Ethiopia: JinkoSolar Supplies 2.6MW High-Efficiency Solar Panels for Off-Grid Project

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  • JinkoSolar has supplied the first batch shipment 1MW (out of 2.6MW) of high-efficiency PV modules for State Grid Corporation of China’s (SGCC) first off-grid PV pilot project in Ethiopia.
  • This project is the first off-grid PV project undertaken by SGCC in East Africa.
  • As the first demonstration project of the World Bank’s “Lighting Africa” program, it has extremely important strategic significance and demonstration effect, and has provided better electricity services to the African people.
  • Jinko Solar is the largest solar panel manufacturer in the world in terms of cumulative global shipments boasting accolades for the highest quality and performance.

This off-grid PV project in Ethiopia is owned by the Ethiopian Power Distribution Company and is funded by the World Bank. The project includes the design, supply, civil construction, installation and commissioning of the PV power stations in 4 villages and towns, as well as the operation and maintenance work for 6 months. Four sites of the project from the first stage have been fully installed by April and operating now with JinkoSolar modules adding an important value in this process. In addition, SGCC just won the second stage bid as well, total of 7 sites, including 2.6MW using JinkoSolar high-efficiency modules.

As the world’s leading PV company, JinkoSolar continues to deepen its global deployment, and deliver PV energy to regions with weak energy structures. Even in the special period of the epidemic, JinkoSolar still commits to the global deployment of PV energy, and bring more efficient new energy solutions to areas with insufficient power resources.

JinkoSolar modules producing electrons at one of the SGCC off grid sites in Ethiopia. Image credit: SGCC

The company has always been adhering to the corporate vision of “Revolutionize Our Energy Mix & Take Responsibility to Ensure A Sustainable Future.”, focusing on global energy needs, and committed to providing global customers with more comprehensive clean energy solutions.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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