China-based JinkoSolar, a global leader in the PV industry, today announced the inauguration of a solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. The ceremony was attended by JinkoSolar CEO Kangping Chen, and some Malaysia prestigious government officials.
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The construction of the facility has been finished and put into operation weeks ago. Since fully operation, the annual capacity will reach 500MW solar cells with up to 22.5 percent conversion efficiencies and 450 MW solar modules.
The Malaysian plant will be JinkoSolar’s first overseas cell production facility and its module capacity will add to its overseas module capacity, currently located in South Africa and Portugal. This state-of-the-art facility is about 25,000 square meters, and will house 7 solar cell production lines when fully online. It utilizes the latest highly-automated production equipment and JinkoSolar’s best practice of manufacturing, and will offer 1,200 job opportunities and generate annual revenue about 2 billion RMB.
Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar said:
“Since we made decision to build up this Malaysia Fab last December, we took less than 6 month to complete it and now it is already in production, benefiting from our leading manufacturing technology, and efficiently-run global operations and management. Again we demonstrate JinkoSolar’s execution and magic speed. The scale and breadth of this cell and module fab campus in Malaysia will be a core element of our technology and global manufacturing roadmap to meet continuing escalating demand of our solar PV products.”