JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.,a global leader in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, recently announced that it has donated 57kW to GRID Alternatives, a national non-profit organization that makes solar power and solar job training accessible to underserved communities.
JinkoSolar’s high-efficiency panels will help GRID Alternatives provide solar systems to approximately 16 low-income families in the Washington DC area, which is expected to save them $533,000 in lifetime energy costs. This donation will prevent 1094 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent to 209 cars taken off the roads for a year, or 25,700 trees planted.
“JinkoSolar is grateful to be given the opportunity to provide solar, a cost-saving solution, to lower-income families,” said Nigel Cockroft, General Manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “We commend our friends at GRID Alternatives as they continue to educate, train, and contribute to communities across the U.S.”
“These 16 systems will not only provide much-needed monthly savings to struggling families, but will also provide over 2000 hours of hands-on solar job training opportunities to help people find work in the growing solar industry,” said Erica Mackie, GRID Alternatives CEO and co-founder. “We couldn’t do it without supporters like JinkoSolar.”