This month only, a Chinese solar panel manufacturer JinkoSolar has been supplying PV modules for a number of very diverse solar projects across the globe, ranging from the Everest Base Camp to the 24.5 MW facilities in New Mexico, from a PV plant at the La Silla Observatory in Chile to the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand.
The 24 MW PV plant in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand belongs to Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited, one of the biggest power producers and EPC companies in the country. The farm is located close to the coastline and has to withstand tropical monsoons, high temperature and humidity all year round. JinkoSolar claims that, unlike some other solar modules, its PID-free "Eagle" modules are certified against such severe environmental conditions, and have been therefore chosen for this project.
The project in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province has already been successfully connected to the grid, the company announced yesterday.
JinkoSolar, which already has a wide client base across five continents, is now calling for the development of an energy Internet, a global energy system with decentralized solar PV as a mainstream power source. The company is invited to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2016, where it is planning to present its vision of the solar-powered future.
The hundreds and thousands of distributed solar power plants across the country creates an energy Internet. The energy Internet changes the way the electricity is produced, distributed, consumed and traded due to the increasingly favorable economics of solar installations," the chairman of JinkoSolar Xiande Li said yesterday. Through international cooperation, and with imagination, inspiration, investment and implementation, our global energy interconnection can be created in the foreseeable future to benefit all of mankind".