Tripling Solar Cell Production JinkoSolar, one of the largest solar module producers in the world, is ramping up its solar cell production tremendously. It is building a 20 gigawatt solar cell factory that is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2021. The factory is being built in Chuxiong, Yunnan Province, China. The first 10 gigawatt (GW) half of the factory is supposed to be online by May 2021. If 20 GW sounds like a lot to you, that’s because it is. In fact, it’s such an enormous production capacity that this would make it the largest solar cell factory in the world, according to JinkoSolar (and I have no evidence indicating otherwise). Also noteworthy, the 20 GW production capacity would resulting in a tripling of the company’s overall production capacity, bringing that total up to 30 GW. The factory itself will be powered by solar PV and hydropower. AAA Credit Rating — One of a Kind JinkoSolar also recently announced a different kind of first in the Chinese solar market. It became the only solar PV company in the Chinese market to have a AAA credit rating. “This highest rating is the recognition of market quality […]

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