Manchester City Announces Multi-Year Global Partnership With Chinese Solar Firm

English Premier League champions Manchester City announced a new global partnership with JinkoSolar, that will see the brand become the Club’s Official Solar Energy Partner.

Shanghai-based JinkoSolar is a solar module manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, China, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is recognised as a highly innovative solar technology company.

Embracing the mission of “changing the energy portfolio and taking responsibility for enabling a sustainable future”, JinkoSolar has maintained its position as the global leader in module shipments for five years.

As of the first quarter of 2024, Jinko Solar has delivered a total of more than 230 GW of module shipments globally, with 1 out of every 8 solar panels installed on earth coming from JinkoSolar.

Through the partnership, JinkoSolar will connect and engage with Man City fans globally to jointly promote the use of solar energy through their award-winning solar products and further educate fans on how they can play a part towards a sustainable future.

Jinko will also support the club’s plans to make its training facility, City Football Academy, one of the largest producers of renewable energy in world football.

Announced earlier this year, the project forms a key part of Manchester City’s goal of becoming carbon net zero by 2030.

Kaitlyn Beale, Vice-President of Global Partnerships Sales at City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to announce this new global partnership with JinkoSolar. Manchester City and JinkoSolar are two leading organisations that put an emphasis on innovation in our respective fields.”

“Both organisations are committed to creating a lasting change and empowering better lives, and we look forward to JinkoSolar joining our journey as we aim to create a more sustainable future.”