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ABSTRACT

COVER STORY

JinkoSolar, market leader in Latin America

OPINION

Mission Innovation, the global boost to clean energy innovation
By: Leonardo Beltrán & Nelson Mojarro

PV

A brilliant Mexican PV sector
Solar power, energy that is here to stay
A successful strategy to maintain over half the installed PV capacity in Mexico
PV energy for high level requirements
Cost optimised assembly solutions for PV modules
New technologies and two new subsidiaries for the Latin American market
The Brazilian PV market, fresh prospects with PDE 2026
Challenges and prospects for the PV sector in Spain
The Café au Light Project improving life in Guinea through a combination of coffee and PV

CHP

High efficiency, 7.5 MW simple cycle, CHP plant for drying material in a ceramic factory in Mexico
Energy generation, CHP, renewables and energy saving; keys to a firm commitment to efficient energy
Integrated solutions for engineering, construction, purchases, supplies and commissioning

ENERGY EFFICIENCY. Tertiary Sector

Efficiency in supermarkets and logistics platforms
The way to achieve a greener hospital
Energy efficiency in Spain’s wine industry
Thermal imaging for the construction sector, a valuable energy efficiency tool

EFFICIENT HVAC

The challenge of selecting a coolant for a refrigeration facility
SmartEnCity Project: refurbishment and regeneration of the Coronación Neighbourhood (Vitoria-Gasteiz)
The importance of the thermal refurbishment of buildings

July-August 2017

Cover story

 

JINKOSOLAR, MARKET LEADER IN LATIN AMERICA

JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar PV product value chain. As at 31 March 2017, the company had an integrated annual capacity of 5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 4 GW for solar cells and 6.5 GW for solar modules. According to the company’s Q1 2017 highlights, total solar PV module shipments were 2,068 MW, up 19.3% from 1,733 MW in Q4 2016 and an increase of 29.3% from 1,600 MW in Q1 2016. These excellent results undoubtedly contribute to the company’s positive ranking in Latin America, a market in which JinkoSolar aims to achieve 2 GW installed by August 2017. To date, the company enjoys a market share of 41%, a quota that is expected to rise to 50% in 2018..

 

New projects in Mexico and Colombia

JinkoSolar has supplied its JKM315PP-72-V modules for a large, 35.46 MW solar PV project located in Camargo, Chihuahua (Mexico). A total of 112,885 panels were supplied to the Camargo Solar PV plant that entered into commercial operation last 6 April. The project was undertaken together with its customer Gransolar Desarollo y Construcción S.L.

35,000 JinkoSolar modules arrived in Colombia for the country’s first PV plant. The owner of the 9.9 MW project is Celsia Solar Yumbo. The plant will be located in an area of 18 ha in the municipality of Yumbo, in the metropolitan area of the city of Cali. With a project investment of US$10.6m, the plant will generate an estimated 16 GW/year.

100% guaranteed quality

JinkoSolar’s products deliver what they promise throughout their entire service life. Their testing and assured module reliability, methods and performance exceed the industry standards.

The production process includes 52 tests, which are performed on modules before delivery to their customers. JinkoSolar perform Electroluminescence Tests on 100% of its cells prior to lamination and post lamination on 100% of the modules, which ensure that the modules have no micro-cracks or problems. The company’s traceable quality system allows JinkoSolar to directly crossreference their solar cells with specific production parameters. Furthermore, each solar cell contains a code that allows the company to efficiently answer questions about each module.

JinkoSolar’s PV modules offer an outstanding anti- PID performance, which provides enhanced quality and reliability assurance to end users for the stable operation of their PV installations, especially those operating in hot and humid environments over their 25-year life span.

JinkoSolar recently announced that it is the first PV module solution vendor to guarantee the double IEC 62804 anti-PID standard for all of its PV modules. JinkoSolar’s mass-produced 1,500 V solar modules are guaranteed to steadily perform under 85ºC/85% relative humidity conditions (double 85) for 96 hours.

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