Shanghai-based module manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced it has supplied 5.7MW of PV modules to an 11.6MW solar power station in Germany.
Built by project developer Energiebauern, the solar power station is located on an abandoned strip mine in the south of Starkenberg and claimed to be the largest project of its kind in Thuringia.
Clemens Hold, purchase manager for Energiebauern, said: “As our strategic partner and module supplier, Jinko's solar products meet the stringent targets and high expectations set by Energiebauern.”
Hold added: “Besides this project in Starkenberg, we have several other projects in process ranging from 1.4 to 2.7MW already supplied by JinkoSolar modules, and we eagerly look forward to continued cooperation between both companies.”
Arturo Herrero, chief marketing officer of JinkoSolar said, “By re-using the abandoned mine for this project, we prove how solar power can be economically useful. Driven by technological improvements, cost reductions and rising energy prices, PV solar projects, like this one, take advantage of abandoned land and can be rapidly developed across the country.
“By working with Energiebauern in this project, we contribute to generating electricity efficiently, reducing the environmental impact, and enhancing energy diversity. We look forward to future cooperation as more opportunities will arise.”