JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) announced March 25 that it will supply 104 MW (dc) of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels for the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park project.
JinkoSolar will deliver over 340,000 of its utility-scale, high-efficiency polycrystalline 72-cell panels to the project though a contract with Swinerton Renewable Energy. Scatec Solar, the project’s developer and a long-term owner, hired Swinerton Renewable Energy to construct the plant and procure the appropriate technologies.
The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will generate around 210 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, which will be fed into the grid under a twenty-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PacifiCorp d/b/a Rocky Mountain Power.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this large project,” said Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.). “The Red Hills project is a true testament of the positive progression in the sustainable energy industry, which JinkoSolar is proud to support.”
“Swinerton is excited to continue our successful partnership with JinkoSolar–an innovative leader in the Solar Industry – and to bring jobs and years of clean power to the Parowan residents. Utah Red Hills Renewable Park is a great project for the city of Parowan and we couldn’t be more eager to work with this team,” said George Hershman, Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy.
“Scatec Solar is proud to bring on experienced partners and proven technologies to build a project that will deliver clean and reliable energy to the residents of Utah,” said Luigi Resta, Managing Director of Scatec Solar North America. “Our team on the ground is excited to be building the first utility-scale PV project in a state with such incredible solar potential.”
Swinerton Renewable Energy announced Feb. 6 that it and Scatec Solar have started construction on this project, located in Iron County, Utah. When operational by the end of 2015, the plant will be Utah’s largest solar energy generation facility.
JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in various countries. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 2.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.0 GW for solar cells, and 3.2 GW for solar modules, as of Dec. 31, 2014.
With over 3 GW of power generation and over 500 MW installed, Swinerton Renewable Energy offers turnkey solar power solutions for utility-scale and distributed-generation projects.
Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants and delivers power from 220 MW in the Czech Republic, South Africa and Rwanda. The company is in strong growth and has a solid pipeline of projects under development in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.