Heraeus Photovoltaics announced that it has signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., to jointly develop new-generation Super PV Cells. Additionally, the agreement will include exploring energy markets along the Belt and Road regions in China.
Mr. Chen Kangping, CEO of JinkoSolar pointed out, "As one of our key partners, Heraeus Photovoltaics has provided great support to JinkoSolar’s growth over the past three years, and helped us to rank No. 1 with a global PV modules shipment of 6.7GW in 2016. With our shared envision and firm commitment to renewable energies, we are excited to sign this landmark agreement with Heraeus Photovoltaics, and convinced that our cooperation will lead to more fruitful results."
Andreas Liebheit, President of Heraeus Photovoltaics, said, "This is the third time our companies have signed a strategic partnership, and it sets a new benchmark of successful cooperation between upstream and downstream companies for the ever-changing and challenging PV industry. We believe that with a closer cooperation between the two leading companies, PV is expected to become the most economical and widely used energy form in the near future."
Mr. Kangping noted, "The new energy industry is one of the key areas of cooperation in the Belt and Road strategy. With increased competitiveness, new energy companies in China, including PV companies, have spared no efforts to explore overseas markets and expedited their global operations, We are very honored to receive such strong support from Heraeus Photovoltaics as our global partner throughout this process." Mr. Liebheit added that capitalizing on growth opportunities requires the ability to maximize strategic partnerships. "Innovation and a strong, stable product footprint are critical, but successful collaboration is the third leg of the stool," he said. "This partnership is a win for both companies: it will bring together the best and brightest technical minds from both companies to accelerate innovation and help us advance the adoption and growth of solar energy worldwide."