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China-based module manufacturer JinkoSolar has been contracted to supply 39MW of PV modules for three solar projects in Indiana, USA.
The supply deal follows news that AMEC has been chosen as the engineering, procurement and construction contracter for the projects, which are being developed by Virginia-based utility company Dominion Resources.
Jinko Solar will supply its 300W 72-cell, high-efficiency PV modules for the projects. Commercial generation is expected to begin at the end of this year and a 15-year power purchase agreement is in place with electricity provider Indianapolis Power and Light.
The deal is expected to be a boost for JinkoSolar, after the company reported significant financial losses for 2012. Jinko Solar sold a high volume of modules last year but suffered financially in other areas and is thought to be keen to expand their business further in markets such as the USA and India in light of a recent trend of decline in business for the company in Europe.
Dominion Resources announced last week that it had bought the projects, which had already begun construction, from Sunrise Energy Ventures. This news was quickly followed by the announcement of AMEC being appointed to perform EPC duties. The three sites, named Indy Solar I, Indy Solar II and Indy Solar III, will utilise a fixed-tilt system and standard photovoltaic cells, fitted with Array Technologies’ racking and SMA inverters alongside the Jinko Solar modules.