China PV News Snippets: JinkoSolar, SPIC, Linyang Energy

JinkoSolar Modules Deployed For 98 MW Kenya Projects; SPIC To Focus On Distributed PV Generation In Yanfeng, & Enters Strategic Agreement With Linyang Energy

China PV News Snippets: JinkoSolar, SPIC, Linyang Energy

More than 290,000 JinkoSolar modules have been used by Gruptec for 2 solar power projects in Kenya, located near the city of Eldoret. (Photo Credit: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.)

  • JinkoSolar is the module supplier for 2 solar power plants with total capacity of 98 MW in Kenya for Gruptec
  • SPIC’s Hubei branch has entered into a distributed rooftop solar generation partnership with Yanfeng district in Hunan province
  • SPIC has separately entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Linyang Energy to co-develop 2 GW solar and wind power projects

JinkoSolar modules for Kenya projects: China’s JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. is the chosen module supplier for 2 PV projects of 98 MW combined capacity in Kenya. Gruptec has deployed over 290,000 solar modules for Radiant and Eldosol solar parks, among the largest in Africa. Located near the city of Eldoret, both the projects occupy more than 600 acres of land and are expected to lower CO2 emissions by 106,000 tons annually. Project construction has been completed by Gruptec. JinkoSolar’s CMO Gener Miao said his company is currently installing similar solar plants in other African nations.

Distributed PV generation partnership: One of the largest state-owned power generators in the country, State Power Investment (SPIC) has signed a distributed rooftop solar generation partnership with Yanfeng district of Hengyang city in Hunan province. SPIC has entered the agreement through State Power Investment Hubei Branch. Under the agreement, the 2 partners will promote distributed PV generation for the entire Yanfeng district, with integrated smart energy projects. In a statement, SPIC said this would promote industrial transformation, emission reduction of Yanfeng district, along with enabling the company to capitalize development opportunities in distributed PV generation space.

Strategic agreement for 2 GW RE capacity: In another related development, SPIC’s Anhui branch has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with smart electricity meter company Linyang Energy, mainly to develop about 2 GW of projects in Anhui and Henan regions during China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025). Between 2022 to 2025, the duo will cooperate to develop new projects of at least 500 MW annually. The cooperation will mainly center around ground mounted solar PV and wind power projects, distributed rooftop solar, energy storage power station development and construction, maintenance of PV assets, and source network load storage. They will cooperate through a joint venture energy company that will be tasked with the development of new energy projects. As part of the agreement, Linyang will undertake EPC works, on priority basis, for SPIC Anhui’s new energy and energy storage projects and those developed by the joint venture company. Similarly, SPIC Anhui will prioritize Linyang Energy to undertake operation and maintenance work for its projects.

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