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Accelerating towards grid parity

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It is important to be fully immersed in a region to truly grasp the economic need and environment, particularly when it comes to alternative power technologies such as solar. In this regard, JinkoSolar, an innovative solar module manufacturer, is a pioneer when it comes to the emerging economies, specifically in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

As the solar industry has been rapidly advancing in technology, costs and accessibility, it’s imperative as a market leader to remain ahead of the curve and produce a diverse product offering that continues to hold the utility and its customers in the highest regard. In 2013 the market was producing modules around 330 watts by 2 square meters; today, you are able to harvest 410 watts from the same size module.

Towards the end of 2019, JinkoSolar officially launched a new high efficiency Tiger module using ninebusbar mono PERC and Tiling Ribbon technology. With a module efficiency of 20.78%, the new Tiger module is capable of generating up to 460 watts of power output, which is suitable for both utility and rooftop installations.

JinkoSolar has incorporated Tiling Ribbon technology into the new Tiger module to eliminate the inter-cell gap and increase efficiency. Combining a half-cut cell design to reduce cell current mismatch and ribbon power losses, this innovative technology’s nine-busbar layout shrinks the distance between the main busbar and finger grid line – ultimately reducing the resistance loss and increasing power output and efficiency.

“Our new Tiger module delivers a significantly higher power output and an easy performance boost that does not require much extra effort for customers to install,” said Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar. “This is another step forward for us in terms of technology and demonstrates our ability to innovate advanced technologies as we accelerate towards the era of grid parity.”

We believe Africa has the potential to contribute as much as 5% to the global PV market by 2030. Already owning an estimated 1.5%, the investment potential is clear. It takes government commitment but we can see that it is growing. In Africa, we will get to the point where we are delivering 5 gigawatts per year. JinkoSolar is invested in Africa, having the most localised footprint across the continent when it comes to team diversification.


JinkoSolar recently announced that it has retained its prestigious title of World’s No.1 Solar Module Company for the fourth consecutive year in terms of shipment. This declaration came on the background of the company’s key milestones achieved in 2019. Since its inception, the company has delivered 55GW till the end of 2019, to more than 3,500 customers in 140 countries. Its innovation-driven approach helped the firm to break efficiency records six times in a row.

Having launched three highefficiency modules, the company has confirmed its investment in R&D, including a $50 million overseas R&D centre. Dany Qian, Vice President – Branding, said: “JinkoSolar is the 1st Solar Module Company across the Globe who could achieve so many feats. No other module manufacturer could exhibit such a high level of capabilities or performance to date. This showcases our commitment to quality, reliability, continuous innovation in our product offerings, and improvements in our manufacturing processes.”

In addition to the above milestones, 2019 saw commissioning of the 1.17GW Sweihan Abu Dhabi PV Plant, having one of the world’s lowest tariffs, $2.42 cents per kWh. JinkoSolar also received the honour of 1st solar company to become a member of RE100. It has been B20 Co-Chair member for five consecutive years. Its manufacturing is also geographically diversified with an overseas production capacity of >2GW at the end of 2019.

About the company

JinkoSolar is a global leader in the solar industry. The Company distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions.