JinkoSolar Holding, one of the biggest solar module manufacturers, on Tuesday held the opening ceremony for its new state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at 4660 POW-MIA Memorial Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida, US.
“JinkoSolar continues to gain market share in many regions across the globe, including the United States, and this factory will be key to solidifying that strong market position,” said Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar. “We are fortunate to call Jacksonville home with its excellent business environment and hospitable community, features which enabled us to find a talented workforce, complete the facility, and quickly begin producing world class PV modules.”
Here we bring you few interesting points that you should know about the module manufacturing giant JinkoSolar’s new facility.
Pilot production at the manufacturing facility began in November 2018 and has since been steadily ramping up.
The solar module manufacturing facility has been developed at a cost $50 million
Once fully operational would employ more than 200 workers.
This facility would manufacture 400 megawatts of high powered 60-cell and 72-cell monocrystalline PERC modules annually.
The company will supply cells and modules manufactured from this facility primarily US-based clean energy firm NextEra Energy and Florida Power & Light, totalling 2,750MW over a four year period.
The company is also expected import solar cells and modules from its manufacturing facility in South East Asia and China.