart solar modules to intelligent solar power plant systems. We will continue to develop new and efficient intelligent solar PV systems to bring solar power to a new level.