JinkoSolar, a global leader in the solar PV industry, today 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.
JinkoSolar smart modules are designed to correct mismatches between module and module strings by using embedded cell optimizer component that provide sub-panel level Maximum Power Point Tracking (“MPPT”) functions. This allows any underperforming cell or module strings to continue contributing power to the string while not restricting the flow to others. Smart modules can improve the 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.