Swinerton Renewable Energy has awarded a contract to Chinese renewable energy producer JinkoSolar to supply 104MW dc of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park project in the US.
According to the terms of the contract, JinkoSolar is to deliver 340,000 utility-scale, high-efficiency polycrystalline 72-cell solar PV panels for the facility.
Norwegian Scatec Solar is the developer and owner for the renewable power project. The firm has assigned Swinerton Renewable Energy for construction of the facility and procurement of suitable technologies for it.
JinkoSolar US unit’s general manager Nigel Cockroft said: "The Red Hills project is a true testament of the positive progression in the sustainable energy industry, which JinkoSolar is proud to support."
Swinerton Renewable Energy vice-president and division manager George Hershman said: "Swinerton is excited to continue our successful partnership with JinkoSolar, which is an innovative leader in the Solar Industry, and to bring jobs and years of clean power to the Parowan residents.
Utah Red Hills Renewable Park is a great project for the city of Parowan and we couldn’t be more eager to work with this team."
Scatec Solar North America managing director Luigi Resta said: "Scatec Solar is proud to bring on experienced partners and proven technologies to build a project that will deliver clean and reliable energy to the residents of Utah.
"Our team on the ground is excited to be building the first utility-scale PV project in a state with such incredible solar potential."
The proposed renewable park is expected to generate nearly 210 million KWH of power annually.
Once operational, the facility is likely to meet the energy requirements of around 18,500 homes and bring down 145,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Power produced from the site will be supplied to the grid via PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).