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JinkoSolar obtains product carbon footprint verification

TÜV Rheinland Group, a global service provider in the testing of solar PV modules and components, has granted two JinkoSolar module series a carbon footprint verification.

The carbon footprint verification is provided for the Tiger (163”cell-based) and Tiger Pro (182”cell-based) series of modules.

According to the latest and the most stringent international carbon footprint standard, the assessment is conducted by evaluating the overall environmental impact of these two series of modules.

The verification is through the ‘cradle to grave’ concept reviewing all life cycle stages – from raw material processing through to product production, transportation, waste management and final disposal, covering evaluation fields of energy management, life cycle analysis, raw material and supply chain management and more.

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Why a carbon footprint verification is important

Product carbon footprint is a method for assessing the entire life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of products.

In the context of carbon neutrality goals and increased demand for climate-friendly products, all phases of a product’s life has an impact on the environment. These impacts should be quantified and examined in order to pinpoint optimisation potential and opportunities.

Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar, remarked: “We are very proud to have obtained the product carbon footprint verification for our 163” and 182” module series from TÜV Rheinland.

“It is a strong endorsement of the efforts that we have been paying on carbon emission reduction and energy efficiency improvement. For example, implementing the emission reduction concept across the entire lifecycle processes, quantifying GHG data and identifying ’emission hotspots’. Thereafter taking corresponding preventative and proactive environmental management actions.”

Chen added: “As the world’s first solar company joining RE100 and EP100, JinkoSolar will launch more carbon-neutral products in the future, continue to optimise our energy management systems and keep improving energy efficiency within our manufacturing facilities globally. With today’s Verification from TÜV Rheinland, we are able to further support our customers and end-users who care about carbon footprint reduction.”

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
Nicolette is the Editor of ESI Africa print journal, ESI-Africa.com and the annual African Power & Energy Elites. She is passionate about placing African countries on the international stage and is driven by the motto "The only way to predict the future is to create it". Join her in creating a sustainable future through articles and multimedia content.