JinkoSolar has now officially launched its next-generation N-type Tiger Neo TOPCon module, incorporating all the anticipated features, together with higher efficiency. The company provided updates on the key performance metrics of the new module at its official launch in Shanghai, reporting that, in addition to the previously reported efficiency increase of up to 22.3% and maximum 620W output based on a 182 wafer, the Tiger Neo is also equipped with a new “performance package” that enhances JinkoSolar’s already industry-leading module efficiency and reliability, resulting in much lower LCOE and IRR.
At the launch event, the company detailed full characteristics of Tiger Neo as well as laying out a roadmap for TOPCon technology as the successor to PERC, with N-type representing a further evolution, extending performance and efficiency to further lower LCOE by an average 3-6%. Tiger Neo’s 10GW level volume production is set to be at the forefront of the industry’s transition from PERC to TOPCon, with the module offering 6% more efficiency and power density, 15% higher bifaciality (85% vs 70%), lower temperature coefficient (-0.3%/C vs. -0.35%/C), half initial-year degradation (-1% vs -2%) and 37.5% less degradation (-0.4% vs -0.55%) across its whole lifecycle, in comparison with the conventional P-type equivalent. The positive comparisons extend to 5 years prolonged linear warranty (30 vs 25 years), better low light performance (additional 0.5 working hours per day during morning and sunset), enhanced safety due to improved Isc and an ergonomic and installer-friendly design with optimized width and weight.