Jinko Solar solar panels reviews

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About Jinko Solar, Solar Panels

Jinko Solar solar panels review

Jinko Solar is a Chinese company producing tier 1 panels. All the panels they currently sell in Australia are salt mist corrosion resistant and suitable for installation in any location. They generally carry a 12 year product warranty, but some models have 20 years. JinkoSolar has an Australian office that gives you someone in the country you can call if you have a problem.

Overall, Jinko solar panels are a cost effective combination of reliability and price.

Jinko May Be The World's Largest Producer Of Solar Panels

GlobalData’s top ten list of solar panel manufacturers for global shipments in 2019 ranked JinkoSolar a number one with 14.2GW of capacity shipped - well ahead of its nearest competitor.

Company History

Jinko was founded as a company in 2006. I don't think they actually made anything that year, but I have to presume they were thinking really hard about making stuff.

In 2007 they produced silicon ingots, which are big solid lumps of silicon.

In 2008 they started slicing them like salamis and became a silicon wafer manufacturer.

In 2009 they took those wafers and started turning them into solar cells and then used them to make solar panels.

In 2010 they raised money by entering the stock market and since then have continued to grow at a ferocious rate.

Manufacturing Locations

Jinko Solar has 7 production facilities in China and one each in Malaysia and the USA. In September 2021, the company announced its intentions to also build an ingot factory in Vietnam.

The company had an integrated annual production capacity by the end of June 2021 of 27 GW for mono wafers, 12 GW for solar cells, and 31 GW for solar modules - with further expansion on the cards.

Jinko's workforce had remained fairly constant at around 15,000 for several years while its production capacity had doubled. That's the way things go these days thanks to automation and robotics. But it appears to have added a bunch more staff in recent years, with a couple of estimates putting the number of employees at more than 24,000.

Jinko Solar Panel Efficiency

Jinko solar panels sold in Australia have efficiencies ranging from around 19% to 21.5%.

The higher the panel efficiency, the less roof space a system will take up. For most installations this is not a problem, but some people have a limited amount of room to install solar panels.

Unlike some other manufacturers, the efficiencies Jinko gives for their panels are accurate and they don't cheat by not including the panel's frame in the efficiency calculation. That is appreciated.

Jinko Smart Modules Have Built In Optimisers

Jinko produces smart modules that have built in DC optimisers. These are little bundles of electronics that maximise their output by reducing losses from panel mismatch, shading, and soiling.

Jinko’s Eagle SE panels use SolarEdge DC optimisers while their Eagle MX panels use Maxim Integrated ones.

2011 Dead Fish Riot

In 2011 hundreds of people protesting fish killed by a chemical spill in a nearby river stormed the Jinko factory in Haining City. Company cars were overturned, offices were trashed, and riot police were called in to stop the toxic avengers.

SVTC Solar Scorecard

Each year the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, or SVTC, produces a report ranking solar panel manufacturers on environmental and social responsibility.

In 2015 Jinko Solar came 14th out of 40 companies surveyed. They received a score of 53 out of 100. This was not a great result, but it was a huge improvement from 2014 when they were given a score of 7 out of 100.

In 2018-19, the company was ranked no.1 by SVTC, with a perfect score of 100.

So, Jinko came a long way in a short time and if they have a factory in your town I am sure they are far less likely to kill all the fish in the local river than they used to.

Warranty Procedure For Orphaned Jinko Customers

If you have purchased Jinko panels from a solar installer who has since gone out of business, the responsibility for warranty claims shifts to JinkoSolar. Their customer service line in Australia is 1300 326 182 - affected customers should contact this line for warranty assistance.

Jinko have advised that customers will be asked to send through photos and serial numbers of affected panels to an email address that they will provide, and they will then arrange for the replacement of the panels. If required, Jinko will be able to recommend installers to carry out the work if a customer is unable to organise one themselves. They will also reimburse customers for labor costs involved with replacing the solar panels - $200 for the first panel, and $15 for each additional panel.

Jinko Solar Panels Are A Cost Effective Choice

Jinko Solar panels offer a combination of good reliability and competitive pricing that can make them a very cost effective choice for home solar installations in Australia.

Check out the reviews below from Australians who have these modules on their rooftops and add your own JinkoSolar panels review if you are an owner of any of their PV products.

Jinko Solar Solar Panel Reviews

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Bit early but performance is good and appearance on the roof is also good
Bought From: Testar Energy Solutions SA
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New N-Type Tiger panels, with higher performance/efficiency, lower degradation rate, and 30 year performance warranty. Whilst Chinese owned and made (which panel is not made in China?) good penetration and support locally.
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its a scam
Bought From: Arise Solar
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17 x 390w N type all black
Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse
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They look good and 10kw of Panels push my 8kw Inverter all the way on good days. Happy with the purchase.
Bought From: Softwave Building Solutions Pty Ltd
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Rely Solar offered me 20 panels of the older cheetah 330w panels. This is possibly due to a supply glut in the market with cheaper sourcing for the retailer.


