JinkoSolar to supply 5.7MW of solar modules to convert abandoned strip mine in Germany
Thursday, Nov 01, 2012
SHANGHAI, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a leading global solar power product manufacturer, today announced that it supplied 5.7 MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules for a 11.6 MW solar power station in Starkenberg, Thuringia, Germany.
Built by Energiebauern GmbH ("Energiebauern"), the solar power station is located on an abandoned strip mine in the south of Starkenberg and it is the largest project of its kind in Thuringia.
"As our strategic partner and module supplier, Jinko's solar products meet the stringent targets and high expectations set by Energiebauern," stated Mr. Clemens Hold, Purchase Manager for Energiebauern. "Besides this project in Starkenberg, we have several other projects in process ranging from 1.4 to 2.7 MW already supplied by JinkoSolar modules, and we eagerly look forward to continued cooperation between both companies."
"JinkoSolar and Energiebauern GmbH have taken another step forward in building a successful partnership that across many years and projects. We share a common mission, which is to deliver the cleanest, most efficient and economic solar energy solutions for a sustainable future." stated Mr. Arturo Herrero, Chief Marketing Officer of JinkoSolar. "By re-using the abandoned mine for this project, we proof how solar power can be economically useful. Driven by technological improvements, costs reductions, and rising energy prices, PV solar projects, like this one, take advantage of abandoned land and can be rapidly developed across the country. By working with Energiebauern GmbH in this project, we contribute to generating electricity efficiently, reducing the environmental impact, and enhancing energy diversity. We look forward to future cooperation as more opportunities will arise."
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) is a leading solar power product manufacturer with production operations in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China; Munich, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Montpellier, France; Zug, Switzerland; San Francisco, U.S.; Queensland, Australia; Ontario, Canada and Singapore.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 1.2 GW each for silicon wafers, solar cells and solar modules as of June 30, 2012. JinkoSolar distributes its photovoltaic products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market, including in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, France, Eastern Europe, China and other countries and regions.
Source: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.