The contract with Swinerton Renewable Energy will see JinkoSolar supply 340,000 of its polycrystalline 72-cell panels.

Swinerton is delivering engineering, procurement, and construction as well as operations and maintenance services for the $188m project.

Scatec Solar is developing the project on approximately 650 acres of privately-owned land in Parowan.

Upon completion, the project will generate about 210 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per year.

It will interconnect to an existing transmission line. The solar plant, which is expected to start operations by the end of 2015, will generate enough energy for about 18,500 homes per year and avoid around 145,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power will buy the energy generated from the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Swinerton Renewable Energy vice president and division manager George Hershman said: "Swinerton is excited to continue our successful partnership with JinkoSolar — an innovative leader in the Solar Industry — and to bring jobs and years of clean power to the Parowan residents."

JinkoSolar (U.S.) general manager Nigel Cockroft said: "The Red Hills project is a true testament of the positive progression in the sustainable energy industry, which JinkoSolar is proud to support."

Image: JinkoSolar will supply 340,000 of its polycrystalline 72-cell panels for the Utah Red Hills renewable park project in the US. Photo: Courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography/