Jinko Solar, which revealed last week that it has already secured 750MW of orders in the US this year, will supply 104MW dc of PV panels to the Red Hills utility-scale solar project in Utah.
The project has been the subject of some media attention outside industry circles when it emerged that Google is among its investors, with the search engine and internet services company putting in US$157 million. Last month, Norwegian developer Scatec Solar secured the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services of contractor Swinerton for Red Hills.
Jinko Solar was among one of China’s tier-one module suppliers to return to profitability in 2014, having increased shipment volumes. According to Jinko, Red Hills sits in an area of good solar irradiance, with power fed into the grid under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The company will supply the Red Hills project with 304,000 of its 72-cell high efficiency polycrystalline panels.