JinkoSolar announced on September 10th the official launch of the JinkoMX module series, incorporating a single chip optimizer from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. ("Maxim").
JinkoSolar has completed UL certification for this module series, which will generate more electricity than standard modules under most non-ideal real world conditions. JinkoSolar is the first PV module manufacturer offering mass production of this technology for the US solar market.
JinkoSolar integrated optimizers into the module's junction box, thereby performing maximum power point tracking (MPPT) separately on each cell string. The distributed MPPT architecture affords improved tolerance to soiling and shading, enabling denser system designs in rooftop and ground-mount systems. Because the optimizers are embedded in the junction box and use no additional hardware, there is no operational or installation labor impact, making the cost lower than previous electronically optimized solutions.
"We are proud to debut this product with JinkoSolar as our two companies strongly believe in a bright future for solar energy anchored by technology innovation, performance and reliability," said Mr. Seth Kahn, Executive Director, Solar Products, Maxim.
"We pride ourselves in giving customers the best tools to compete in the solar market," said Nigel Cockroft, Mr. General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. "JinkoSolar has earned a reputation as a solution-oriented PV manufacturer in the US market. We believe that the JinkoMX module is another example of the company's commitment to bringing beneficial solutions to US customers and enables higher yield, longer lasting PV systems."