May 17, 2020

PROINSO INDIA signs Distribution Agreement with JINKO SOLAR

PROINSO INDIA
JINKO SOLAR
Photovoltaic industry
Solar
Freddie Pierce
2 min
Photovoltaic solar panels.
Follow @SamJermy Follow @SupplyChainD PROINSO India announced it has signed a distribution agreement with aglobal leader in the solar Photovoltaic ind...

 

PROINSO India announced it has signed a distribution agreement with a global leader in the solar Photovoltaic industry, JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.

According to the terms of the agreement, PROINSO will begin distributing JinkoSolar solar PV modules through its extensive sales network in India. PROINSO will make use of its Mumbai office, the experienced professionals who staff it and 125 qualified installers who form part of its network in India.

Kunal Chandra, Head of PROINSO India, highlighted the importance of this new agreement. He said: “over the past three years, we have supplied more than 100 MW of PV modules and have provided installation services for over 150 projects across India. We are extremely careful in choosing our partners and chose to build a relationship with JinkoSolar given their excellent reputation and strength across the entire solar spectrum.

“India has significant fundamental growth drivers in its solar market and we are intent on playing a major role in its development by laying a stronger foundation. We are confident that we have chosen the right partner in JinkoSolar, a company that shares the same long-term vision.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Xiande Li who is Chairman of JinkoSolar, commented: "PROINSO’s unique business model is driving real growth in the Indian distribution market and we're pleased to partner with them,"

"PROINSO has a solid reputation for providing customers with high-quality, high-efficiency products, making them a perfect match with our corporate culture. This agreement further strengthens our industry leading customer base and reflects our strong position in the Indian market.”

JinkoSolar is a global leader in the solar PV industry with production operations across the world. It sells electricity in China and distribute its solar products to a diversified customer base. For more information, visit www.jinkosolar.com

PROINSO specialises in the supply of PV modules, solar kits and much more.Visit www.proinso.net to find out more.

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Jun 21, 2021

Elon Musk's Boring Co. planning wider tunnels for freight

BoringCompany
supplychain
freight
elonmusk
2 min
Elon Musk’s tunnelling firm plans underground freight tunnels with shipping containers moved on “battery-powered freight carriers”, according to reports

Elon Musk’s drilling outfit The Boring Company could be shifting its focus towards subterranean freight and logistics solutions, according to reports. 

A Boring Co. pitch deck seen and shared by Bloomberg depicts plans to construct wider tunnels designed to accommodate shipping containers. 

Founded by Tesla CEO Musk in 2016, the company initially stated its mission was to offer safer, faster point-to-point transport for people, particularly in cities plagued by traffic congestion. It also planned longer tunnels to ferry passengers between popular destinations across the US. 

The Boring Co. completed its first commercial project earlier this year in April. The 1.7m tunnel system is designed to move professionals between convention centres in Las Vegas using Tesla EVs. It says the Las Vegas Convention Centre Loop can cut travel time between venues from 45 minutes to just two. 

 

Boring Co.'s new freight tunnels

The Boring Co.'s new tunnel designs would allow freight to be transported on purpose built platforms, labelled as “battery-powered freight carriers”. The document shows that, though the containers could technically fit within its current 12-foot tunnels, wider tunnels would be more efficient. Designs for a new tunnel, 21 feet in diameter, show that they can comfortably accommodate two containers side-by-side, with a one-foot gap between them.

The Boring Co.’s new drilling machine, dubbed Prufrock, can tunnel at a rate of one mile per week, which is six times faster than its previous machine, and is designed to ‘porpoise’ - mimicking the marine animal by ‘diving’ below ground and reemerging once the tunnel is complete. 

Tesla’s supply chain woes 

Tesla is facing its own supply chain and logistic issues. The EV manufacturer has raised the price of its vehicles, with CEO Musk confirming the incremental hike was a result of “major supply chain pressure”. Musk replied to a disgruntled Twitter user, confused as to why prices were rising while features were being removed from the cars, saying the “raw materials especially” were a big issue. 

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Car manufacturing continues to be one of the industries hit hardest by a global shortage in semiconductor chips. While China’s chip manufacturing levels hit an all-time high in May, and the US is proposing a 25% tax credit for chip manufacturers, demand still outstrips supply. Automakers including Volkswagen and Audi have again said they expect reduced vehicle output in the next quarter due to a lack of semiconductors, with more factory downtime likely
 

Top Image credit: The Boring Company / @boringcompany

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