Daily News Wrap-Up_ Boeing Turns to Solar; Jinko, Risen, ZNShine Announce Supply Orders

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

JinkoSolar said that it had supplied the Trung Nam Group with 611 MW of Tiger bifacial transparent backsheet modules, which were installed at the Thuan Nam solar power project in Vietnam. Located in Thuan Nam, the solar power project is one of the largest solar power projects by capacity using bifacial modules in both Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The Tiger series modules utilize half-cell technology and incorporate tiling ribbon technology into the cell design to improve shading tolerance and eliminate any inter-cell gap to ensure high reliability and high efficiency.

U.S.-based aerospace company Boeing and the Salt River Project (SRP) Utility have signed a multi-year agreement to power Boeing’s Mesa facility with solar energy. Boeing will be one of several companies to receive power from SRP’s soon-to-be-built 100 MW of solar project in Eloy, Arizona. The project is expected to begin its commercial operation in December 2021. Boeing’s Mesa facility will receive about 25% of its electricity needs from this project over the next 15 years. This supports the company’s overall goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025.

ZNShine Solar, a solar module manufacturer, said that it would supply 214 MW of double glass with frame solar modules to Ayana Renewable Power for the installation of a new photovoltaic project in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Ayana Renewable Energy set an objective to add at least 2 GW of renewable power in countries such as India.


Dana Incorporated announced it plans to develop a manufacturing facility in Pune, India, to expand its production capabilities in the region. The company will produce inverters, low-to high-voltage electric motors, and vehicle control units at the facility. The company stated that the facility is scheduled to open later this year that would supply technologies to manufacturers for a variety of electric vehicle applications, including buses and trucks.

Sembcorp Holding Company, a fully-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GDS Holdings Limited, a developer and operator of data centers in China. According to the MoU, both companies will work together to provide renewable energy solutions for GDS data centers located in China. Both companies will also seek to explore other opportunities to realize operational synergies between GDS’s green data centers and Sembcorp’s renewable power generation and water management systems.

RENA Technologies GmbH a solar manufacturing equipment producer said that it received its biggest order to date from a tier 1 Asian manufacturer. The machines ordered, RENA InOxSide Fusion and RENA BatchTex XL, have a production capacity of more than 15 GW and will be used in several projects for the expansion of Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) solar cell production. The company said that the newly developed InOxSide fusion technology would help reduce the production cost of solar cells.

Risen Solar, a solar photovoltaic products manufacturer, has signed a 140 MW supply contract with UPC-AC Energy Solar Asia Limited. The multi-party deal, accommodating various stakeholder requirements, consists of Risen’s Mono PERC modules being provided over the turn of this year and into early 2021. UPC-AC Energy SA, a joint venture company between UPC Renewables and AC Energy, has over 1 GW of solar projects in its pipeline across the Asia Pacific.

Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.