JinkoSolar stay in the lead for global solar PV module shipments
JinkoSolar topped the 2019 ranking with 14.2 gigawatts of PV modules compared to the second ranked JA Solar’s 10.3 gigawatts. Most of the companies featured in the table are from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
GlobalData found that there has been no significant change in 2019’s ranking compared to 2018’s. However, the top 10 manufacturers have shown improvement in their shipments over the last year. In 2019, the top 10 manufacturers shipped approximately 80.3 gigawatts of modules compared to 63 gigawatts in 2018, an increment of more than 27 per cent. The top 10 manufacturers are likely to dictate with more than 75 per cent of the module shipments in 2020.
Ankit Mathur, Practice Head of Power at GlobalData, comments: “The global solar PV market is riding high on account of higher demand, continuous reduction in costs, software & technological advancements and improvement in module efficiency. The enhanced solar system efficiency and performance coupled with data analytics for better asset management and commercial monitoring has significantly reduced the LCOE and stands to improve further on greater technological advancements.”
Chinese continue to dominate
JA Solar in second place, held a strong position with a shipment increase of around 17 per cent due to high product quality and reliability, and performance and innovation. JA Solar reported that the efforts made to expand their presence in the emerging international markets in the Middle East have led to increased module shipments and profitability.
Trina Solar and LONGi Solar occupied third and fourth place, with shipments of 9.7 gigawatts and 9 gigawatts, respectively. Canadian Solar came fifth with 8.5 gigawatts; Hanwha Q CELLS was sixth with 7.3 gigawatts; Risen Energy stood in seventh place with 7 gigawatts; and First Solar secured eighth position with 5.5 gigawatts shipments.
Mathur adds: “Chinese manufacturers will continue to dominate as the overall leader in solar installations in 2020 as newer emerging markets in SE Asia, Latin America and the Middle East mark their presence on the solar map as demand centres. China, the US, Europe and India will continue to remain the major markets for the solar module suppliers.” (mfo)