JinkoSolar Japan signs a JPY4.1 billion syndicated loan agreement with Japanese bank led bySMBC

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“This loan agreement demonstrates the trust and recognition of a respected financial institution in JinkoSolar’s brand, business scale, operations and financial position. We look forward to working closely with SMBC and other local banks to further expand our business in Japan”

JinkoSolar has announced that it has signed a JPY4.1 billion syndicated loan agreement up to two years with a bank consortium led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC”). The financing will be used to support strong shipments growth in Japan and to supplement JinkoSolar Japan’s working capital.

I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with SMBC again in increasing our line of credit. As one of the largest commercial banks in Japan, SMBC upholds the highest standards and thoroughly evaluates the financial position of each company applying for a loan,” said Charlie Cao, JinkoSolar’s Chief Financial Officer. “I believe this loan agreement demonstrates the trust and recognition of a respected financial institution in JinkoSolar’s brand, business scale, operations and financial position. We look forward to working closely with SMBC and other local banks to further expand our business in Japan.”

JinkoSolar recently announced that it will supply 38.4 MW of PV modules to Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., for use in a solar plant in Tomakomai, on the southern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

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Under the terms of the agreement, JinkoSolar will deliver its high efficiency solar modules from July to November in 2017 for a solar power plant in Hokkaido. This project includes a 10MWh sophisticated energy storage system, which will help adjust to variable load. This power plant is expected to be connected to the grid in 2018 and will enjoy a feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of ¥40 /kWh. This solar plant is funded via Tokumei Kumiai investments by Japanese institutional investors, Aquila Capital from Germany and Green Power Development Corporation of Japan. GI capital management provides Asset Management services to act the solar plant.

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