JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global solar PV company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply up to one gigawatt (GW) of solar PV modules to sPower, a US independent power producer (IPP) company.
This agreement is JinkoSolar’s largest contract in the United States to date. JinkoSolar will supply over three million of its high efficiency solar PV modules to sPower for use in various projects that are to be built before the end of 2016.
sPower develops solar and wind energy projects across the United States and the UK, including utility-scale solar projects in California. The company recently announced the doubling of its operating portfolio in 2015 to 500 MW and plans to bring an additional 700 MW on line within the next twelve months.
“JinkoSolar is proud to be sPower’s strategic partner, a key player in the US solar development market,” commented Mr. Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar US. “This agreement is evidence of the reliability of JinkoSolar’s operation and competitiveness of its advanced module technology. This deal affirms that JinkoSolar has quickly become one of the leading solar panel suppliers in the US.”
“The timing of the agreement is significant in light of the recent extension by the US Federal Government of Investment Tax Credits for utility-scale solar development”, said Ryan Creamer, sPower CEO. “Strategic sourcing is an element of sPower’s plan to secure resources in order to ensure that we successfully achieve our aggressive development goals.”
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.