PV Tech has been covering analysis of R&D expenditures of PV manufacturers for over a decade. This blog anticipates some of the key trends set to be fully revealed in the forthcoming edition of technical journal Photovoltaics International.
This article continues our series of features introducing new methodology that allows leading PV module producers to be categorised, ranked and short-listed by manufacturing and financial strength metrics; ultimately providing an investor-risk (or bankability) profile of PV module suppliers for non-residential end-market selection.
This article introduces a new methodology that allows leading PV module producers to be categorised by manufacturing and financial strength metrics, ultimately providing an investor-risk (or bankability) profile for non-residential end-market selection.
The PV industry roadmap - and related metrics of technology and bankability - are now being driven by leading module supplier, JinkoSolar, with others seeking to replicate Jinko’s product line options, trying to differentiate in markets that are receptive to low-cost alternatives, or focusing only on rooftop markets where volumes are lower and sales/distribution efforts are more intensive.
JinkoSolar Holding has supplied 95MW of its monocrystalline solar panels to Vena Energy Australia, an independent power producer with shareholders including Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and China Investment Corp., (CIC), for use in the Tailem Bend Solar Project.
JinkoSolar Supplies 7.8MW for two PV plants in Hungary, 10MW solar farm connected in Afghanistan, Vietnamese firm completes 50MW project in Ninh Thuan, Photon Energy connects 2.1MW of projects in Hungary, First solar plant in Iran's Khorasan Razavi completed.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has set its sights on PV module shipments globally in 2019 reaching between 14GW to 15GW, which would be a new industry record for a module manufacturer after setting a new shipment benchmark of 11.4GW in 2018.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has supplied PV modules to a major PV power plant project in Vietnam totalling 351MW, supporting the strong growth momentum seen by the company in Asia-Pacific region in 2018.
TÜV Rheinland has awarded the first small group of PV module manufacturers with certification against LeTID (Light and elevated Temperature Induced Degradation), also known as Carrier Induced Degradation (CID).
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has been ranked as a ‘Top Performer’ in the annual PVEL ‘PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ 2019 report, for the fifth consecutive year in two of the four testing regimes.