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GCL Planning 60 GW Solar Panel Plant Expansion (Int'l. Report)
GCL System Integration Technology
Date: 2020-03-30
Chinese solar panel manufacturer GCL System Integration Technology Co. is reporting plans to invest 18 billion yuan ($2.54 billion) to construct a 60 gigawatt per year solar-panel manufacturing plant -- sufficient capacity to meet fully one-half of global demand, in eastern Hefei province.

The timing of the planned 4-phase expansion had not been announced. The world's present largest solar panel maker JinkoSolar has 16 gigawatts of capacity. (Source: GCL Systems, PR, Bloomberg, 28 Mar., 2020) Contact: GCL Solar, +86 512 6983 2999, +86 512 6983 2777-- fax,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GCL System,  Solar,  Solar Panel,  

Jinko Bifacial Modules Break Efficiency Record (New Prod & Tech)
Date: 2020-01-22
Shanghai-headquartered solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it has broken the world record for maximum conversion efficiency for its bifacial solar modules, hitting 22.49pct, as verified by TÜV Rheinland, an independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation, and training.

To improve the efficiency of its mass-produced modules the company applied a newly developed anti-reflection coating (ARC) and advanced metallization technology alongside other proprietary technology and incorporated into the cell design, eliminating the inter-cell gapto ensure higher efficiency and reliability, according to a release.

According to its statement, JinkoSolar has an integrated annual capacity of 14.5 GW for silicon wafers, 9.2 GW for solar cells, and 15 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2019, according to the company. (Source: JinkoSolar, Mercom India, 21 Jan., 2020) Contact: Jinko Solar Holding Co. Ltd., Ripple Zhang, +86 21-5183 3105,

More Low-Carbon Energy News JinkoSolar,  Solar Cell Efficiency,  

JinkoSolar Joins the RE100 and EP100 Green Initiatives (Int'l.)
Date: 2019-09-27
Shanghai-headquartered Solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it has committed to the RE100 and EP100 initiatives which are led by the international not-for-profit Climate Group.

The RE100 initiative and its partner companies are committed to 100 pct renewable power and a low carbon economy. Accordingly, JinkoSolar will power all of its solar plants and global operations with 100 pct renewable power by 2025. By 2030, the Company will deploy an energy management system across its operations and improve its energy productivity by 30 pct when compared to 2016. JinkoSolar has also signed up for the EP100 Cooling Challenge to increase the energy efficiency of its cooling operations. (Source: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., PR, 25 Sept., 2019) Contact: Climate Group's global EP100 initiative, www.; Jinko Solar Holding Co. Ltd., Ripple Zhang, +86 21-5183 3105,; CDP, RE100,

More Low-Carbon Energy News JinkoSolar,  Renewable Energy,  

JinkoSolar Supplies PV Modules to Colombian Solar Plant (Int'l)
Date: 2019-05-08
Shanghai-headquartered JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it supplied 250,000 of its 345Watt - 1500V monocrystalline standard modules for one of the largest solar power plant in Colombia to date.

JinkoSolar manufactures and distributes its solar products and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base worldwide. JinkoSolar's vertically integrated solar product value chain has an integrated annual capacity of 9.7 GW for silicon wafers, 7.0 GW for solar cells, and 10.8 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2018. JinkoSolar operates 7 production facilities and has 15 oversea subsidiaries. (Source: JinkoSolar, PR, May, 2019) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Rene Du , +86 21-5183-3077,

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JinkoSolar Supplies 5MW PV Modules for Greek Solar Project (Int'l)
Date: 2019-01-30
Shanghai-headquartered JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. reports it supplied 5 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules to Juwi Hellas S.A for the Mesokomo Project in Northern Greece. The project is owned by ETVA VIPE S.A and was successfully connected to the grid in December 2018.

JinkoSolar provides solar modules, solar system integration services and pv products to clients spread across 80 countries. During the third quarter, most of the shipments went to the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, China, North America and Europe. As of Sep 30, 2018, the company has supplied 10 GW of solar modules to customers across the globe. (Source: Jinko Solar, Nasdaq, 29 Jan., 2019)Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792,,

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Damn the Tariffs, Full Speed Ahead, says JinkoSolar (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-03-26
Following up on our 12 March coverage, Chinese solar specialist JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. reports it is proceeding with its plan to assemble solar panels at a plant in Jacksonville, Fla., regardless of whether it is exempt from new tariffs on imported solar cells. According to Jinko CEO Kangping Chen, "The enactment of … tariffs for [crystalline silicon] solar cells and modules left a lot of details to iron out, but it won't disrupt our plan to invest in a production facility in the U.S." The plant is expected to begin shipping panel before the year end.

