JinkoSolar: ‘The most automated factory in Florida’

Published on August 15, 2022 at 2:08 pm

Mike Favo peered through plexiglass into a precision laser-cutter machine Aug. 3 on the factory floor at JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc.’s only United States production facility.

The laser slices 158mm square solar cells in half. They are paper-thin and will be strung together and combined into one of the 1 million photovoltaic modules, which are solar panels, assembled and shipped from the advanced manufacturing facility in West Jacksonville every year.

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Favo, Jinko’s Jacksonville plant general manager, said artificial intelligence controls light and cameras on each robot and machine for quality assurance checks through what is a 90-minute process from individual cell to final packaging.

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