Chinese Photovoltaic Enterprises Combine for More Than 80 Million Yuan in Donations Towards Coronavirus Relief Efforts

PVTIME – The recent novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Wuhan, China, has severely impacted the lives of the Chinese people and economic activity within China. During the lunar new year, most Chinese industries shut down for two weeks and are not expected to be operational until February 17 (with February 10 being the earliest) due to extended precautionary protocol in efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese enterprises, multinational corporations, and philanthropists from around the word have been making donations to support the authorities and the people with their fight against the epidemic. As of last week, some 130 listed companies have pledged an estimated 725 million yuan in cash and supplies according to official information gathered from the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchange websites.

Among these donors, Chinese photovoltaic enterprises have combined for about 80 million yuan in total donations for epidemic relief efforts.

January 26

Huawei donates 30 million yuan to Wuhan charities for coronavirus relief efforts.

JA Solar donates 10 million yuan to the fight against the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak, to help local medical institutions purchase urgently-needed supplies including medicine, medical supplies, masks, protective clothing, goggles, etc.

Risen Energy’s board of directors unanimously agreed to donate 5 million yuan through the Red Cross for the prevention and control of the epidemic. The funds are to be used for the purchasing of medical supplies as well as to provide support to the medical personnel on the frontline.

LONGi Solar pledges 1000 yuan/person/day to the team of 137 medical professionals, comprised of staff from Shaanxi province’s Air Force Military Medical University’s Xijing and Tangdu Hospitals, who set off on January 24 to join the frontline battle against the epidemic in Wuhan.

January 29

CHINT contributes more than 1 million USD in medical protective supplies to epidemic relief efforts.

Tongwei supports the frontline fight against the epidemic in Wuhan and surrounding areas in the province of Hubei by donating 10 million yuan through the China Guangcai Foundation.

Sungrow contributes 3 million yuan towards the construction of Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan and epidemic relief efforts through the Red Cross.

February 1

Solis donates 1 million yuan to support Ningbo medical staff who have journeyed to the frontline in the fight against the epidemic, to the nursing staff of Xiangshan Hospital in Ningbo dedicated to caring after affected patients, and donates 10,000 masks to the government of Xiangshang County.

February 12

JinkoSolar releases statement outlining the company’s global efforts to gather masks and medical supplies for affected areas.

February 14

JinkoSolar donates 7 million yuan while its Chairman, David Lee, and CEO, Kangping Chen, donate another 5 million yuan collectively. Altogether, 12 million yuan is being donated to the Shanghai Red Cross, Shangrao Red Cross, Jiangxi Red Cross, Zhejiang Red Cross, Haining Red Cross and Yuhuan Red Cross. The donation will be used to reward local medical teams sent to Hubei province to aid in coronavirus control, and for the purchasing of medical supplies at local hospitals.