Solar panels come in all shapes and sizes, with different brands offering different levels of efficiency, materials and cost.
Recently, one company has come out of nowhere and ploughed through the competition to become the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer.
Jinko Solar has only been around for less than a decade, but in that time, they have created a product which is high-quality, yet affordable for the average consumer.
Chinese company Jinko Solar has 7 production plants around the world, with subsidiaries in a further 15 countries.
Employing over 13,000 people, they are considered to be a global leader in the solar industry, and as of 2018, they are now the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, shipping 11.4 GW of modules last year.
Their rise to the top of the industry in such a short time is no accident, with the company investing heavily in Research & Development, while at the same time producing excellent photovoltaic cells.
The latest solar technology
The company are experts in the development and production of wafer and solar cells, working closely with scientific experts, universities, and research facilities, to ensure they are always at the cutting edge of the latest industry developments.
Operating one of the industry’s largest Research & Development centres and module testing facilities, Jinko encourages their 250+ scientists and solar experts to discover the next big breakthrough in solar technology.
Jinko combines the latest crystalline silicon solar PV technologies, optimising their solar panels, creating a more efficient, reliable, durable module.
Efficiency, reliability and safety
Jinko Solar pride themselves on these three pillars of quality.
Each cell and module built in their production plants undergo at least 36 stages of quality inspection and in-house testing.
This also includes extreme conditions such as tropical humidity, desert heat, and coastal sea spray, making them perfect for the tough Australian climate.
Because of the company’s dedicated investment in Research & Development, Jinko Solar is constantly breaking records in the industry.
In 2012, they were the world’s first company to pass the PID Free test under 85℃/85% relative humidity. A couple of years later that record was increased to over 1,000 hours.
In 2015, the company achieved an average polycrystalline cell efficiency of 20.13%, highest in industry, once again setting the bar for everyone else.
And it’s not just technological records Jinko are setting.
In 2014, the company recorded a 22.4% annual gross margin, the highest in the industry, and in 2016 they became the biggest solar module manufacturer in the world.
Corporate social responsibility
With great power comes great responsibility, and as a new company, Jinko isn’t held back by antiquated and out-dated ways of thinking, especially when it comes to environmental matters.
Caring for future generations is an important part of Jinko’s social responsibility, and the company practice what they preach by cutting down emissions, water usage, and electricity consumption year after year.
In fact, Jinko Solar is only one of two companies in the industry which have been awarded the “Cradle-to-Cradle” certification by the SGS.
Many of us have concerns about factory workers in China, and rightly so, but Jinko are fully behind workers rights.
They are committed to safe and healthy working environments for their employees, not only in their factories but right along the supply chain.
“Doing the right things the right way creates value for Jinko Solar and strengthens our position as a global industry leader.” Xiande Li, Chairman of Jinko Solar
Transform your energy needs with Jinko Solar panels
If you’re thinking about adding solar panels to your home, then Jinko is a great option.
Less expensive than some of the other leading brands, they still pack a punch when it comes to efficiency, perfect for a homeowner on a budget.
They are built to last in the harsh Aussie climate and come with a product warranty of 10 years and a linear Performance Warranty of 25 years.
The company is always at the forefront of innovative solar technology, resulting in greater profits, which in turn go back into Research & Development.
If you would like to know more about Jinko Solar, or any other brand of photovoltaic systems, then give us a call today and we’ll be happy to have a chat with you and discuss your options.