Jinchang Municipal Government and Shanghai Alex Solar Energy Science and Technology Co., Ltd (‘Alex Solar’), a vertically integrated solar product manufacturer and PV system solution provider, signed an agreement to develop 1GW of photovoltaic solar capacity in the Jinchang City development center over a 5-year plan extending to 2016.
The signing ceremony marks the beginning of Alex Solar’s long-term growth plan to expand in the municipality of Jinchang, a city known for its vast land and rich sunshine. The total investment is said to be about 11 billion yuan and is owned, financed and developed solely by Alex Solar. The company will build solar power stations in the western slope of Jinchang City and the new factory will be developed in the area identified as the new Economic and Technological Development Zone which has a scale of 300 MW alone.
ZHANG LINGPING, Municipal Party Committee Secretary, presided over the ceremony and expressed warm congratulations on the success of the project. ‘This project happens just in time to support China’s 12th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development focusing on the energy, technology and health care sectors,’ says Zhang. ‘Jinchang City is rich in natural resources and its sizable territory provides a platform for developing solar plants employing unique grid architecture.’ Mr. Zhang explained that the government will ‘be adhering to this agreement and will provide all the necessary support to ensure this project gets an early start achieving early results.’
ZHANG LIANWEN, Chairman of Alex Solar, says the signing ceremony is an opportunity to seek further cooperation with the city of Jinchang in order to continue his mission of ‘utilizing science and technology to improve the quality of life for all people domestically and abroad.’ Mr. Zhang Lianwen also recognizes that the ceremony signifies ‘an era of growth in Jinchang, bringing new business, increased revenue and more jobs to the developing area. Alex Solar is happy to be spearheading that growth.’
Alex Solar is a high-tech enterprise engaged in the research and development, manufacture, sales, and technical support of crystalline silicon solar modules and solar cells, photovoltaic application systems, and other relevant solar products. The company has several projects in Europe, Australia, and Asia and complies with territory regulations having obtained certifications such as OHSAS, ISO, IEC, RINA, TUV, UL, CE, MCS, CEC, and PV CYCLE. Alex Solar currently has a vertically integrated annual production capacity of 600 MW.
The company is expanding rapidly and its focus is on long-term development and growth. Part of their strategy is to remain flexible in uncertain economic times which better positions them during a volatile economy. Alex Solar has a comprehensive and sensible business approach to its projects which combines their product quality and cost efficiency with innovative win-win solutions for domestic and foreign partners alike.
Jinchang City is located in northwestern Gansu Province at the north foot of the Qilian Mountains and known for its vast land, natural resources, dry climate, and rich sunshine. The city is also the home to China’s largest nickel deposits. Proven reserves of nickel in Jinchang are around 5.5 million tons which is 90% of China’s nickel reserves and the third largest in the world.