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JinkoSolar supplying grid-scale BESS units to Nigeria and Japan


Solar Module Super League (SMSL) member JinkoSolar is supplying large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) to customers in Nigeria and Japan, totalling 20MWh of combined capacity.

The Shanghai-headquartered company will supply a 4.82MWh utility-scale energy storage system to Solarmate Engineering in Nigeria, it said today (12 October).

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That announcement came the day after JinkoSolar revealed it was delivering a 15MWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) SunGiga C&I (commercial and industrial) energy storage system along with 5.7MW of its n-type panels to a company called Grand Works Inc in Japan.

It didn’t specify what Grand Works would be using the BESS for. has reported on the Japanese market extensively this year after a pick-up in activity.

The BESS for Solarmate Engineering in Nigeria will improve efficiency at a local power station by reducing the need for emergency backup spinning reserves, therefore lowering fuel consumption, JinkoSolar said.

It comes a year after the PV module manufacturer signed a 50MW distribution agreement for its BESS solutions in Nigeria with local firm Palette Business Solutions, reported by, although it didn’t say whether this latest order was through that partnership.

August saw it deliver a 1.1MWh BESS in Djibouti, on the East Coast of Africa.

JinkoSolar this week released a stock market update in which it said it shipped 52GW of PV modules in the first nine months of 2023, covered by our sister site PV Tech.

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