JinkoSolar has announced that its Malaysian facility has become its first overseas “RE100 factory” through its full-scale use of renewables, 100% of the electricity used in the production and operational activities supporting the factory’s 7GW solar cell and 7GW module capacity being green in nature. This is also China’s first overseas manufacturing facility to be powered entirely by renewables.
The two main methods of sourcing the clean electricity required are external procurement and an in-house solar rooftop installation, the former being achieved through utility-scale power purchase agreements (PPAs) with local grid or hyperscale operators. The annual purchase of the 0.3 billion kWh required to run the Malaysia factory makes JinkoSolar the largest solar corporate buyer of renewable energy in South East Asia.
“This milestone achievement keeps JinkoSolar on schedule to meet its ultimate goal of being 100% run by clean power. It also provides a fresh reminder of the huge rôle a solar pioneer company like JinkoSolar has in leading a society-wide transition to renewable energy,” commented company VP Dany Qian. “We will always make the biggest positive impact on the environment by providing customers with technology that enables them to reduce their carbon footprint, and this goal reflects the shared values of our customers, partners and investors.”