May 5, 2016   Posted by: Wouter Vermeersch

Tier 1 Chinese solar panel producers Q2 2016

Tier 1 WP


1. Trina Solar

2. Jinko Solar

3. JA Solar

4. Canadian Solar

5. Yingli Solar

6. Talesun

7. Risen Energy

8. Suntech

9. Astronergy

10. Eging PV


4,7 GWp

4,0 GWp

4,0 GWp

3,8 GWp

3,4 GWp

2,8 GWp

2,6 GWp

2,4 GWp

2,0 GWp

1,7 GWp

This alternative list of Chinese Tier 1 solar panel producers is based on our own market analysis and extensive network of sector contacts. Producers are ranked according to their production capacity and based on the following criteria in European context:

– Bankability: projects with these solar panels are financed by European banks;

– Legality: the solar panels are freely importable into the European Union, without import or retroactive duty, either from China under the EU-China price agreement (MIP), either from a third country with non-Chinese cells;

– Financial health: producers involved in insolvency proceedings or bankruptcy are excluded from the list;

– Technical conformity: the producers have the necessary European certificates (IEC, MCS, etc.) and have not been rejected in our factory inspections.

Disclaimer: This list is a personal impression of the Managing Director of Cleantec Trade and is not legally binding the organisation. Cleantec Trade does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and does not take any liability for this information.