An updated version of this post is now available Latest Tier-1 Solar Panels list 2021. To view the Tier 1 Solar Panel List 2020 fluctuations by quarter, continue below.

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An updated version of this post is now available Latest Tier-1 Solar Panels list 2021. To view the Tier 1 Solar Panel List 2020 fluctuations by quarter, continue below.

IMPORTANT. If considering the BNEF PV module tiering system report, Bloomberg New Energy Finance state;

We strongly recommend that module purchasers and banks do not use this list as a measure of quality, but instead consult a technical due diligence firm such as Edif ERA (formerly OST Energy), ATA Renewables, Sgurr Energy, DNV GL, Black & Veatch, TUV, E3, STS Certified, Clean Energy Associates, Solarbuyer, Pvbuyer, Enertis, Oravia, Leidos Engineering or Phoventus. These would usually consider what factory the module comes from, as well as the brand, and give an informed opinion on whether the modules will perform as expected.

A responsible addition to the documentation end-users should adhere when making a buying decision.

If you would like a copy of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance PV Module Tiering System report, download this PDF >

Quarter 1.

View the current Q1, Tier-1 Solar Panels list here. Alternatively, view the Tier 1 Solar Panel List 2020 fluctuations below.

Manufacturer Capacity
Jinko
14,400
LONGi
13,500
JA Solar
13,500
Canadian Solar
11,700
Risen
9,900
QCells
9,630
Trina
7,200
GCL
6,480
First Solar
5,580
Talesun
5,400
Seraphim
4,500
Suntech
4,050
Astronergy
3,780
ZNShine
3,150
Jinergy
2,430
BYD
2,160
SunPower/ Maxeon
2,160
LG
1,800
Phono Solar
1,800
Waaree
1,800
Manufacturer Capacity
REC
1,620
Neo Solar
1,620
HT-SAAE
1,350
Adani
1,350
Vietnam Sunergy
1,350
Boviet
900
Lightway
1,080
Vikram Solar
1,080
Jolywood
990
Hendigan
900
Ulica
720
Hansol
540
Hyundai
540
S-Energy
477
Goldi Solar
450
Recom
450
Heliene
351
Shinsung
270
Sharp
189

Capacity figures displaced. Unit of capacity measurement intentionally not nominated. The above list should not be used to determine the bankability of a company. This information is provided only to identify the frequent fluctuations which occur in tiering systems. 

Quarter 2.

View the current Q2, Tier-1 Solar Panels list here. Alternatively, view the Q2 Tier 1 Solar Panel List 2020 fluctuations below.

Manufacturer Capacity
LONGi
18,000
Jinko
14,400
JA Solar
13,500
Canadian Solar
11,700
Risen
9,990
QCells
9,630
Trina
9,450
First Solar
5,580
Talesun
5,580
Eging
4680
Seraphim
4,500
Suntech
4,050
Astronergy
3,780
ZNShine
3,150
Jolywood
2,700
SunPower/ Maxeon
2,520
Jinergy
2,430
Jetion
2,250
LG
2,160
BYD
2,160
Manufacturer Capacity
Waaree
1,800
Phono
1,620
Neo Solar
1,620
HT-SAAE
1,350
Adani
1,350
Vietnam Sunergy
1,350
Hengdian
900
Boviet
900
Hendigan
900
Ulica
720
Recom
657
Hyundai
540
Leapton
540
S-Energy
450
Goldi Solar
450
Heliene
351
Sharp
189
Swelect
126

Capacity figures displaced. Unit of capacity measurement intentionally not nominated. The above list should not be used to determine the bankability of a company. This information is provided only to identify the frequent fluctuations which occur in tiering systems. 

Quarter 3.

View the current Q3, Tier-1 Solar Panels list here. Alternatively, view the Tier 1 Solar Panel List 2020 fluctuations below.

