JinkoSolar named top crystalline module provider by PHOTON Power

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("the company") (NYSE: JKS), a fast-growing, vertically integrated solar power product manufacturer based in China, announced the company’s Jinko modules will be the biggest portion, up to 2.84 MW, used in the first phase of solar energy projects being planned by PHOTON Power AG, the latest subsidiary of the PHOTON Holding Group.

The two companies’ first collaboration is a 219.3 kW rooftop solar system at the Technology Center (TZA) in Aachen, Germany, which started generating power in July. This 860-module array will feed approximately 180,000 kWh of electricity into the local grid annually. JinkoSolar’s modules will cover approximately 1,500 square meters across the roof of the TZA.

PHOTON Power AG plans to install up to 8 MW of projects this year. In the company’s first module tender in February, JinkoSolar was rated the prime crystalline silicon module manufacturer, winning the largest share of up to 2.84 MW. The first batch of 515 kW of modules has been shipped to PHOTON Power AG.

"JinkoSolar was the top crystalline module manufacturer in our tender, offering the best price-to-power ratio for its product," said Ralf Heuser, board member of PHOTON Power. "We’re pleased that JinkoSolar’s modules will assist us in our efforts to lower the costs of PV power plants around the world."

"Being granted the opportunity to align ourselves with a reputable organization like PHOTON further validates JinkoSolar’s commitment to developing quality, cost-competitive solar products," said Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar. "We are looking forward to additional PHOTON Power projects with JinkoSolar modules."