As a world-leading manufacturer by volume, not all Jinko solar panels should be considered a good option. With an extensive range, it is vital to acknowledge the selected models which present themselves when shopping for Jinko solar panels as part of your solar energy system.
Traditionally a mass volume solar module manufacturer of affordable solar panel options, Jinko is now becoming respected as a market innovator after successfully claiming the InterSolar Award 2019 (Swan Bifacial) and InterSolar Award Finalist 2020 (Jinko Tiger N-Type).
Market dominance and innovations of such products are further distancing Jinko solar panels from the entry-level stigma, which has accompanied the brand over many years. Understanding there is an expansive range of Jinko solar panel options, many initial questions come to mind when researching including which to potential Jinko solar panels to avoid…
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Which to avoid?
Residential homeowners should potentially avoid Jinko’s InterSolar Award-Winning solar panel of 2019. One particular variant of this model that is, the JKM380-400M-72H-TV. Rest assured, there is no issue with the module in general. However, the overall dimensions are not ideal in a residential scenario, much like alternative 72-cell+ (144-half cut) Jinko solar panels.
Even though the higher watt class for the price is appealing, understand that 72-cell solar panels occupy the same surface area in a system when compared to their 60-cell counterparts.
Residential 60-Cell (120 – 132 half-cell):
Commercial 72-Cell (144 – 156 half-cell):
Eagle HC 72P 72-cell, poly
325 – 345 W
16.5 – 17.5%
Eagle 72M 72-cell, mono
360 – 380M
18.5 – 19.6%
Cheetah 72M 72-cell, mono
380 – 400 W
19.1 – 20.1%
Cheetah HC 72M 72-cell, mono
390 – 410 W
19.3 – 20.3%
Swan 72M 72-cell, bifacial mono
385 – 405 W
18.8 – 19.7%
Tiger LM 72HC 72-cell, mono
435 – 455 W
19.9 – 20.8%
Which to consider?
Through eliminating the alternative Jinko solar panels designed primarily for commercial installations, Jinko solar panels Perth customers seek are narrowed down by half (nice work!). From this point, understanding the budget and available surface area for system size will ultimately determine the ideal Jinko solar panel for the task.
It’s not all doom and gloom for Jinko’s new darling the Swan. One particular Jinko Swan variant remains an option to be considered. However, potentially best suited for tilted solar arrays only for the added expense.
Residential 60-Cell (120 – 132 half-cell):
Tiger N-Type all-black 66-cell, mono
370 – 390 W
19.6 – 20.7%
Cheetah Plus HC 60-cell, mono
350 – 370 W
19.5 – 20.6%
Cheetah HC 60-cell, mono
325 – 345 W
19.2 – 20.4%
Swan Bifacial 60-cell, mono
315 – 335 W
18.3 – 19.4%
What is the warranty?
Seeking to differentiate themselves from the pack after adopting a more premium range of solar module options, improved are the warranties. Jinko has now lengthened the product warranty for all module options and performance warranties in the new Swan and Tiger N-Type range.
Tiger N-Type all-black
All other Jinko solar panels
Period: Degradation period, Year-1: maximum warranted output degradation in the first year, P/A after: maximum warranted output degradation per annum within the nominated Period after Year-1.
Where are they made?
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: JKS) and a prolific member of the Silicon Modules Super League, Jinko operates multiple manufacturing plants internationally. However, the solar panels received in Australia are derived from Jinko’s fully automated manufacturing facilities in China.
As manufacturing modules are only one element of the process, Jinko solar cell manufacturing occurs in Jinko plants across both China and Malaysia.
As a sign of strength and specifically for the North American market, Jinko, as of 2019 have begun manufacturing solar modules from a newly constructed $50 million plant in Jacksonville, Florida (USA).
What do they cost?
Expect relatively good value for the efficiencies available. Although, Jinko solar system prices are likely to vary dependant on module selection, inverter selection, and installation specifics. After the current zone 3 STC subsidy (Perth & Bunbury region) expect a price range on the following Jinko system sizes;
- Cash payment prices listed for single-level, single-phase and single roof face within PSW Installation Zone 1 after STC zone 3 subsidy has been applied. Additional installation costs may apply (inquire). Nominated price range considers all non-P.O.A solar inverter options available within the Perth Solar Warehouse range and listed “Which To Consider” Jinko Solar panel options. For the most up to date prices customers should complete the “Price List” form and a copy of the Latest Perth Solar Warehouse Solar System Price List will be emailed.
As prices vary depending on unique circumstances, obtaining a site-specific quotation is a must to help better determine if Jinko solar panels are the perfect fit. If you are only seeking general guides in the early stage, why not grab a copy of the latest PSW digital catalogue featuring the most popular Perth Solar Warehouse Jinko panel systems and variable installation costs.
Which is ideal for you?
Perth Solar Warehouse’s Jinko solar panels Perth customers are now demanding consist of what is the latest market standard for residential sizing. Essentially, stocking the lower efficiency multicrystalline Jinko solar panels is no longer viable considering the competitive monocrystalline prices.
Featured Jinko options:
N-Type layered half-cell mono.
20.45% module efficiency.
Temp COEF -0.34%/oC.
1855 x 1029 x 30 mm.
25-yr product warranty.
30-yr performance warranty.
TIGER N-TYPE. Why we love it. N-Type solar cells mitigate the effects of oxygen-induced losses over time while the black look is achieved via a semi-transparent black-sheet which retains less heat than alternative black back-sheets.
P-Type half-cell mono.
20.1% module efficiency.
Temp COEF -0.35%/oC.
1840 × 998 × 35mm.
12-yr product warranty.
25-yr performance warranty.
Cheetah Plus. Why we love it. Jinko’s Cheetah plus presents exceptional affordability within monocrystalline solar panel designs while combining superior aesthetic appeal by integrating a full-square cell pattern.
Featured inverter options:
The Jinko solar panels available at Perth Solar Warehouse take the most advanced forms within the range. Therefore, there’s no question, the two most popular inverter combinations to accompany a particular Jinko solar panel selection for superior technology and value are both SMA and Huawei.
SMASunny Boy AV-41
3, 5 kW.
AC battery compatible.
WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
Sunny Portal by ennexOS.
10-year (5+5) warranty.
SMA Sunny Boy. Why we love it. The latest SMA Sunny Boy, the AV-41 is world’s most successful inverter product lines over time. Why so successful? Many Sunny Boy’s are still functioning after 20-years in Australia.
3, 5 kW.
AC & DC battery compatible.
WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
HUAWEI L1. Why we love it. Hybrid solar and battery technology packing unbeatable value with a rock solid 10-year product warranty. The new Huawei-L1 is now one of the safest string inverters with AFCI in-built.
Featured inverter alternatives:
Have an alternative inverter technology in mind? Perth Solar Warehouse stock only the best brands to pair with your ideal Jinko solar panels. Each has its own unique benefits. Simply get in contact and PSW Technical Sales Support can assist you to make selecting the ideal inverter for your project a breeze based on your installation specifics.
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