Chinese manufacturer JA Solar has announced the delivery of solar modules for a 2MW solar power plant in the city of Kenitra, Morocco.
The company expects the plant to be the largest ground-mount PV power plant in North Africa.
The plant, which will be developed by local firm Jet Energy International, is estimated to be completed at the first quarter of 2013 and it is equipped with 7,150 of JA Solar's polycrystalline modules.
When it completes, the plant is estimated to generate more than 3.5 million kWh of electricity annually, offsetting more than 2,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
Jet Energy International, an affiliation with JetAlu Morocco will provide EPC service during the construction of the project.
Adil Rtibi, Jet Energy International’s CEO said: “The power plant is designed to generate power at a levelized cost of electricity similar to that of other traditional forms of energy sources at around 0.8 Dirham per kWh, establishing a new benchmark in the region. We are glad to have chosen JA Solar as our partner for the project. Their top-notch products and exceptional customer service are the key success factors to the project.”
Baofang Jin, JA Solar’s CEO said: “We are very proud to be part of this flagship project in Morocco. This project with Jet Energy International not only signifies an important step for us in the North African market, but also serves as another example of JA Solar's continued success in expanding into emerging markets around the world. We will continue to increase our footprint by focusing on providing our customers with high-quality product offerings and great customer service.”