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JinkoSolar reaches 100MW in grid-connected China PV projects

China solar company aims to double 100MW milestone by year’s end as latest two PV projects pass national grid acceptance inspection

JinkoSolar said it aim to have more than 200MW projects connected to the grid by the end of 2013

Chinese solar firm JinkoSolar has connected 100MW of PV projects to China's national grid with the aim to double the figure by the end of the year.

The company has achieved the milestone after its latest two solar projects - a 20MW PV plant in Shaya, Xinjiang Province and a 10MW PV plant in Gonghe, Qinghai Province - have successfully passed acceptance inspection procedures conducted by the BRIC country's national grid.

JinkoSolar now aims to more double the 100MW figure by the end of 2013.

Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar, said: ''We are pleased to announce this milestone and aim to have more than 200MW projects connected to the grid by the end of this year, then have aggregate amount of more than 500MW by the end of 2014, generating approximately 630Gwh of electricity and RMB590m (USD96.4m) in revenue''.

JinkoSolar's work in expanding its solar power project portfolio across China includes the company signing a contract with Three Gorges New Energy (CTGNE) in November. The contract was formed to develop a 50MW solar plant in China's Gansu Province. JinkoSolar also signed a three-year deal with CTGNE in February to deliver 600MW of its PV panels across western China.

The Shaya project is JinkoSolar's first solar project located in the desert region of Xinjiang Province. It comprises of around 80,000 JinkoSolar high-efficiency solar modules. The Gonghe power plant is located on the Tibetan Plateau in Gonghe County, Qinghai Province, which uses around 40,000 JinkoSolar 250W modules.

Chen said, about the projects: "Xinjiang's Shaya region and Qianghai's Gonghe County are rich in sunshine (Qianghai receives approximately 2,640-3,036 hours a year) making a solar power plant the ideal solution for electricity production.''