PVTIME - Although the overall export dropped notably at the beginning of
this year, it has been a successful start for some of the top players such as
JinkoSolar. As the world’s largest solar module manufacturer for four years in
a row, JinkoSolar continued to be strong and maintained the top spot for
January and February.
Despite ongoing challenge of adverse effects of coronavirus
on not just supply chain, but the uncertainty of global demand, JinkoSolar
still managed to have minimal change in the first two months. The overall
products lineup was appealing for a wider range of customers in both utility
and distribution markets. The flagship Cheetah continued to drive crucial
volume in numerous markets, while the Swan thrived at the bifacial market.
Recent aspiration of the latest Tiger 475Wp series, which is expected to be a
big catalyst this year, will give this solar giant a push in 2020.
Many manufacturers offered their widest product portfolio
ever in hopes of capturing a greater market share, but Jinkosolar’s top
position seems hard to be dethroned. Meanwhile, brands outside the top 5
struggled to maintain momentum as brands in the same way Jinkosolar maintained
its stronghold on the high end and value brands, and as Sunrise offered
incredible competition at the low end. However, things will continue to look
challenging for the whole industry given that the spread of virus is still not
yet resolved outside China and the uncertainty on demand raised accordingly.