JinkoSolar Gets Carbon Footprint Certification For Flagship Module Range

JinkoSolar Gets Carbon Footprint Certification For Flagship Module Range

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Jinko Solar), one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has been granted the carbon footprint verification for its Tiger (163”cell based) and Tiger Pro (182”cell based) series of modules from TUV Rheinland Group, a leading global services provider in the testing of PV modules and components.

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 through “cradle to grave” 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 etc.

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 and these impacts should be quantified and examined in order to pinpoint optimization potential.

“We are very proud to have obtained the product carbon footprint verification for our 163”and 182”module series from Rheinland. It is a strong endorsement to 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”, therefore to take preventative and proactive environmental management actions correspondingly,” said Kangping Chen, CEO of Jinkosolar.

For firms in the solar supply chain, certifications like the TUV Rheinland one for Jinko Solar will become increasingly necessary, as customers look at their own supply chains to minimise carbon impact. Of course, there is always the fear of these being used as a non-tariff barrier in some markets, which gives global leaders like Jinko Solar an even greater incentive to lead the way.

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