JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan project wins MESIA award

Large SolarThe Sweihan project is expected to be the world’s largest PV plant. (Image source: Steve Rainwater/Flickr)The record-breaking 1,177MW Sweihan project, co-developed by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority (ADEWA), won ‘Large Scale Solar Project of the Year’ by the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA)

When the Sweihan project is completed, at 1,177 MW, it will be the world’s largest PV plant. Beyond the size of the installation, the project also broke a world record in PV electricity generation cost. At the time when the bid was announced, the JinkoSolar-Marubeni bid of US$0.0242 /kwh was the lowest the world had ever seen.

The Sweihan project achieved such a large-scale and competitive generation cost largely due to the utilisation of JinkoSolar high efficiency monocrystalline solar modules. Given the limitation on the plot size, the use of JinkoSolar monocrystalline modules allowed for maximum output, enabling the world record scale. The high efficiency of the modules also allowed for decreases in the balance of system cost, enabling the world record low tender price.

“The recognition from MESIA further affirms the ground-breaking significance of the Sweihan project” noted Xiande Li, chairman of JinkoSolar. “Fueled by the success of the Sweihan project, we will continue to seek to produce cutting-edge high efficiency modules, fulfilling our vision of optimising the world’s energy structure and blazing new trails in solar power,” he stated.

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