PV producer Jinko Solar has announced the grid connection of four PV projects totalling 80MW in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The company said it had now connected 213MW of PV projects to the Chinese national grid and reached its 2013 grid connection targets.
It is now aiming to more than double that figure to reach 500MW of grid connected capacity in China by the end of 2014.
The projects, each 20MW, are located in Alar, Shaya, Bohu and Wusu in the remote region of north-west China.
Jinko said all 213MW of connected projects will qualify for China’s feed-in tariff of RMB1.00 (US$0.17) per kW/h and are expected to collectively generate some 324 million kWh of power annually.
“I am proud to report that we have reached our 2013 project connection target,” said Xiande Li, chairman of JinkoSolar. “We will continue to expand our downstream business and aim to reach an aggregate amount of more than 500MW worth of projects by the end of 2014, representing an annual power generation capacity of 750 million kWh.
“With the clear commitment of the Chinese government to renewable energy, solar energy in particular, and a gradually maturing market, we are eager to generate more green energy as well as good returns for our investors.”