By Gary Thomas
JinkoSolar, a manufacturer of vertically integrated solar power products, has reported that modules will be provided for a 50 MW solar project located in Gansu province. GSHHSD, a state-owned renewable energy development firm in Northwest China is operating this solar project, which may become online in a year. This project mainly contributes to the objective of generating 15 GW of renewable energy by 2015.
The government-backed objectives of the regions will be benefited through this solar project and have aimed to develop the use of renewable energy like hydropower, nuclear, solar and wind, by limiting the usage of fossil fuels. The GSHHSD project and the state-operated grid may be linked this year.
Xingjie Zhu, the Chairman of GSHHSD stated that the stable operation, integrity and excellent quality of JinkoSolar products have impressed GSHHSD. The company considers that JinkoSolar can potentially offer high-quality photovoltaic products to meet its demands. This collaboration will force the spread the applications of solar energy, according to Zhu.
PHOTON Laboratory carried out outdoor field tests for the company’s 235P solar modules during January 2012, wherein those modules yielded the highest unit power. According to the IMS Research Institute’s new report, JinkoSolar has been ranked as one of the top six crystalline photovoltaic producers.
Based on the National Economic and Social Development’s 12th five-year plan in China, solar energy is becoming one of the seven strategically emerging industries in the country. This state will strongly help this industry’s quick development through 2015.