Award represents major step forward for global collaboration in solar power, and for making renewable energy more accessible to all
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has granted Trina Solar the title of Decarbonisation Leader, for its achievements in low-carbon transition and climate change mitigation. The company received the award at the 2023 Sustainable Business Awards conference and ceremony in Shanghai on Sept 6. The award recognises Trina Solar’s exceptional decarbonisation performance at a business operations level and is testament to its contribution to achieving the climate ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement of 2015.
In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Chamber of Sustainable Business Awards evaluates companies based on their engagement in sustainable development initiatives and their long-term business impact. The Decarbonisation Leader award aims to create a role model to inspire more companies to reduce carbon emissions, achieve green growth and promote sustainable development. Trina Solar won the award in a highly competitive process with 64 other companies.
Trina Solar has long championed the principles of sustainable development, drawing on its expertise in product development, technological innovation and manufacturing capabilities. According to Trina Solar’s 2022 Sustainability Report, greenhouse gas emissions per unit of production for cell and module products fell 51% and 62% respectively in 2022, from the 2020 baseline.
Trina Solar attaches great importance to carbon emissions control in all aspects of the life cycle of modules. Trina Solar is the first module manufacturer to complete LCA certification for 210mm modules, and the full range of 210mm Vertex modules has been awarded the Carbon Footprint Certificate by TÜV Rheinland. Vertex modules lead the industry and empower global green development by delivering superior performance.
All of Trina Solar’s global plants have been built in accordance with ISO 14001 regulations, and have conducted GHG inventories in accordance with ISO 14064. Its plant in Yiwu in Zhejiang province in China obtained the Zero Carbon Factory (Type 1) Certificate for 2022, a first for the industry. Trina Solar has also established a net-zero industrial park integrating power generation, transmission, loading and storage in Qinghai province.
By the first half of 2023, Trina Solar had shipped over 150GW of solar modules to more than 160 countries and regions. The modules shipped have helped the world generate 202.5 billion kWh of clean energy, reducing CO2 emissions by 202 million tons, equivalent to planting 11 billion trees.
Trina Solar, adhering to the mission of “Solar energy for all”, is committed to leading the way in smart solar energy solutions and facilitating the transformation of new power systems for a net-zero future.
Caption: EU Chamber of Commerce names Trina Solar Decarbonisation Leader
About Trina Solar
Trina Solar was founded in 1997. As a global leading provider for photovoltaic (PV) module and smart energy solutions, Trina Solar delivers PV products, applications and services to promote global sustainable development. Through constant innovation, Trina Solar continues to push the PV industry forward by creating greater grid parity of PV power and popularising renewable energy. Trina Solar's mission is to boost global renewable energy development around the world.
To date, Trina Solar has delivered more than 140 GW of solar modules worldwide. In addition, Trina's downstream business includes solar PV project development, financing, design, construction, operations and management, and one-stop system integration solutions for customers. Trina Solar has connected over 9.5GW of solar power plants to the grid worldwide. Trina Solar first launched the Energy IoT brand in 2018 and is now aiming to be a global leader in smart energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
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