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 carry a 10 year product warranty that is standard for the industry. JinkoSolar has an Australian office that gives you someone in the country you can call if you have a problem.

Overall, Jinko 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 5 production facilities in China and one each in Malaysia and the USA.

The company had an integrated annual production capacity by the end of December 2019 of 11.5 GW for mono wafers, 10.6 GW for solar cells, and 16 GW for solar panels - with further expansion on the cards.

Jinko's workforce has remained fairly constant at around 15,000 for the past three years while its production capacity has doubled. That's the way things go these days thanks to automation and robotics.

Jinko Panel Efficiency

Jinko panels sold in Australia have efficiencies ranging from around 17% to 20%.

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 about 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 they have come 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 panels - $200 for the first panel, and $15 for each additional panel.

Jinko Panels Are A Cost Effective Choice

Jinko Solar does not produce premium panels that have warranties in excess of 10 years or have exceptionally high efficiencies, but they do have a combination of good reliability and competitive pricing that can make them a very cost effective choice.

Jinko Solar Solar Panel Reviews

my daughters seems to be getting good kw imput much more than my 2kw system.
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All appears to be working perfectly so far
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The panels are fine and so far work well.
Unfortunately the panels were installed too flat (<10°), they do not self clean, and allow pooling along the bottom, which will most likely lead to premature panel failure.
Only time will tell.
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The panels look amazing!!!
Bought From: Pristine Solar
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performing inefficiently
Bought From: Solargain Brisbane
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We used microinverters for each panel, rather than a string system. This enabled some west-facing panels to be incorporated
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Have had some massive windstorms and I haven’t lost anything.
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Pefoming beautifully
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Its not fully black panel with slight less performance as per solarquotes comparison between black and usual blue panel. Only the frame is black painted. That means i have a normal blue solar panel with good looking panel!
Bought From: Solargain Perth
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just started but seems to be poerforming well
Bought From: Dan the Solar Man Port Augusta
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We are surprised how effective they are even in winter.
Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse
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The jinko panels seem great so far. We have had no issues and they look great. They come with a 12 year warranty.
Bought From: Solargain Brisbane
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It's all working exactly I was advised it would. I haven't had an electricity bill since installation and have quite a substantial credit.

As advised also I have had my panels cleaned professionally . I am more than happy.
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19 x Jinko Cheetah 370w JKSM3-CFCA-370
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As above....
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So far, the panels are performing very well.
Bought From: David Borg Electrical & Solar
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30 Jinko Tiger 390 watt panels installed and performing well
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Very reliable and generating enough energy from the sun.
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Half cell 370w panels.
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we had one panel shatter after installation, after a bit of to and fro with energy busters who tried to blame us for being on the roof and standing on panel the panel was replaced at no cost.
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They are working well, even in winter I have had several days when they are providing 4.9kw
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24 of them
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Jinko Solar has 112 solar panels in our database

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