SHANGHAI — JinkoSolar will donate solar modules to the 2016 Chinese Everest Expedition Team (“the Team”). The modules will be installed at the Team’s South Base Camp.
JinkoSolar’s modules will be used as one of the world’s highest altitude PV systems located at the Team’s South Base Camp in Kathmandu, Nepal. The South Base Camp’s entire infrastructure including power generation was destroyed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake and Everest avalanche. With reconstruction works in 2016 underway, frequent power outages have become a major problem.
Using JinkoSolar modules, the new PV system will generate ample clean energy to meet the Team’s daily electricity needs and power communication systems between the camp and the expedition’s base camp. The use of clean energy will also serve as an example to protect the environment around the South Base Camp.
“Our module’s exceptional performance under extreme conditions as well as their high efficiency and reliability make them the ideal choice for China’s Everest Expedition Team,” commented Mr. Xiande Li, Chairman of Jinkosolar. “JinkoSolar and China’s Everest Expedition Team both share the same values which focus on the constant pursuit of excellence, determination and perseverance. We are delighted to support the Team with our products and hope this will give them momentum to continue moving forward.”
About JinkoSolar Holding 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 4.3 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2015. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and had connected approximately 1,006.6 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of December 31, 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.