Tuesday, October 21, 2014

sPower and JinkoSolar bring 34 MW of solar power to Antelope Valley

SALT LAKE CITY, USA & SHANGHAI, CHINA: JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd and sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a prominent renewable energy provider, announced details of the first partnership between the companies.

According to the terms of the contract, JinkoSolar supplied nearly 115,000 of its 305W high efficiency solar PV modules to sPower for the 34MW solar facility, which is comprised of four separate projects located in Lancaster and Victorville, California.

"This is a significant milestone for sPower -- bringing online the first major group of projects after our merger with Fir Tree-backed developer Silverado Power earlier this year. The development of these projects has brought jobs and economic benefits to the Antelope Valley, while providing a sustainable future in the area," said sPower CEO, Ryan Creamer.

"We look forward to teaming with JinkoSolar on many more projects. Their experienced team is extremely capable, and we are pleased with the quality and performance of their PV modules."

When fully operational, the sPower facility is expected to generate enough clean solar energy to serve the needs of about 4,110 homes per year, reducing carbon emissions by roughly 45,050 metric tons annually – the equivalent of taking nearly 10,000 cars off the road.

"The abundance of solar energy in California makes PV modules the ideal solution to fulfill local electricity needs, and JinkoSolar's durable, high-performance modules are well suited to such a demanding environment. It is with great pleasure that we effectuate our partnership with sPower, a truly prominent player in the solar industry, on what is anticipated to be an assembly of successful solar projects," said Nigel Cockroft, GM of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. "We pride ourselves in our ability to provide high-quality products and contribute to the substantial growth of the US solar industry."

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