Chinese PV manufacturer JinkoSolar said that three of its modules have met the requirements of the California Energy Commission (CEC). As a result, one of the company’s 175-185W models and two of its 220-240W models will also be added to the list of Senate Bill 1 guidelines-compliant photovoltaic modules eligible for finance and project incentives in the state of California, Hawaii, and some other U.S. states.
The CEC, which specifies criteria for SB1 guidelines-compliant PV modules, conducts stringent PV module tests on module power, voltage, current, irradiance, and operating temperature. The CEC’s PV module requirements are standard practice for solar companies in California and recognized as one of the highest PV module standards.
“Meeting CEC requirements is a major step for JinkoSolar,” said Xiande Li, chairman of JinkoSolar. “With our UL certification and CEC eligibility, we can access the entire U.S. market, which will allow us to further develop our overseas business. We have high aspirations for the U.S. solar market, especially with strong government support through initiatives such as SB1. With our high-quality, SB1 Guidelines-compliant solar modules and our potential new sales office in San Francisco, we believe we are poised to capitalize on the growth of the U.S. solar market.”