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Trina Solar gets EPD certifications from UL Solutions and EPDItaly for industry-leading modules

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January 8, 2024

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Trina Solar has obtained EPD certifications from UL Solutions and an EPDItaly certification for its Vertex N 700W, Vertex N 610W and Vertex 670W photovoltaic modules, providing investors and owners with insights to support decision making.

Trina Solar Co. Ltd, a global leader in smart PV technology and energy storage solutions, has obtained environmental product declaration (EPD) certifications from UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, and an EPDItaly certification, highlighting Trina’s commitment to sustainable development.

Following a comprehensive analysis of data, Trina Solar was awarded EPD certifications from UL Solutions for its industry-leading Vertex N 700W modules, which have a global warming potential (GWP) of 13.2 g of CO2 eq/kWh, as well as its Vertex N 610W and Vertex 670W modules. GWP is also widely understood as carbon footprint value.

As an internationally recognised third-party verification report, the EPD certification, based on ISO 14025, rigorously tracks full-process environmental impact from cradle to grave, including raw material sourcing, manufacturing and processing, transportation, production utility and recycling.

It also validates the safety of sustainable products, reflecting a company’s commitment to sustainability while providing photovoltaic (PV) investors and owners with authoritative environmental performance of solar products or services to simplify their decision making.

Support for circular economy

As both a promoter of green energy and a practitioner of green development, Trina Solar is dedicated to making its products green at every stage. The company stresses the sustainability of its products to minimise the probability of module replacement while enhancing the energy yield throughout product lifespan. Since becoming a full member of PV Cycle in 2010, Trina Solar has rigorously adhered to a set of rules covering end-of-life solar panels to prevent the landfilling of valuable materials and support a circular economy.

Trina Solar is an industry leader in low-carbon practices, becoming the first PV manufacturer to obtain a dual Environmental Protection Certification from UL and EPDItaly in 2020. The company’s full range of 210mm Vertex modules was awarded an LCA certificate and the Carbon Footprint Certificate by TÜV Rheinland last year.

The company’s manufacturing plant in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, has been named a Zero Carbon Factory by TiGroup. It is the first factory in the PV industry to be given such a title. Another manufacturing plant, in Suqian, Jiangsu province, has been named a national green factory. In addition, Trina Solar has been named a decarbonisation leader in the European Union and Bloomberg Green ESG – Enterprises.

About Trina Solar

Trina Solar was founded in 1997. As a global leading provider for photovoltaic (PV) modules 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 170 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 9.5 GW 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 was listed on the STAR Market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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