Jinkosolar to Supply 2,750 MW Solar Modules to Nextera Energy

Once fully operational, JinkoSolar’s Jacksonville factory is expected to have the capacity to build 400 megawatts of solar modules annually – more than 1 million solar panels a year.

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China-based JinkoSolar and US-based NextEra Energy has announced one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history.

NextEra Energy is the counterparty to a major supply agreement that was announced by JinkoSolar in January.

The companies amended the agreement this month, and JinkoSolar will supply NextEra Energy with up to 2,750 megawatts of high-efficiency solar modules – roughly 7 million solar panels – over approximately four years.

In conjunction with this agreement, JinkoSolar is opening its first US factory in Jacksonville, Florida, which is expected to create more than 200 direct jobs in Florida and support hundreds of additional local jobs in shipping and other related industries.

Commenting on the development, NextEra Energy, Chairman and CEO, Jim Robo said, “As NextEra Energy continues to invest heavily in new solar projects across the country, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to buy cost-effective, reliable solar panels made here in America. JinkoSolar shares our commitment to delivering affordable clean energy solutions, and we are pleased to welcome them to our home state of Florida.”

Once fully operational, JinkoSolar’s Jacksonville factory is expected to have the capacity to build 400 megawatts of solar modules annually – more than 1 million solar panels a year.

The production is expected to begin later this year. JinkoSolar anticipates using the Port of Jacksonville for a large volume of importing and exporting activities.

“Investing in this solar panel manufacturing facility makes clear our commitment to Florida and the growing US market,” said Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar.

“This will be one of the world’s most advanced solar panel manufacturing facilities, which will provide us with the flexibility and manufacturing capacity to support our local partners and growing US customer base,” Kangping added.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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