This week JinkoSolar held an opening ceremony at its new manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The new plant made headlines when it was announced because the Chinese company decided to set up manufacturing in the U.S. in response to the new solar tariffs that are now put on solar panels imported from China. As of now Jinko is the only Chinese-owned solar company to set up shop in the US.
Pilot production at the Jinko manufacturing facility began in November 2018 and has since been steadily ramping up. It expects to be in full production in a couple of months. Once fully operational, the $50 million facility will employ 200 workers and manufacture 400 megawatts of high powered panels annually.