Shanghai, May 21, 2012 — JinkoSolar Holding Co. will provide modules for a 50-MW solar project operated by state-owned renewable energy development company GSHHSD in northwestern China. Expected to come online within the year, the project marks a key contribution to China’s renewable energy production goal of 15 GW by 2015.
Located in the city of Zhangye in Gansu province, the solar project will contribute to the region’s government-backed goals that aim to curb demand for fossil fuels by increasing renewable energy development through solar, wind, nuclear and hydropower. The GSHHSD project is expected to connect with the state-operated grid within the year.
Jinko’s 235P modules achieved the highest unit power yield in PHOTON Laboratory’s January 2012 outdoor field tests. IMS Research Institute also ranked Jinko Solar as one of the top 6 crystalline PV manufacturers globally in their latest report.
China’s broader 12th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development that began in 2011 designates solar power as one of the country’s seven “strategic emerging industries.” Through 2015, rapid development of this industry will be strongly supported by the state, which also includes support for domestic manufacturing and installation as well as research and development within the sector.