JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s largest solar energy generator and asset operator, to supply 18.5MWp of solar PV modules for a solar farm project located in the United Kingdom.
“Lightsource is the UK’s largest generator of solar power and we are pleased to have the opportunity to cooperate with them on this solar farm project. It further extends our presence and brand recognition in the local market,” commented Mr. Xiande Li, Chairman of JinkoSolar. “We look forward to working closely with Lightsource and share our mutual vision of a green low-carbon future.”
Mrs. Kareen Boutonnat, Managing Director for Lightsource Renewable Energy commented, “As the UK’s largest developer and operator of large scale solar farms, we have to ensure that our supply chain remains intact as our business expands. During the early stages of anti-dumping uncertainty, we expect to work closely with our suppliers to put in place orders that would secure the development of our projects. We are pleased to be working with JinkoSolar to meet the UK’s renewable energy targets, and hope this partnership will continue into the future.”
“The recent progress of the global green energy economy has been astonishing. The UK’s demand for solar PV has been notable as well. This means more jobs, more business opportunities and more international investment. It is a very exciting time for solar PV industry in the UK and deals like this with JinkoSolar, and it will further progress the UK’s vision to take energy generation into its own hands,” Kareen added.
JinkoSolar is a global leader in the solar PV industry with production operations in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China; Munich, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Montpellier, France; Zug, Switzerland; San Francisco, the United States; Queensland, Australia; Ontario, Canada; Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; and Cape Town, South Africa.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 1.5 GW each for silicon ingots and wafers, solar PV cells, and solar PV modules, as of June 30, 2013. JinkoSolar sells electricity in China and distributes its solar products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, France, Eastern Europe, China, India, Japan, South Africa, and other countries and regions.
Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited is the UK’s largest generator of solar power. Lightsource develop, operate and maintain the largest portfolio of utility scale solar PV plants in the country with a total of over 316 MW of operational projects completed to date.
Lightsource is UK based with a growing team of over 150 experienced solar engineers, planners, and project managers. Founded in 2010, the company has made rapid progress over the past three years, establishing itself as the pre-eminent player in the UK Solar PV sector.
For more information visit the website :www.lightsource-re.co.uk.
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