JinkoSolar Partners with GRID Alternatives to Extend Solar and Jobs to Underserved Communities
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer. 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.”
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.”