Chinese module manufacturer JinkoSolar has had its polycrystalline products certified by the independent UK-based engineering consultancy OST Energy.

The new status will boost the bankability of the company’s modules in the EU market and Britain in particular.

The modules exceeded standard industry efficiency ratings according to JinkoSolar.

“OST Energy certification further indicates JinkoSolar's commitment to driving the PV industry's technological standards higher through our demanding internal quality control processes and close collaboration with our local partners in the UK,” said Kangping Chen, CEO, JinkoSolar.

“Undergoing rigorous testing by independent third parties once again demonstrates that we are delivering the highest quality modules and solutions to our customers,” said Chen.

OST Energy has certified that Jinko’s production facilities are in line with the lender requirements set out by the Wold Bank. The facilities were also approved for their environmental, health and safety standards.

A recent report by NPD Solarbuzz estimates that the UK will briefly be the largest PV market in Europe during Q1 2014 before being overtaken by Germany later in the year.