Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company Pte Limited (“Yingli Singapore”), has donated a 3 kilowatt (kW) off-grid solar power system to a school in Laos that had no prior access to electricity.
The off-grid solar energy system powers LED lighting for night classes, which the school implemented to meet increased demand as its student body grows. To improve students’ learning environment, electric fans were installed that provide classrooms with much-needed ventilation in Laos’ hot climate.
The electricity produced by the system will also be used to power projectors, audio-visual systems, and related equipment to enhance the school’s educational program.
With guidance from Yingli Solar and Rezeca Renewables, twenty Earthlinks NTU student volunteers planned the wiring of the school, which provided them with a valuable opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to solve practical, real-life problems.
NTU Earthlinks volunteers also conducted an English language and Environmental Awareness Program for the local students that used interactive activities such as drama, songs and games, and also installed the lights and fans at the school.
“We are honored to be part of this initiative and to see that our products and services are contributing positively to the community,” said Angie Koh, Business Development Director of Yingli Singapore.
“This project powerfully exemplifies how renewable, sustainable energy can improve the lives of rural communities, and is reflective of Yingli’s larger efforts to improve the lives of people around the world with affordable green energy. By partnering with NGOs and environmental organizations, Yingli can make a more significant impact with its community work in South East Asia.”
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as “Yingli Solar,” is the world’s largest photovoltaic module manufacturer in terms of production capacity and shipments. Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and module assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 30 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 10,000 MW PV of modules to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
For further information about Yingli Green Energy, please contact:
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
Tel: +86 312 8929787
In the Americas:
Helena KimballHead of Marketing
Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc.
Rebecca JarschelPublic Affairs & Public Relations Director
Yingli Green Energy International AG
Tel: +41 (0) 44 567 6143
Source: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited