JinkoSolar supplies pv panels to Jordan’s 103MW Quweira PV plant

JinkoSolar supplies pv panels to Jordan’s 103MW Quweira PV plant
Published: 9 May 2018 - 7:02 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

JinkoSolar recently delivered 328,320 photovoltaic panels to power the largest Solar power plant in Jordan.

Located in the south of Jordan near Aqaba, Quweira project is expected to annually produce 227GWh of solar power over a period of 20 years and is able to supply energy to more than 51,000 houses.

The power plant is built under contract with the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) and has been executed under the management of a Joint Venture (JV) company between Enviromena Power Systems and TSK. The plant is said to be in line with the Jordanian Government’s objective of generating 20% of energy from renewables by early-2020.

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) has been confirmed as the world’s leading solar PV module supplier according to new figures released by leading data and analytics firm GlobalData, accounting for nearly 10% of the global market share and shipping 9.70 gigawatts (GW) of PV in 2017.

GlobalData published its global solar photovoltaic module shipments ranking for 2017 late last week, highlighting JinkoSolar’s second year atop the pile with shipments of 9.7 GW for 2017.

The company ranked ahead of Chinese Trina Solar which shipped 9.10 GW in 2017 and Shanghai-based JA Solar, which shipped 7.50 GW.

“JinkoSolar has broken a number of world records for its silicon solar cell and module technology, displaying its technological prowess,” said Ankit Mathur, Practice Head of Power at GlobalData.

“The company has maintained its top position in terms of solar PV research and development through its advanced manufacturing process, higher mass production speeds, and enhanced quality control compared to its counterparts.”

JinkoSolar recently published its financial results for 2017 and showed off its mammoth solar shipments for the year, which the company actually pegged at 9,807 megawatts (MW).

Early in 2017, the company announced that it had shipped 6.65 GW worth of solar modules in 2016. At the beginning of 2017, JinkoSolar noted that it expected to ship between 8.5 GW and 9.0 GW, a figure it then increased in December to between 9.6 GW and 9.8 GW.

JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom among others.

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