“DuPont deploys science to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems – the growing global demand for energy is chief among them,” said Walt Cheng, managing director, DuPont Electronics & Communications, Greater China. “By collaborating with leading companies such as JinkoSolar, we can optimize the science of solar technology today and accelerate the development of new advanced materials that will continue to make clean and sustainable solar energy better and increasingly more affordable.”
Areas of potential collaboration include technical development efforts to support continued improvements in the efficiency, durability and reliability of solar cells and panels, including through development and supply of advanced materials including DuPont Solamet PV19x series photovoltaic metallization pastes and DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride films, as well as co-marketing collaborations aimed at promoting the broader and faster adoption of solar energy to help address the world’s growing energy needs.
“JinkoSolar has worked very successfully with DuPont in the past to help enhance the power output and durability of our solar panels, and we look forward to further advances based on this strategic collaboration,” said Kangping Chen, CEO, JinkoSolar. “Our company’s mission is to change the way we generate and use electricity, optimize the energy portfolio and enable a more sustainable future by delivering the cleanest, most efficient and economic solar energy solutions; and we will work to achieve this critical aim together with DuPont.”
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 2.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.0 GW for solar cells, and 3.2 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2014. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China and has connected approximately 500 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of December 31, 2014.