JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd, one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world, has announced that it has committed to the RE100 and EP100 initiatives. These global campaigns are led by The Climate Group, an international non-profit organization working closely with powerful business networks and governments to bring innovative solutions to scale. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Distributed Generation: Minigrid Microgrid Zero Emission 2018-2038.
The RE100 initiative brings together the world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. To reach this global climate goal and drive a low carbon economy, each company has committed to source 100% of the electricity used across their global operations from renewable sources. The EP100 initiative brings together a growing group of energy-smart companies committed to doing more with less.
As part of the pledge, JinkoSolar will power all of its solar plants and global operations with 100% renewable power by 2025. By 2030, the Company will deploy an energy management system across its operations and improve its energy productivity by 30% when compared to 2016. To work towards these goals, JinkoSolar has also signed up for the EP100 Cooling Challenge to increase the energy efficiency of its cooling operations.
Mr. Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar, commented, "We care about long-term sustainability just as much as we care about the quality of our products. We continuously encourage our suppliers to source renewable electricity and support green practices. As one of the leading companies in the renewable energy sector, it is important to be responsible role models for a sustainable future. The core of our business is to be green and we are thrilled to be the first global solar manufacturer becoming a member of the RE100 and EP100 initiatives."
Yuming Hui, China Director, The Climate Group, said, "It's fantastic to see JinkoSolar leading by example on cleaner, smarter energy use and investing in solar power and energy efficient cooling. By joining RE100 and EP100, JinkoSolar is putting itself on the map in a busy week for global climate action and demonstrating what can be done. The private sector has a vital role to play in accelerating China's clean economy, and we hope many more companies will follow suit."
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 10.5 GW for silicon wafers, 7.4 GW for solar cells, and 12.6 GW for solar modules.JinkoSolar has over 13,500 employees across its 7 productions facilities globally, 15 oversea subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in China, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.
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