China expands footprint in solar for space applications industry


The Shanghai Institute of Space Power-Sources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with solar module developer JinkoSolar to develop high-efficiency solar cells.

The solar cells will be for space and terrestrial applications.

The two parties will provide innovators and engineers to come up with solar cells with a more efficient, low-cost, robust silicon wafer as the supporting bottom substrate and bottom cell.

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Using inexpensive silicon water to develop the solar cells will make the final product less expensive compared to solar cells that are currently on the market.

In addition, the solar cells will be able to achieve a higher conversion rate, will have a more robust and rugged design and much lower degradation required for next-generation solar cells in space.

The solar cells will also be fit for application in auxiliary power units in vehicles, solar roof tiles, power plants and smart grid systems.

The MoU is also expected to help increase the adoption of China-made solar technologies regionally and abroad.

Jin Hao, Vice President of JinkoSolar said, “The strategic cooperation with Shanghai Institute of Space Power-Sources has great importance. In the future, we will continue to increase technical cooperation, leading our industry in the name of technical innovation and providing more efficient solar panels with a wider range of choices for global customers.”

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