Jinkosolar’s Cheetah Enabling Next-generation Wafer Designs

Jinkosolar today announced to launch its Swan bifacial module series, which provides a significant enhancement of its industry-leading solar technology and offers the market a mainstream 430 watt solar module with power gained from the rear side.
Jinkosolar’s Cheetah technology based on 158.75” mono wafer provides the industry’s most competitive solution and set the industry pace for big square shape mono wafer era. By leveraging the new capabilities of Cheetah in generation, Jinkosolar Swan bifacial module delivers 5-25% more power over its flagship Cheetah module to reach 420-500 watt gained from the rear side. At the same time, its transparent backsheet option design rules are fully compatible with existing conventional installation methods, allowing approximately 20% reduction of labor cost relatd to module installation and 3% of BOS costs, which is translated into higher IRR and lower LCOE. Transparent backsheet option is particularly ideal for regions where labor cost is relatively high.
As a result, it offers a seamless migration path with a much more powerful module with very limited installation engineering change for customers.
Swan module provides customers with additional generation benefits from rear side while extending the industry-leading power and performance from the Cheetah 158.75”mono series for a broad array of applications, ranging from large scale utility, agriculture complementary project, floating project, canopy, noise-reduction barriers, etc.
“Building upon the broad success of our cheetah 158.75” premium mono technology which is followed by peers, we’re confident that our customers will be able to quickly extract even higher product value from the new Swan bifacial modules. Jinkosolar will further extend its leadership in delivering product benefits,” said Kangping Chen, CEO of Jinkosolar. “At the era of post subsidy, compared to other available solutions in the market, JinkoSolar’s Swan series offer customers a highly competitive performance-to-cost advantage as well as fast time-to-market with direct migration based on Cheetah technology.”

Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
0 - 30 kWp
Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
Utility Scale
> 50MWp