JinkoSolar considers spinning off downstream business

first_imgJinkoSolar considers spinning off downstream businessThe Chinese solar giant is considering floating its burgeoning plant development business after the Communist Party’s restated commitment to solar. January 13, 2014 Max Hall Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Chinese solar giant JinkoSolar, fresh from its acquisition of the manufacturing assets of bankrupt rival Topoint last week, is considering spinning off its downstream business. A press release issued by the vertically integrated solar company today, which predicts its solar project development portfolio will exceed 500 MW of installed capacity by the end of the year, says its “board of directors has authorized the exploration of strategic alternatives” for the solar palnt development business. The options to be considered include floating the downstream business or making it available as a potential merger or acquisition target to cash in on the Chinese government’s recently restated backing for solar energy – although, ironically, such a move would fly in the face of the Beijing government’s desire for solar industry consolidation. JinkoSolar’s agreement to lease the manufacturing operations of Topoint from today onwards – with a view to acquiring the assets permanently after the ongoing restructure of the bankrupt business by the Haining City Government and Haining City People’s Court – reportedly increased the company’s annual production capacity to 2 GW each for silicon ingots, wafers and cells and 2.1 GW for modules.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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