JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company," NYSE: JKS), a leading global solar power product manufacturer, today announced that it has donated 15kW of solar panels to three local elementary schools located in Chengduo County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Upon completion in mid-October, the solar PV system will provide enough power to meet the schools' basic electricity needs.
In addition, hundreds of books, clothing, computers and other necessary supplies donated by Jinko employees have already been delivered to the schools in time for the start of the school year.
With an elevation above 4000 meters, the prefecture does not have complete access to the national grid and therefore suffers chronic power outages. Following the 2010 earthquake that hit the region, the application of solar power is a quick and dependable solution to improve the population's quality of life. In order to accelerate the installation, engineers from JinkoSolar visited the schools several times to ensure that the most optimal system is installed.
"To further aid in the reconstruction of Yushu Prefecture, JinkoSolar has donated solar panels that will help alleviate the energy difficulties the local population encounters on a daily basis," commented Mr. Kangping Chen, JinkoSolar's Chief Executive Officer. "As one of the world's leading solar product manufacturers, and in pursuit of the excellence that JinkoSolar is known globally for, we have never forgotten to give back to the community. These panels will greatly improve the learning environment for Yushu's children who are the future of the area's development."