As previously reported, JinkoSolar plans to spend $50.5 million on a facility with 1,500 MW of panel production capacity. A majority of the panel components initially would be imported from China through the Port of Jacksonville. (Source: JinkoSolar, IEEFA, 23 Mar., 2018) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News JinkoSolar,  

JinkoSolar Downsizing Planned Jacksonville Operation (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-03-12
Following up on our February 5th coverage, Shanghai-headquartered PV giant JinkoSolar reports it plans cut its originally anticipated manufacturing staff at its planned $50.5 million Jacksonville, Florida PV plant by 75. The plant was expected to come online before the end of 2019, according to company filing.

The new investment and hiring figures represents only 1/8 the total investment and 1/4 the employment originally planned. With the cutbacks, there will now be only one building rather than the originally planned two. (Source: Jinko Solar, pvMag., Others, 8 Mar., 2018) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News JinkoSolar,  Solar,  

JinkoSolar Planning $120Mn US Solar Cell Plant (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-02-05
Shanghai-headquartered solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it has inked a master solar module supply agreement with a U.S. company to provide around 1.75 gigawatts of high-efficiency solar modules over three years. To that end, the company will invest approximately $120 million to construct a new US facility to fulfill the agreement. JinkoSolar is also reportedly considering a new $400 million plus in Jacksonville, Florida. (Source: JinkoSolar, GreenTech, Various Media, 31 Jan., 2018)Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792,,

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Greatcell Solar, JinkoSolar Ink Collaboration Agreement (Int'l)
Greatcell Solar, JinkoSolar
Date: 2017-07-21
In the Land Down Under, Canberra-headquartered Greatcell Solar Limited (formerly Dyesol Limited) is reporting a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Chinese PV solar panel manufacturers JinkoSolar with support from Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore.

Under the terms of the agreement, Greatcell will make available developmental Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) devices and associated information on a strictly confidential basis to enable Jinko to further evaluate the technology. Jinko's aim is to enter into a long-term agreement with Greatcell to commercialize the technology and establish large scale manufacturing. (Source: Greatcell, ABN, July, 2017) Contact: Greatcell, Dyesol , Richard Caldwell , MD, Marine Andre, +61-2-6299-1592,; JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greatcell Solar,  JinkoSolar,  Solar,  Dyesol,  

JinkoSolar Supplying Modules for Fuji Electric Project (Int'l)
Date: 2017-06-30
Solar module manufacturer, JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it has entered into an agreement with Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules for installation at a solar plant in Tomakomai, on the southern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The plant includes a 10 Megawatt-hours (MWh) energy storage system, and is expected to begin commercial operations in 2018.

Per terms of the contract, JinkoSolar will supply its high efficiency solar modules worth 38.4 MW beginning in July through to November. The Hokkaido island project is funded through Tokumei Kumiai investments by Japanese institutional investors, Aquila Capital from Germany and Japan's Green Power Development Corporation. (Source: Jinko Solar, Various Media, Zacks, 26 June, 2017) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792,,

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Marubeni Wraps-Up UAE PV Project Finance Agreement (Int'l)
Date: 2017-05-31
Following on our March 8th coverage, Marubeni Corporation reports that the Sweihan PV Power Company, which is owned by Marubeni, JinkoSolar Holding Co. and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), has inked a limited-recourse financing loan agreement for the Sweihan Photovoltaic Independent Power Project (IPP) in the United Arab Emirates. This loan agreement involved eight commercial banks including the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Norinchukin Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

The Project will see the construction of a 1,177 MW (DC) power plant that will sell all of its production to ADWEA under a 25-year PPA. The Project is is slated for commissioning and operations in April, 2019. (Source: Marubeni, Renewable News, 29 May, 2017) Contact: ADWEA, +971 55 645 5791,; JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792,,; Marubeni,

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