JinkoSolar donating 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to GRID Alternatives

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JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. is partnering with everyone’s favorite nonprofit solar installer, GRID Alternatives. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives’ work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country.

JinkoSolar’s contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of providing solar to an estimated 1600 families and multifamily affordable housing providers in 2017, saving them millions of dollars in energy costs over the system lifetimes while giving hands-on installation training to over 5000 individuals.

“JinkoSolar is proud to support GRID Alternatives, as they continue to service low-income families across the nation,” said Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “Ensuring all communities have access to clean energy is extremely important to us. We applaud GRID’s unique model which provides underserved communities with the cost-saving benefits of solar and valuable hands-on training to community members interested in building a career in the solar industry.”

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This is JinkoSolar’s largest philanthropic donation to GRID Alternatives to-date, building on several previous years of support for the organization and its mission.

“Large-scale equipment partnerships like JinkoSolar’s help us bring the benefits of solar – financial savings, job opportunities, and a clean, renewable energy source – to families and communities that would not otherwise have access,” said Erica Mackie, GRID Alternatives CEO and co-founder. “We’re grateful for JinkoSolar’s support.”

— Solar Builder magazine

JinkoSolar promotes long-term solar project financing through new PACE program

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc., is partnering with CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital to offer long-term project financing to US commercial project customers through the SolarPACE program.

jinkosolarSolarPACE is designed to maximize solar energy cash flow to commercial and industrial (C&I) property owners. CleanFund fully funds the installation of the system, while end users re-pay CleanFund through property taxes over terms as long as 30 years. SolarPACE solves most credit challenges found in commercial solar project financing. There are solutions for tenants who are leasing their properties, as well as flexible options to utilize solar tax credits. Project developers who use JinkoSolar modules together with SolarPACE will be eligible for incentives that will lower their project costs.

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“SolarPACE is an excellent fit for the C&I space because it uniquely maximizes cash flow for the end customer, a value proposition we think our customers will find useful for their sales toolkits,” said Nigel Cockroft, General Manager at JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “We always seek to enhance our installers’ competitiveness, and this partnership with CleanFund will be key to that effort.”

“As a provider of long-term financing, we appreciate projects integrated with high quality materials from reliable suppliers,” said Brandon Deno, Vice President of Solar at CleanFund. “JinkoSolar has a proven reputation as a dependable and world-class module manufacturer.”

 

— Solar Builder magazine

JinkoSolar says its entire PV module portfolio meets IEC 62804 PID standard

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JinkoSolar Holding Co., a leader in the photovoltaic industry, sent word that its entire portfolio of PV modules passed the 96-hour Potential Induced Degradation (PID) resistance test under the conditions of 85℃ degrees and 85% relative humidity (double 85) at +/-1,000V as required by IEC62804 standards with a degradation of less than 5%. JinkoSolar is the first PV module manufacture in the industry to guarantee anti-PID under double 85 condition with the warranty of less than 5% degradation for its PV modules.

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“JinkoSolar’s PV solar modules are 100% in compliance with double 85 anti-PID standards and offer the related warranty, which marks a milestone in anti-PID technology development of the solar industry and demonstrates our leading position in the field. We will continue to improve our anti-PID system to generate a better performance under higher voltage and other tougher conditions. The Company is committed to providing its global customers with the most reliable, high-quality PV solar products and to ensure the steady output of solar system and client’s investment return,” commented Mr. Kangping Chen, JinkoSolar’s Chief Executive Officer.

— Solar Builder magazine

First solar module recycling program launched by JinkoSolar

jinkosolarJinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc., in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and a coalition of other solar companies, is launching the nation’s first PV recycling program, which includes a network of cost-effective recyclers that can responsibly dispose of decommissioned PV modules.

While JinkoSolar modules are expected to last at least 25 years, PV system owners now have dedicated resources to help aid in responsible disposal of modules once they reach the end of their life cycle. JinkoSolar modules recently passed toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) tests. Products that do not leach toxic materials at levels exceeding regulatory limits are termed TCLP compliant. TCLP compliant JinkoSolar modules will give system owners more time and flexibility to dispose of the modules.

“JinkoSolar has always been keen to ensure that its modules are clean and eco-friendly from cradle to grave,” said Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “By passing TCLP tests and helping start this recycling framework, JinkoSolar has shown that it is a true leader in environmental responsibility.”

— Solar Builder magazine

JinkoSolar partners with CivicSolar to distribute Eagle module line

JinkoSolar entered into a Master Purchase Agreement with national full service solar distributor CivicSolar. Under the terms of the agreement, JinkoSolar has been selected by CivicSolar as a Preferred Module Partner and will account for 25 percent of CivicSolar’s module sales. CivicSolar is currently offering JinkoSolar’s Eagle (PID-free) and MX (optimized) modules to its customers.

jinkosolarJinkoSolar’s Eagle modules protect against potential induced degradation (PID) loss and allow installers to use transformerless inverters. The MX modules have three optimizers in the junction box performing cell string maximum power point tracking (MPPT), which improve tolerance to soiling and shading and enable more compact system designs. Both panel types offer superior energy harvest.

“CivicSolar is thrilled to be working with JinkoSolar, a company committed to offering technology tailored to fit our customers’ needs,” said Stuart Rentz, President of CivicSolar. “JinkoSolar’s product reliability and commitment to on-time delivery are reasons why we have selected them as our Preferred Module Partner.”

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“JinkoSolar has made the distribution market one of its priorities and is excited to announce this agreement with an established national player like CivicSolar,” said Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “Our Eagle and MX modules will support CivicSolar’s existing customers and attract new ones.”

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.

CivicSolar is the 35th fastest growing privately held energy company in the US and serves over 3,500 contractors throughout the United States, Caribbean and Latin America and works hard to empower solar installers by delivering quality equipment, engineering, financing, and competitive pricing for every job.

— Solar Builder magazine