JinkoSolar and Marubeni enters PPA for Sweihan Photovoltaic Independent Power Project in Abu Dhabi

A consortium comprising China-based solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited and Japan-based Marubeni Corporation have signed a PPA with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) for a 1,177 MW DC solar PV project located at Sweihan, emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. A special purpose company jointly owned by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) will construct the plant, and operate and maintain the plant for 25 years. The power generated will be sold to ADWEC, a wholly owned entity of ADWEA. The project is likely to begin operations by 2019.