JinkoSolar has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Must Zimbabwe, one of the biggest distributors of photovoltaic modules, inverters, batteries and energy storage systems in the Zimbabwean market. JinkoSolar will supply over 100MWh of its ESS products to Must, including lithium iron phosphate battery system units for residential use and LFP container storage systems for C&I power demand.
The JinkoSolar energy storage system features higher energy density while maintaining long life span and safety. It uses lithium iron phosphate (LFP) as its anode material with the additional advantage of no memory effect, so the battery can be charged and discharged shallowly and frequently, effectively improving system efficiency. It also incorporates protection functions like over-charge, over-discharge, over-current and abnormal temperature, guaranteeing reliability & safety over the system’s lifespan.
Flexible design configuration is another key feature of the JInkoSolar ESS, an important factor in meeting requirements for different application scenarios in Africa. In relatively developed areas of the continent, the system supports both on- and off-grid switching functions, which allows it to be integrated into the grid to maximize IRR and lower LCOE.
“The agreement signed between JinkoSolar and Must Zimbabwe reflects a significant relationship between the two companies. As there is a booming ESS market in Zimbabwe, we’re certain that, together with JinkoSolar, we’ll be able to deliver desirable yet affordable ESS products & solutions in the local market and develop a stronger domestic distribution network to meet local demand,” commented Mike Guo, Head of Must Zimbabwe.
“Electricity demand in Africa is expected to double to over 2300 TWh by the end of 2040, with most of the additional demand stemming from productive use and emerging middle- and higher-income households. Renewables will be the powerhouse that drives Africa’s brighter future. Our company is so proud to be part of the African energy transformation and our PV+ ESS solutions can be applied in utility-scale projects connected to the grid, C&I power demand, or residential off-grid power demand,” added Jaffer Wang, JinkoSolar’s GM for SSA.