JinkoSolar, more cos commit to 100% green power target

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September 25 (Renewables Now) - The Climate Group on Tuesday announced a lot of new commitments under RE100, the initiative that unites companies ready to go 100% renewable, including by one of China’s biggest solar module makers.

JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS) has set itself a target to use 100% renewable power by 2025. It will use electricity from solar parks, install rooftop solar systems at its factories, and build new manufacturing plants in regions with access to renewables like solar, wind, hydropower. 

In addition to joining RE100, JinkoSolar will also aim at a 30% improvement in energy productivity by 2030 from 2016 levels. 

The table below contains the names of the newest RE100 members.

Company Renewable power target
Accenture 100% by 2023
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) 100% by 2025
Deutsche Telekom 100% by 2021
JCDecaux 100% by 2022
JinkoSolar 100% by 2025 (70% by 2023)
Lululemon 100% by 2021
Takashimaya 100% by 2050
Target Corp 100% by 2030 (60% by 2025)
Trane 100% by 2040 (60% by 2030)

“Marking five years since The Climate Group launched RE100 at Climate Week NYC 2014, today’s pledges see the award-winning initiative surpass a 200-member milestone, driving 220 TWh of renewable electricity demand – almost enough to power Indonesia,” The Climate Group said in the announcement.

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