JinkoSolar has announced that it supplied 924 KW of PV modules to be installed on the rooftop of the London Distillers’distillery in Athi River, Kenya.
Executed by Solarcentury, a major international developer and independent power producer, the project is the largest commercial rooftop installation in East Africa. With the installation, London Distillers will save roughly $180,000 USD in electricity costs per annum and eliminate 330 tons of carbon emissions per annum.
Mohan Galot, Chairman of London Distillers noted that “we are always looking for ways to improve the cost efficiency of our operations and protect the environment, and investing in solar presented us with a solution for both these ambitions.”
“As a historically renowned distillery that has achieved long-term commercial success over its 125 year history, London Distillers understands the importance of making investments towards the future.” Noted Gulnara Abudullina, JinkoSolar’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa region. “Solarcentury’s choice of JinkoSolar is a reflection of their belief in the long-term performance and reliability of our modules” Abudullina elaborated.
JinkoSolar was recently invited as the sole PV module manufacturer to deliver a keynote address at the Sustainability Summit Asia hosted by The Economist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Sustainability Summit Asia will, among various issues, discuss China’s current leadership position in the global renewable energy space and its implications for Southeast Asian nations. As the only PV module manufacturer slated to speak at the summit, JinkoSolar will share its outlook on the renewable energy industry in China, particularly recent advancements in solar research and development, manufacturing, and deployment. Furthermore, JinkoSolar will highlight how technical progress in PV will affect public and private sector solar advancement in other developing countries.