No issues with panels so far, and they are generating marginally higher output compared to similar installs in my postcode from qcell, Trina, sumac and risen panels. Having a higher number of panels probably delivers redundancy and wider solar exposure than with a newer 18 panel setup.
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Producing very good output and look quite attractive
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Jinko Solar has 112 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size (W) PTC (W) Performance Ratio
JKM175M-72Monocrystalline17515588.57
JKM175M-72-AMonocrystalline17515588.57
JKM175M-72-IMonocrystalline17515588.57
JKM180M-72Monocrystalline18015988.33
JKM180M-72-AMonocrystalline18015988.33
JKM180M-72-IMonocrystalline18015988.33
JKM185M-72Monocrystalline18516689.73
JKM185M-72-AMonocrystalline18516689.73
JKM185M-72-IMonocrystalline18516689.73
JKM190M-72Monocrystalline19017190.00
JKM190M-72-AMonocrystalline19017190.00
JKM190M-72-IMonocrystalline19017190.00
JKM195M-72-AMonocrystalline19517589.74
JKM195M-72-IMonocrystalline19517589.74
JKM200M-72-AMonocrystalline20018090.00
JKM200M-72-IMonocrystalline20018090.00
JKM205M-72-AMonocrystalline20518590.24
JKM205M-72-IMonocrystalline20518590.24
JKM220M-60Monocrystalline22018584.09
JKM220P-60Monocrystalline22018584.09
JKM220P-60-IMonocrystalline22018584.09
JKM225M-60Monocrystalline22520289.78
JKM225P-60Monocrystalline22520289.78
JKM225P-60-IMonocrystalline22520289.78
JKM230M-60Monocrystalline23020790.00
JKM230M-60-AMonocrystalline23020790.00
JKM230P-60Monocrystalline23020790.00
JKM230P-60-AMonocrystalline23020790.00
JKM230P-60-IMonocrystalline23020790.00
JKM235M-60Monocrystalline23521290.21
JKM235M-60-AMonocrystalline23521290.21
JKM235P-60Monocrystalline23521290.21
JKM235P-60-AMonocrystalline23521290.21
JKM235P-60-IMonocrystalline23521290.21
JKM240M-60Monocrystalline24021690.00
JKM240M-60-AMonocrystalline24021690.00
JKM240P-60Monocrystalline24021690.00
JKM240P-60-AMonocrystalline24021690.00
JKM240P-60-IMonocrystalline24021690.00
JKM245M-60Monocrystalline24522190.20
JKM245M-60-AMonocrystalline24522190.20
JKM245P-60-AMonocrystalline24522190.20
JKM245P-60-IMonocrystalline24522190.20
JKM250M-60Monocrystalline25022991.60
JKM250M-60-AMonocrystalline25022991.60
JKM250M-72Polycrystalline25022389.20
JKM250M-72-APolycrystalline25022389.20
JKM250P-60-AMonocrystalline25022991.60
JKM250P-60-IMonocrystalline25022991.60
JKM250P-72Polycrystalline25022389.20
JKM250P-72-APolycrystalline25022389.20
JKM255M-60-AMonocrystalline25523090.20
JKM255M-72Polycrystalline25522789.02
JKM255M-72-APolycrystalline25522789.02
JKM255M-96-AMonocrystalline25523090.20
JKM255M-96-IMonocrystalline25523090.20
JKM255P-60-AMonocrystalline25523090.20
JKM255P-60-IMonocrystalline25523090.20
JKM255P-72Polycrystalline25522789.02
JKM255P-72-APolycrystalline25522789.02
JKM260M-72Polycrystalline26023289.23
JKM260M-72-APolycrystalline26023289.23
JKM260M-96-AMonocrystalline26023590.38
JKM260M-96-IMonocrystalline26023590.38
JKM260P-72Polycrystalline26023289.23
JKM260P-72-APolycrystalline26023289.23
JKM265M-72Polycrystalline26523689.06
JKM265M-72-APolycrystalline26523689.06
JKM265M-96-AMonocrystalline26523990.19
JKM265M-96-IMonocrystalline26523990.19
JKM265P-72Polycrystalline26523689.06
JKM265P-72-APolycrystalline26523689.06
JKM270M-72Monocrystalline27024390.00
JKM270M-72-AMonocrystalline27024390.00
JKM270M-96-AMonocrystalline27024490.37
JKM270M-96-IMonocrystalline27024490.37
JKM270P-72Monocrystalline27024390.00
JKM270P-72-AMonocrystalline27024390.00
JKM275M-72Monocrystalline27524890.18
JKM275M-72-AMonocrystalline27524890.18
JKM275M-96-AMonocrystalline27524990.55
JKM275M-96-IMonocrystalline27524990.55
JKM275P-72Monocrystalline27524890.18
JKM275P-72-AMonocrystalline27524890.18
JKM280M-72Monocrystalline28025290.00
JKM280M-72-AMonocrystalline28025290.00
JKM280M-96-AMonocrystalline28025390.36
JKM280M-96-IMonocrystalline28025390.36
JKM280P-72Monocrystalline28025290.00
JKM280P-72-AMonocrystalline28025290.00
JKM285M-72Monocrystalline28525790.18
JKM285M-72-AMonocrystalline28525790.18
JKM285P-72Monocrystalline28525790.18
JKM285P-72-AMonocrystalline28525790.18
JKM290M-72Monocrystalline29026190.00
JKM290M-72-AMonocrystalline29026190.00
JKM290P-72Monocrystalline29026190.00
JKM290P-72-AMonocrystalline29026190.00
JKM295M-72Monocrystalline29526690.17
JKM295M-72-AMonocrystalline29526690.17
JKM295P-72Monocrystalline29526690.17
JKM295P-72-AMonocrystalline29526690.17
JKM300M-72Monocrystalline30027090.00
JKM300M-72-AMonocrystalline30027090.00
JKM300P-72Monocrystalline30027090.00
JKM300P-72-AMonocrystalline30027090.00
JKM305M-72Monocrystalline30527690.49
JKM305M-72-AMonocrystalline30527690.49
JKM305P-72Monocrystalline30527690.49
JKM305P-72-AMonocrystalline30527690.49
JKM310M-72-AMonocrystalline31028090.32
JKM310P-72-AMonocrystalline31028090.32
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