JinkoSolar has supplied 34MW of solar modules to sPower for four solar PV power projects in Antelope Valley, California. The projects are expected to generate enough clean solar power to serve the needs of approximately 4,110 homes per year.
According to the terms of the contract, JinkoSolar supplied approximately 115,000 of its 305W high efficiency solar PV modules to sPower for the 34MW solar plant which is comprised of four separate projects located in Lancaster and Victorville, California. When fully operational, the sPower facility can reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by roughly 45,050 metric tons annually. sPower has a 20-year power purchase agreement in place with Southern California Edison (SCE) to purchase 34MW of clean energy output from the facilities. Swinerton Builders was the primary EPC for the project, which is expected to commence operations by November 30, 2014.
“The abundance of solar energy in California makes PV modules the ideal solution to fulfill local electricity needs, and JinkoSolar's modules are well suited to such a demanding environment,” said Mr. Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc.
“This is a significant milestone for sPower -- bringing online the first major group of projects after our merger with Fir Tree-backed developer Silverado Power earlier this year. The development of these projects has brought jobs and economic benefits to the Antelope Valley, while providing a sustainable future for the surrounding area,” said sPower CEO, Mr. Ryan Creamer. “We look forward to teaming with JinkoSolar on many more projects. Their experienced team is extremely capable, and we are pleased with the quality and performance of their PV modules.”