Yingli Solar vs. JA Solar

Australians are rapidly adopting solar energy. Choosing between top brands like Yingli Solar and JA Solar can be challenging. This comparison highlights their suitability for Australian conditions, helping you make a decision.
Yingli Solar vs JA Solar panels

Australians are going solar at an incredible rate. With sunshine practically guaranteed and rising energy prices, it’s no surprise that more and more homeowners are making the switch. But with so many solar panel brands on the market, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. 

You’ll likely come across two leading brands: Yingli Solar and JA Solar. Both are big players globally, but how do they stack up for Australian conditions? Let’s compare Yingli vs. JA Solar to help you decide which might fit your household better.

Yingli Solar

Chinese manufacturer Yingli Solar was founded in 1998, but it started producing modules in 2003. From 2012 to 2013, Yingli was named the world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels. It was also the first company to produce large-scale polysilicon ingots and use infrared soldering. The Chinese manufacturer was also the first to produce n-type PV modules commercially. 

Among the firsts in the solar industry, Yingli was also the first company to sponsor modules for the FIFA World Cup. Indeed, the company has made a mark in the industry, continuously supplying solar panels in different parts of the world. They also have headquarters in Sydney, which was established in 2012. 

Yingli offers several products for residential and utility-scale applications. Currently, the company has over 60 solar panels approved by the Clean Energy Council, which allows it to be eligible for the federal STC solar rebate

Yingli Mono Series

Under the Mono Series comes seven different models with varying numbers of solar cells and cell sizes. They range from 60-cell panels to 72-cell panels that feature half-cut cells. The Mono Series has an efficiency of up to 20%, and the YLM 132 Cell (G12) model can reach an overall efficiency of 21.57%. They are equipped with low-iron tempered glass and an anodised aluminium frame. 

Yingli Mono Series Solar Panel
Source: Yingli

Yingli Mono GG Series

Seven panels in the Mono GG series feature bifacial panels. These panels can generate up to 25% more electricity and have a module efficiency of up to 21.57%. They are recommended for ground-mount solar projects

Yingli Mono GG Series Solar Panel
Source: Direct Industry

Yingli Panda 3.0

The latest Yingli product on the market is the Panda 3.0 Pro, launched in Australia early this year. It features a 440W bifacial solar panel with N-type monocrystalline cell technology. Its maximum efficiency is 22.02%, and a temperature coefficient of 0.25% that can outperform a lot of solar panels in the hotter parts of the country.

Yingli Panda 3.0 Solar Panel
Source: Yingli

JA Solar

Founded in 20015, JA Solar is another Chinese manufacturer that supplies solar panels globally. They provide residential, commercial, and industrial rooftop PV systems with a NSW office for local support. JA Solar’s biggest installations in Australia are in NSW and Northern Cooks. 

The manufacturer is focused on producing mid-market solar panels that are affordable and reliable. Most of their products have been approved by the CEC. Below are some of the products they offer on the market: 

JA Solar Deep Blue 3.0 Light

Photo by: JA Solar

Perfect for tight budgets, the Deep Blue series has an output rating of 415W and a maximum efficiency rating of 21.3%. It is suited for residential rooftops, but it only comes with a 12-year warranty. 





JA Solar Deep Blue 4.0 Pro

Photo by: JA Solar

The Deep Blue 4.0 Pro is a premium option with a 440W output rating and N-type solar cell technology. It also features a bifacial solar panel with a maximum efficiency rating of 22%. Compared to the Deep Blue 3.0, the 4.0 has a 25-year product warranty.

Who is the Strong Contender?

Yingli Solar stands out as a compelling choice for Aussie homes. With a longer global presence, the manufacturer has been a leading supplier of solar panels for decades. What truly sets them apart is their commitment to the Australian market. They better understand the unique needs of AU’s sunny climate, along with a focus on innovation that shines through with technologies like n-type PV modules. 

While JA Solar offers strong options, Yingli’s local presence, innovative approach for hot climates, and a wider range of high-performing, budget-friendly panels make them a clear frontrunner for Australian households. 

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