Part of what we do here at Captain Green is great solar panel installation. However, we also go to great lengths sourcing the best, most reliable products on the market today. From solar panels to inverters to battery storage options, we take product quality seriously. That’s why we want to share some information about our preferred suppliers.

Aussie weather conditions can be harsh, so your solar panels need to be up to the task. We only deal with the best solar panel manufacturers in the market, and one of those is Jinko Solar. We trust Jinko solar panels to withstand Australian climates, deliver great energy production and provide families with hassle-free solar years into the future. Here’s a little more about Jinko, and why they’re one of our preferred suppliers.


Who is Jinko Solar?

Jinko Solar originates from China, but as one of the world’s largest suppliers of solar modules, they have a huge presence across the globe. With 9 manufacturing centres, 21 overseas subsidiaries (including in Australia) and sales teams in a further 30 countries, Jinko are serious players in the industry.

Jinko Solar is a genuine industry leader, bringing innovation and affordability together. For commercial or residential use, Jinko offers something for everybody. When you combine great products, great prices and exceptional quality control practices the way Jinko does, it’s easy to see why they’re a world leader.


Notable achievements

Jinko Solar was established in 2006, and it’s fair to say their rise has been rapid since then. The list of achievements keeps growing and growing, but there are a few we should highlight.

  • In 2009, Jinko Solar operated the first fully automated PV module NPC production line in China.
  • Just a year later in 2010, they ran a successful IPO and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. This was the quickest any PV manufacturer had done this.
  • In 2011 they were the only profitable PV manufacturer worldwide.
  • 2012 saw them become the first solar manufacturer to pass the PID-free test under 85 ℃/85% RH.
  • They emulated this feat again in 2014, passing the world’s 1st 1000-hour PID-free test.
  • In 2016, Jinko Solar was recognised as the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, a record they continue to hold in 2021.

There have been plenty of achievements along the way for Jinko, but these represent some of the most fascinating. It’s worth noting that when solar manufacturers offer cheap products that degrade easily, they don’t last long in the industry. Jinko’s rapid rise and ability to stay at the top is significant when choosing quality solar panels in Australia.


Jinko Solar’s accolades

Honestly, there are just too many awards to list them all here. It seems like every week Jinko is being awarded something by industry professionals, in recognition of their great products.  However, one of their most notable awards came in 2017 when Bloomberg New Energy Finance named them at the top of two categories:

  • Top Solar Brand Used in Debt-Financed Projects
  • Most Bankable PV Manufacturer

In January 2020, they kicked off the year by topping PV Magazine’s Module category with their innovative Tiger monofacial module. Captain Green is now supplying the latest TR 60M 440 Watt Mono-Facial Tiger Pro panels.

Even more recently in February 2021, Jinko’s Eagle TR G4 solar panels (globally known as the Tiger model) won Green Builder Media’s Innovation Award for 2021.


Worldwide ranking

At the end of 2019, Jinko Solar was the leading solar module shipment company in the world. In short, that means they shipped more products than any of their competitors. Worldwide. That’s pretty impressive considering the crowded solar market as people turn more towards renewable energy.

To put that into some figures, for 2019 they held a market share of 12.6%. Worldwide, they also had over 15,000 employees. That’s a lot of jobs created, and a lot of solar panels for sale. Some people make the argument that it’s easier for Chinese manufacturers to sell more products because of their country’s population. But we’re not talking about how many solar panels Jinko sells in China, these are worldwide figures.


Which Jinko products does Captain Green supply?

Here at Captain Green, we offer two types of solar panels from Jinko. Both represent terrific value, and it lets us provide genuine choices to suit any budget.


Jinko Cheetah Plus Solar Panels

The Cheetah Plus range features half-cell technology, which is fantastic for homes where even the best solar panel placement is going to find a little shade. The Cheetah range has also achieved certification at double the Anti-PID (Potential Induced Degradation) industry standard, and twice the intensity specified by the IEC.

This range is affordable for most homeowners and boasts an industry-leading 20.22% module efficiency. Ultimately, that means more power generated, and more money back in your pocket. We trust the Jinko Cheetah solar panels, and so does Jinko, offering a 12-year product warranty and 25-year performance warranty.


Jinko Tiger Pro Mono-facial

The Jinko Tiger Pro mono-facial range is built for high performance, with tiling ribbon and half-call technology increasing efficiency to 20.77%. In fact, the half-call technology is great for those installing solar panels in potentially shady areas. The Multi Busbar technology decreases resistance loss, too.

The Tiger Pro mono-facial solar panels are also designed with longevity in mind. With just a 2% first-year degradation and 0.55% linear degradation, these panels will be performing well into the future. Access a 12-year product warranty and a 25-year linear power warranty.


Jinko Tiger N-Type Solar Panels

The Jinko Tiger N-Type Solar panels come fully equipped with their tiling ribbon technology. In simple terms, this means more efficiency and better energy production. In fact, it offers 20.68% module efficiency, which is an industry-leading amount. These are the solar panels that won Jinko Solar the innovation award from Green Builder Media in early 2021.

If that’s not enough to convince you of the quality, the Tiger N-Type solar panels come with a 20-year product warranty and 30-year performance warranty. For high solar panel efficiency, long-lasting and reliable solar panels, look no further than the innovative Tiger range from Jinko Solar.


Why we love Jinko Solar products

Ultimately, we’re impressed by innovators. We always strive to give our customers the very best products available for their budget, and with Jinko, we can do that. They’re the leading solar panel manufacturer in the world for good reason, and their endless accolades and achievements are a testament to their hard work.

But perhaps what we love most is their durability and reliability. For us, it’s about understanding the needs of our customers. In most cases, that means solar panels that are built tough to withstand Aussie conditions. Jinko certainly provides that, making them a product we can sell with confidence.

If you’d like to talk to us about Jinko solar panels, or a complete solar panel system, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to find out how we can start saving you money on your energy bill today.