JinkoSolar’s first US module factory in Jacksonville, Florida has a production capacity of 400 MW for monocrystalline PERC module per year. Pictured is the Dames Point Bridge In Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo Credit: www.goodfreephotos.com)
- JinkoSolar has announced the opening of its first US located module factory with 400 MW annual production capacity
- The factory has been in pilot production mode since November 2018, and is steadily ramping up
- This fab will produce 60-cell and 72-cell monocrystalline PERC modules from JinkoSolar’s stable
- The $50 million module fab is likely to generate employment for more than 200 workers, it said
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China’s JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. has officially thrown open its US solar panel manufacturing facility in Florida. The fab has been under pilot production since November 2018. On assuming complete operations, it will have 400 MW of annually production capacity.
Stationed at 4660 POW-MIA Memorial Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida, the $50 million fab will assemble 60-cell and 72-cell monocrystalline PERC modules annually. It will generate employment for more than 200 workers.
The company confirmed its plans to develop a US located module fab in March 2018 with annual capacity of 400 MW. Having a local production base will help the company circumvent US tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by US President Donald Trump in January 2018 (see Trump Slaps 30% Tariff On Imported Cells & Modules).
Even before production could commence in Florida, JinkoSolar announced securing big deals for its US produced modules. NextEra Energy has placed an order with the company for around 7 million solar panels over the next 4 years amounting to 2.75 GW in total (see 2.75 GW JinkoSolar US Modules For NextEra). Back then, JinkoSolar said its US fab will produce more than 1 million panels a year.
Another huge deal was signed with sPower to deliver 1.43 GW of solar panels during a 3-year period, receiving significant down payments from the American developer and operator of solar projects (see JinkoSolar Signs Big 1.4 GW Deal With US Client).
JinkoSolar has recently placed a 10,350 metric ton high-purity polysilicon order with Daqo New Energy (see Daqo Signs Polysilicon Supply Deal With JinkoSolar).