Jinko Solar Panels: Review

Jinko Solar was founded in 2006 and grew to become the worlds largest solar panel manufacturer only a decade later in 2016. Since then, the company has held the top stop for the last four years running, with global shipments of 14.3GW in 2019 alone. Based in China, Jinko Solar is a huge multi-national, vertically integrated company, employing over 15,000 people in 70 countries and establishing manufacturing facilities in China, Malaysia and the US.

Jinko Solar’s success seems to be primarily due to the focus on R&D, performance testing, quality control and rigorous durability testing. This is highlighted by the numerous record-breaking achievements over the years, with several efficiency records and consistent ‘top score’ results from several independent testing companies, including the well-known PVEL scorecards.

Until recently, Jinko Solar was generally not at the forefront of innovation and usually played it safe by only deploying panels using proven cell architectures such as traditional P-type PERC and half-cut cells.

JinkoSolar solar panels in Singapore: Tiger Pro Series

Internationally, JinkoSolar Energy offers a number of different animal-named series of solar panels: Eagle Series, Swan Series, Cheetah Series and Tiger Series. In Singapore, JinkoSolar Energy’s product line is dominated by the Tiger Pro series of modules:

  • Tiger Pro 72TR Monofacial

  • Tiger Pro 72 TR Bifacial

  • Tiger Pro 78TR Monofacial

  • Tiger Pro 78TR Bifacial

Solar Era has reviewed the product specifications of each Jinko Solar Energy panel series to make your solar research process easier. As the leading solar installer for homeowners considering solar, Solar Era is uniquely positioned to evaluate the technical specifications of JinkoSolar solar panels and help you compare them to other manufacturers on the market.

How JinkoSolar solar panels compare to other panel manufacturers

There are 3 key metrics that you should review as you evaluate solar panel quality: efficiency, performance and warranties. Solar Era has developed Jinko Solar solar panel reviews for each metric to help make your solar decision easier. We’ve also created a comparison of Jinko Solar panels against other leading panel manufacturers that are frequently featured in offers to homeowners and businesses shopping for solar.

1. Efficiency

The term “solar panel efficiency” refers to how well a solar panel captures sunlight and converts it into useful electricity. In the same conditions, a high-efficiency solar panel will produce more electricity than a lower-efficiency panel of the same size. For this reason, a higher efficiency rating is generally preferable.

The efficiency of your Jinko Solar panels will vary depending on the specific model that you choose for your system. Panels in Jinko Solar’s product line have an efficiency rating of 18.67% to 20.38%.

2. Performance (Temperature Coefficient)

For this portion of Solar Era’s JinkoSolar solar panel reviews, we use the temperature coefficient to evaluate solar panel performance. The temperature coefficient is an indicator of how well your solar panel can handle less-than-ideal conditions. Solar panels, like other electronic equipment, perform better when they are kept cool (ideally around 25° C/77° F). The temperature coefficient tells you how much your