Chinese PV module supplier JinkoSolar, stated that it has completed the supply of 132MW solar panels to Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) for the Techren Solar 1 Project in Boulder City, Nevada.
SRE is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for Clēnera, which has selected JinkoSolar for the supply of over 350,000 of its 1500-volt mono PERC modules to power the solar project. The project will be located in the Eldorado Valley Energy Zone, 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
JinkoSolar US General Manager Nigel Cockroft said: “We are pleased to be working with both Swinerton and Clēnera on another sizeable project. It has always been our mission to be recognized as the most reliable module supplier in the US, and it is due to our commitment to delivering reliable products and exceptional customer service that industry leaders like Swinerton and Clēnera continue to be long-term partners.”
This solar project will supply power to Nevada Power Corporation under a 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Clēnera operations vice president Michael Gallego said: “Reliability has always been a key factor when selecting EPC’s and suppliers. It is particularly important with larger projects like Techren 1 that we select partners who are dependable and consistent in their work; Swinerton and JinkoSolar encompass both of these traits.”
In October, the PV module supplier had entered into a contract with Decmil Australia to supply its solar modules for 255MW Sunraysia Solar Farm.
This solar farm will be located in Australia, whose construction began this year. The project will also include a large scale battery storage array.
The project is being developed by Maoneng Group, an Australian-Chinese developer, owner and operator of renewable power generation assets. The company has a pipeline of 500MW solar plants in Australia and sells the energy and the large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) to Australian businesses and governments through a combination of medium and long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs).
Financial close for this solar plant was reached in October this year. This solar farm is claimed to be a key step in AGL Energy’s plan to replace its aging and increasingly decrepit coal-fired generator. Construction phase of this project is expected to create nearly 400 jobs in Balranald.