Jinko is one of the biggest players on the PV world market. The company was founded in 2006 and started with the production of silicon ingots in Shangrao. In 2009 they took over the cell and panel production from Sunvalley Energy Application Technology in Haining.
The economical panels from Jinko are extensively tested and inspected. Jinko has effective quality controls at every stage of the production chain, from silicon to the final assembly of the panels. All panels have a high salt, moisture and ammonia resistance. It is not for nothing that these panels are located at the head office of Photon test sheet. From Q4 2013, the Jinko panels are guaranteed PID-free (Eagle series). Jinko is in Bloomberg’s Tier1 list, which examines the financial stability of producers on the basis of a number of criteria.
Jinko PV panels with chips from Maxim Integrated
SMA PV Shop Portugal expands its portfolio with PV panels from Jinko with Maxim Integrated Power Optimization. These panels are optimized per cell string of 20 cells by means of a chip from Maxim Integrated. This chip works as a MPP tracker. An advantage of these Jinko – Maxim panels is that it can be connected to all types of inverters. When one photovoltaic cell of the panel is in the shade, the chip ensures that the remaining 19 cells in the cell string can still perform optimally. Maxim technology replaces the need for bypass diodes by eliminating hot spots and minimizing the impact of power degradation. This makes the technology increasingly sophisticated. From optimization per string panels, to optimization per panel, to optimization per 20 cells.
Major problems for panels are: shading, pollution, aging and temperature gradients. Over a period of 25 years, this can cause major losses. That is quickly resolved on an inter-panel level by placing a micro-inverter or optimizer. What is actually needed is a panel that internally closes certain parts when they work to the detriment of the whole. The MX is the answer. Jinko states that energy production is 20% higher under unfavorable circumstances. MPPT is embedded in the modules for each cell. The use of this panel does not require a special inverter either, but a normal one. Jinko Maximized is therefore a good solution for contemporary high – performance residential installation needs in Portugal.
There are three variants of these MX smart modules: the 255 Wp (JKMS255P-60B-J4), the 260 Wp (JKMS260P-60B-J4) and the 265 Wp (JKMS265P-60B-J4). The panels are completely black, with the exception of light grid lines that divide the panel into attractive, straight surfaces of equal size. This panel is ideal for a sloping roof.
The dimensions are 1650 * 992 * 40 mm. It is a 60-cell panel.
Jinko photovoltaic panels with chips from Maxim Integrated
Jinko in 2017 market leader with 9.7 gigawatt peak sold photovoltaic panels. GlobalData has presented its annual analysis of the photovoltaic panel market. According to the research firm, Jinko is the market leader with 9.7 gigawatt peak of photovoltaic panels sold, a growth of 46 percent.
The top 10 is good for a market share of 56 percent and looks like this:
- Jinko (grown from 6.65 to 9.7 gigawatt)
- Trina (grown from 6.43 to 9.1 gigawatt peak)
- JA (grown from 5.1 to 7.5 gigawatt)
- Canadian (grown from 5.07 to 6.85 gigawatt peak)
- Hanwha Q CLLS (grown from 4.9 to 5.4 gigawatt)
- GCL System Integration Technology (grown from 4.8 to 4.6 gigawatt peak)
- Lerri (grown from 0.8 to 4.4 gigawatt)
- Yingli Green Energy (grown from 2.15 to 2.65 gigawatt peak)
- Risen (grown from unknown to 2.5 gigawatt)
Jinko maintains a power guarantee of 90% at 12 years and 80% at 25 years of nominal power. The panels of Jinko have a positive deviation of 0 / + 3%. This means that a Jinko panel of 300 Wp can perform between 300 Wp and 309 Wp.
According to the researchers, Jinko is the market leader in terms of photovoltaic panels, with a shipped capacity of 11 gigawatt peak in 2018. The top 10 with 66 gigawatt peak of PV panels sold accounts for almost 70 percent of the total market. Substantially invested in new production technology in 2018. In total this group of manufacturers now has 30 gigawatts of production capacity for PV panels with per cells and 15 gigawatts of production capacity for PV panels with half cells.