SolarKobo Score: 4/5 Stars
The makers of Jinko Solar modules JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006. It is headquartered in Shanghai, China with more than 15,000 employees in 70 countries and manufacturing facilities in nine countries including China, Malaysia and the US. It became listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2010. Since 2016, Jinko Solar has been the world's largest solar panel manufacturer. In 2020, it shipped between 18.5GW to 19GW of solar panels.
Ranked a Tier 1 company by Bloomberg for its bankability, Jinko Solar stands very close to the small circle of premium brands highly regarded for their high performance. These premium brands include SunPower/Maxeon, Panasonic, LG and REC Solar. (There are those who consider Jinko Solar a premium brand for its performance if not for its warranty offering.) Jinko Solar has a strong reputation in the industry for its focus on research, performance and durability testing and quality control. Though guaranteeing the highest performance available anywhere in the world, Jinko Solar panels are mid-range in price making them cost-effective options for high-performance solar modules. The reason is obviously because like most Chinese manufacturers, they are driven towards the mass market rather than the premium market.
The Solar Shop Limited is an authorised dealer in Jinko Solar modules. It has its office at 273A Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Range of Panels
Jinko originally made the mono and poly panels in the 60-cell and 72-cell module sizes. But like major manufacturers, Jinko has transitioned to mono PERC cells and the half-cut cell technologies. Jinko also offers bifacial solar panels. Read about the different types of solar panel technologies here.
Jinko's modules come with in-built optimisers. The Eagle SE panels incorporate SolarEdge DC optimisers while their Eagle MX panels incorporate Maxim Integrated optimizers. (Read all about solar optimizers here.)
Jinko Solar offers a wide range of solar panels for residential and industrial uses in the following series in its range of solar panels.