JinkoSolar Becomes the First Chinese PV Manufacturer to Receive Q+ Certification from TÜV Rheinland
SHANGHAI, May 23, 2016 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has become the first Chinese photovoltaic (“PV”) manufacturer to have its modules receive Qualification Plus (“Q+”) certification from TÜV Rheinland.
Q+ certification is the most recent upgraded test certification introduced by TÜV Rheinland and is now recommended by the California Energy Commission, which implies that it could become a requirement for entering California’s renewable energy market in the future.
Q+ certification utilizes stringent criteria compared to IEC 61215, which currently serves as the industry standard to reflect the operational reliability of modules under extremely harsh climatic conditions. It includes actual performance tests in regions where temperatures fluctuate greatly such as dessert. Dynamic load tests that are not included in IEC 61215 standard to ensure the modules remain resistant to cracking under outdoor wind pressure vibration circumstances, which better reflect the mechanical strength of the module in real condition, humidity & freeze circulation tests, insulation tests and hot-spot test, etc.
“Q+ certification’s stringent testing criteria represent the industry’s latest standards. I’m very pleased that JinkoSolar is the first Chinese PV manufacturer to get this certification,” commented Mr. Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar. “We have always focused on providing our clients with the highest quality and reliable products that can guarantee a return on their investment.”
About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar 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. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.5 GW for solar cells, and 4.3 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2015. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and had connected approximately 1,006.6 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of December 31, 2015.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 12 global sales offices in China, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico and 11 oversea subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile.
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