Jinko Solar overtakes Trina Solar as world's leading Solar PV manufacturer. Canadian Solar remains third.
Jinko Solar and Trina Solar trade places on the list, with Jinko shipping 6,6-6.7 GW of solar PV modules.
“JinkoSolar has witnessed impressive results over 2016, with the company’s PV modules securing China Quality Certification Center’s Top Runner Program level-one energy efficiency certification that showcases its technological strength,” explained Ankit Mathur, GlobalData’s Practice Head covering Power. Specifically, GlobalData highlighted “JinkoSolar’s efforts to expand across a large and geographically diversified customer base” as allowing “it to leverage its innovative, high-quality solar products, brand recognition and robust sales network to win several opportunities.”
We saw repeated strong growth throughout 2016 from Jinko Solar, with an impressive start to the year and strong mid-year quarterly earnings allowing the company to revise its full-year shipping guidance in November. Trina Solar by no means had a bad year, but there were several lackluster results throughout the year which definitely impeded the company retaining its title as the world’s leading solar PV module supplier.