JinkoSolar Modules Pass TUV Rheinland Salt Mist Corrosion Test Satisfactory results showcase solar module durability in coastal weather conditions
SHANGHAI, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the world's leading global solar power product manufacturers, today announced its complete line of industry leading solar modules has passed the salt mist corrosion test in accordance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)61701 standards. This is the second successful test performed by international research firm TUV Rheinland, indicating strong module durability for harsh environmental conditions.
Resistance to salt mist corrosion is key to ensuring adequate solar power yield in coastal regions where salt-laden humidity and rain persist. These salty conditions adversely affect key module components, such as frames, junction boxes and glass surfaces, thereby reducing performance and shortening module lifetime. To replicate real-world, harsh conditions, JinkoSolar's modules underwent 56 days of eight test cycles. Each module was sprayed with salt water for two hours and then stored at 40 degrees Celsius and 93 percent humidity for 20 hours.
"Our modules consistently pass international testing standards, a strong indication of the high quality performance for which we are well known," said Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar. "The satisfactory salt corrosion test results confirm that JinkoSolar's modules can be installed in any coastal regions and run without interference. We are proud to continue offering reliable products for our global customer base."
This March, JinkoSolar's modules successfully passed TUV Rheinland ammonia corrosion tests, a key indicator of resistance to degradation in agricultural areas such as livestock farms. Additionally, the company's solar modules consistently achieved the highest unit power yield in PHOTON Laboratory's outdoor field tests.
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) is a fast-growing, global solar power product manufacturer with cost efficient operations based in Jiangxi Province and Zhejiang Province in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai, China, Singapore, Munich, Germany, San Francisco, U.S., Queensland, Australia, Ontario, Canada, Bologna, Italy, Montpellier, France and Zug, Switzerland. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 1.2GW each for silicon ingots, wafers, solar cells and solar modules as of December 31, 2011. JinkoSolar distributes its photovoltaic products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market; including Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the United States, France, Eastern Europe, China and other countries and regions.
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