JinkoSolar Holding Co. is donating 57 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 three non-profits in the U.S.: the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) in Petaluma, Calif., the Sciencenter, in Ithaca, N.Y., 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.”
— Solar Builder magazine