JinkoSolar to Supply PV Modules Worth 126 MW for Chile Project

JinkoSolar will supply 126 MW of solar modules for the expansion of an existing 160 MW solar PV park in Chile.

JinkoSolar, one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world, has announced that it will supply 126 MW of solar modules for the expansion of an existing 160 MW solar PV park in Chile.

The local contractor recently announced the 126 MW expansion of an existing 160 MW PV park located in the Antofagasta Region. The existing PV plant has been in operation since 2016 and already has 668,160 JinkoSolar panels installed which generate 400 GWh per year. The expansion will add an additional 315,900 JinkoSolar bifacial modules.

Once the expansion is complete and begins operations, the PV plant will have a total of 984,060 PV panels consisting of both monofacial and bifacial modules that are able to generate 789 GWh per year.

“This is the second project in Latin America to be equipped with our bifacial modules with transparent backsheets,” commented lberto Cuter, General Manager LATAM of JinkoSolar.

“Chile is the largest market for utility-scale projects in the region and we are continuously working to promote our high-quality modules there in order to support the development of renewable energy. The expansion of the PV plant equipped with our bifacial modules has already generated lower LCOE and is able to compete with traditional sources of energy. We are expecting to sell more bifacial modules in the coming few months across the region.”

Last month, we had reported that the firm had secured its first project in Latin America to supply its bifacial modules containing transparent backsheets. As per the deal, the company was contracted to supply 60.9 MW of solar PV modules for the first industrial hybrid plant, comprising solar and wind energy, in Chile.

The construction of the hybrid PV plant is expected to be completed by early 2021 and will use approx 154,710 bifacial panels manufactured by JinkoSolar to produce an estimated 184 GWh of electricity per year.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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