SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, today announced that it has donated 57 kilowatts (kW) to Everybody Solar, a U.S. non-profit organization working to provide solar to local charities.
JinkoSolar's donation of 212 of its high-efficiency PV modules will help Everybody Solar provide solar energy systems to 3 non-profits in the U.S.: the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) in Petaluma, California, the Sciencenter, in Ithaca, New York, and a third yet to be announced.
COTS provides life-saving shelter and transformative programs to families, children, and adults in Sonoma County, CA. The organization provides 322 beds of emergency shelter, both transitional and permanent housing, and serves 120 hot meals per day. The JinkoSolar PV modules will help Everybody Solar build a 27 kW system for COTS, saving it over $7,000 per year in electricity bills, money COTS can use for other purposes.
The Sciencenter, which welcomes over 100,000 visitors from across the country each year, is in the process of creating a new exhibit that will empower guests to engage in sustainable practices in their daily lives. The JinkoSolar PV modules will power this and several other Sciencenter exhibits.
"JinkoSolar is proud to support Everybody Solar with its philanthropic projects, and we are delighted to learn that our panels will be used to power three noteworthy causes," said Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. "We applaud our friends at Everybody Solar as they continue to service our communities, while simultaneously contributing to a more sustainable future."
"We are thrilled to partner with JinkoSolar, whose generous donation will help us provide free solar energy systems to several great charities in the U.S.," said Youness Scally, Executive Director and Co-founder of Everybody Solar. "JinkoSolar has been one of Everybody Solar's greatest supporters since our founding, and we are proud to partner with them as our primary PV module provider."
About JinkoSolar Holdings Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.5 GW for solar cells, and 4.0 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2015. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and has connected approximately 846 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of September 30, 2015.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 12 global sales offices in China, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico and 11 oversea subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile.
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About Everybody Solar
Everybody Solar is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, CA. They work to protect the environment and strengthen U.S. communities through solar energy projects. By providing solar power to local charities, they help these organizations reduce electricity costs and direct their limited resources to the communities they serve. Everybody Solar is a charitable organization and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the public to perform its mission.
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