JinkoSolar lands supply contract for Europe's largest bifacial solar farm yet

Oct 20, 2020 04:09 PM ET
  • JinkoSolar has actually penciled a module supply arrangement to supply bifacial panels for Europe's largest bifacial solar project to date.
JinkoSolar lands supply contract for Europe's largest bifacial solar farm yet
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The 'Solar Module Super League' (SMSL) provider will certainly supply 204MW of its Swan bifacial modules, featuring clear backsheets from DuPont, for the Kozani project in Greece.

Juwi Hellas, the Greek subsidiary of German EPC juwi, is bringing the project onward in the north of the country with building and construction set to start in November 2021.

Frank Niendorf, general manager of JinkoSolar Europe, said the Kozani project will end up being Europe's "criteria for renewable resource" in connection with subsidy-free solar at an affordable rate.

"It is also one of the biggest energy scale projects ever built in Europe to make use of bifacial modules and also JinkoSolar is very proud to be a part of such a turning point," he stated.

Takis Sarris, handling supervisor at juwi Hellas, meanwhile claimed the firm was releasing "a brand-new age for PV in Greece" given that the project will not be obtaining any type of subsidies from the Greek state.

The Kozani project was granted a contract in Greece's renewable resource public auction in April in 2014, with juwi striking an agreement to market power a cost of EUR0.0573/ kWh. Construction was due to begin in December last year, nevertheless building has actually been postponed.

In February this year ELPE Renewables, the renewables department of Greek petroleum giant ELPE, accepted acquire the project from juwi when total, utilizing financing provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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