First of all, congrats on looking into Jinko solar panels. They are one of the best solar panels you can buy on the Australia market right now. Even worldwide, they are booming…
Most importantly, Jinko are actually offering an affordable price point for their solar panels. Most notably the Cheetah and Tiger series. I really do think this is their main selling point in the industry.
Before we go on, I just want to say that if you’re looking for a winner between these 3 then you’re not going to find it here. Simply because, I truly believe that each one of these solar modules by Jinko can be the winner for you and your home.
What do I mean by this?
Well, for someone who has a smaller budget, medium size roof and is looking for a fast return on investment then I would suggest that Jinko’s Cheetah 370w solar panel would suit your home a dream.
But, for another homeowner who has huge bills, a tricky shape roof and wants to make a big investment then I would suggest the Tiger series or N Type modules. This is because it would suit their home, and their requirements much better.
So really, I am going to compare all 3 of these Jinko solar panels so you can see which one is best suited for your home and your requirements.
Here’s everything you need to know about Jinko’s Tiger 440w VS Jinko N Type 370w VS Jinko Cheetah 370w!
Ok, so let’s firstly work out the difference between the Tiger series and the Cheetah series.
Firstly, I want to talk PRICE. Now, either way Jinko solar panels are extremely affordable, however Cheetah is seen as the more affordable of the two modules.
This is most likely because it is an older module and has been around for a while. When you compare this to other panels like LG you can see how much more affordable Jinko is (and how much quicker you can pay your system off). I’ve written a great comparison on Longi vs Jinko here if you want to read this as well.
Secondly, EFFICIENCY. Jinko’s modules are all roughly the same panel efficiency which is good. The industry average is around 20% which Jinko panels meet quite easily.
This will be down to the materials that they are made of. The Tiger series are predominately made from N Type cells whereas Cheetah modules are made from P Type cells.
Generally speaking, N Type is a better performance and the same technology LG and SunPower are using. I do also want to stress that the difference in efficiency is around 1% between them all.
Thirdly, WARRANTY. Now, there isn’t a big difference in the 3 solar panels. Jinko has paired its Tiger series with some industry leading warranties. The Tiger N Type 370w comes with a 20 year panel warranty. This towers over the Cheetah and Tigers 440w 12 year product warranty. There isn’t much difference in the performance warranty/guarantee.
Lastly, POPULARITY. Jinkos cheetah module is still the most popular solar panel they provide at the moment in time. I think because it’s been around so long, and it’s so reliable people already have a lot of trust in it. Additionally, it’s extremely affordable… It provides such a fast return on investment for homeowners that we just can’t get enough!
This is kind of a trick question. The truth is (and the honest truth) is that each one of these solar panels will be the best for different homeowners. There are so many factors to take into consideration.
I would personally make this the last of my worries, Jinko are good panels regardless of the module. What I would make my biggest concern in the installer. You can have the best solar panels in the world but if you’ve got a crap install, it’s only going to last a year or two.
Going into a bit more detail about each solar panel, on paper it would seem the Tiger 370w series is the best for performance. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider the Cheetah or the 440w series, because they might actually be better for you.
Here’s a small comparison for who these solar panel modules might suit best:
Plan to move home in future
Wants affordable solar solution
Medium-big roof with space
Looking to slash bills
Longer investment 20+ yr warranties
Smaller roof and requires better use of space
Want to remove bills
Honestly, all 3 of these solar panels will be a great fix for your home. Like I said before, it all really depends on your home and your requirements for solar. What you should really be focusing on is finding a fantastic installer.
Here’s my guide on good and bad solar installation so you can see what to avoid and what is good.
I also want to highly recommend Jinko, they are a fantastic solar panel and are one of our best sellers. You can’t go wrong installing any of these solar panels on your home.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, which module is your favourite? Or which one are you going for? 😁
Lightning Solar & Electrical