Manufacturer Capacity
LONGi
23,000
Jinko
18,000
JA Solar
13,000
Canadian Solar
13,500
Trina
13,000
Risen
11,100
QCells
10,700
Suntech
9,500
GCL Systems
7,200
Talesun
7,000
First Solar
6,200
Seraphim
6,000
Eging
5,200
ZNShine
5,000
Astronergy
4,200
Jolywood
3,000
SunPower/ Maxeon
2,600
Jetion
2,500
LG
2,400
Jinergy
2,100
Manufacturer Capacity
Phono Solar
2,000
Waaree
2,000
REC Group
1,800
Neo Solar
1,800
Hengdian
1,800
HT-SAAE
1,500
Vietnam Sunergy
1,500
Adani
1,350
Boviet
1,200
Ulica
800
Recom
730
Hyundai
600
Leapton
600
S-Energy
530
Goldi Solar
500
Shinsung
300
Heliene
290
Sharp
210
Swelect
140

Capacity figures displaced. Unit of capacity measurement intentionally not nominated. The above list should not be used to determine the bankability of a company. This information is provided only to identify the frequent fluctuations which occur in tiering systems. 

Quarter 4.

Manufacturer Capacity
LONGi
35,200
Jinko
27,500
Trina Solar
23,650
JA Solar
16,500
Canadian Solar
15,400
Risen
13,860
QCells
11,770
Suntech
11,000
GCL Systems
7,920
Talesun
7,700
First Solar
7,150
Eging
5,720
ZNShine
5,500
Seraphim
5,500
Haitai New Energy
5,500
Jolywood
3,300
SunPower/ Maxeon
3,080
Jinergy
2,970
Jenton
2,750
LG Electronics
2,640
VSUN Solar
2,310
Manufacturer Capacity
Waaree
2,200
Phono Solar
2,200
Neo Solar
1,980
REC Group
1,980
Hengdian
1,760
ET Solar
1,760
HT-SAAE
1,650
Adani
1,650
Renesola
1,650
Vikram
1,320
Boviet
1,320
Ulica
1,100
Hansol
660
Leapton
660
Goldi Solar
550
S-Energy
583
Heliene
429
Shinsung
330
Sharp
231
Swelect
154

Fluctuations.

Fluctuations of a rating which doesn’t stay with your product for life.

Manufacturer Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
REC
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Jetion
off
on
on
on
Eging
off
on
on
on
Swelect
off
on
on
on
Shinsung
on
off
on
on
Leapton
off
on
on
on
GCL
on
off
on
on
Lightway
on
off
off
off
Vikram
on
off
off
on
Hansol
on
off
off
on

Above Tier-1.

Notable manufacturers with an elite product quality rating not included in the Latest Tier-1 Solar Panels List 2020 (within a selected quarter). Many industry experts would suggest above Tier-1 in product quality criteria.

Manufacturer Remark
Global electronics mega corporation and manufacturer of the HIT+ range of ultra-high performance solar modules.
SolarWatt
Leading innovator of durable glass-glass solar modules possessing an elite 30-year product warranty and 30-year performance warranty. Heavily invested is German billionaire Stefan Quandt (major sharholder of BMW).
US based innovator of refined shingled-cell module designs possessing a comprehensive 25-year product and performance warranty.
Winaico
Industry respected module manufacturer with a proven track-record of stable performance over time in real-world conditions.
Aleo
Renowned German based quality solar module manufacturer focusing on long-term energy yields with a comprehensive 25-year product and performance guarantee.
REC
InterSolar Award winning manufacturer and innovator of the now popular half-cell module design. The new REC Alpha series has been developed to be one of the most efficient solar modules available.

History.

Since 2018, Solar Review has been logging the quarterly fluctuations of manufacturers of The Latest Tier-1 Solar Panels Lists. Discover the quarterly changes of a term which should have little to no impact as part of your solar module selection criteria below;

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12 COMMENTS

    • Much like that comment (we understand what you mean), you are correct though, as mentioned throughout the article the figures have been displaced (by a set percentage).

  1. Could anybody show me where to find Bloomberg PV market outlook, I have Bloomberg subscription but I have no idea where to find those reports?

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