JinkoSolar has announced that it has been recognized as an “Overall High Achiever” in the 2021 edition of the Renewable Energy Testing Center’s (“RETC”) PV Module Index (PVMI) Report. This is the second consecutive year that JinkoSolar has been recognized – being one of only 5 module manufacturers to have earned this status in 2021.
The PVMI Report compiles and ranks independent test data, identifying the industry’s leading module manufacturers and technologies. The report also highlights industry trends and features a section on “Evaluating Large-Format Modules” (LFM). The list of LFM benefits includes a significant increase in power, lower production costs at a manufacturing level, lower in-field labour costs and potential BOS savings.
The report also suggests that not all large format modules are created equal, with some having the same glass thickness as their predecessors. RETC’s hail durability test indicates that modules with thicker front-side glass are more resilient to large-diameter hail stones and JinkoSolar’s modules, manufactured with 3.2mm front side glass, are proven, according to RETC test data, to withstand 55mm hailstones at 34m/s.
“We are proud to receive this recognition once again,” commented Nigel Cockroft, General Manager at JinkoSolar. “Our rigorous in-house quality control standards and validation from third-party labs like RETC together give our customers around the globe confidence that they are receiving high performing, reliable modules.”
“Congratulations to JinkoSolar for once again becoming an RETC ‘Overall High Achiever’. We appreciate their continued partnership, and are proud to support JinkoSolar by providing key metrics highlighting their module quality, performance and durability. Our testing data has confirmed that JinkoSolar’s PV modules are great at withstanding extreme weather conditions such as hail,” added Cherif Kedir, President and CEO of RETC.