JinkoSolar Holding, a China-based manufacturer of solar panels, has secured a cell module contract through Jinko Solar for supply to the Santa Luzia Complex. The contract is with Rio Alto for the supply of about 522 MW of cell modules.

According to the agreement, JinkoSolar will provide Tiger Neo 78 Cell modules for the early phase of the solar project. The Santa Luzia Complex, located in Santa Luzia and So Mamede cities, covers more than 1,700 ha of territory in Paraba State. It is being built with a $768 million investment and is anticipated to create 750 direct jobs. The project is divided into three phases, with the first currently under development and scheduled to be completed in May 2023.

Based in Shanghai, JinkoSolar provides solar products and services to international utility, commercial and residential customers worldwide. In January 2022, JinkoSolar Holding Corporation Limited won a tender for up to 1.85 GW of high efficiency solar modules from China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation, a China National Petroleum Corporation affiliated company specialising in project engineering and construction.

REGlobal’s Views: Brazil has emerged as an important renewable energy investment destination as the country tries to decarbonise its energy systems. JinkoSolar is rapidly expanding its reach and module supplies to different parts of the world so as to prevent shocks from supply chain and other geopolitical disruptions.