Trina solar, a solar and smart energy solution provider, recently received a dual Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification from UL, a global safety certification company. The company also received an EPD from EPDItaly. The ceremony for this achievement took place in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province,China on January 13, 2021. Each EPD is valid for five years and is applicable to the European, North American and global markets
An EPD is a comprehensive, internationally harmonized report created by a product manufacturer that documents the ways in which a product, throughout its lifecycle, affects the environment. UL certifies that all information in a manufacturer’s finished EPD is accurate. The certification complies with the industry standards of ISO 14025 and EN 15804. Thus, the EPD certification is a safety validation for the sustainable products. UL certified EPDs demonstrate a manufacturer’s commitment to sustainability while showcasing that manufacturer’s willingness to go above and beyond. Obtaining EPD certificates will further promote Trina Solar’s environmental protection and innovation.
EPD certification is obtained following a process of tracking environmental impact at various stages of a product’s life cycle, such as the raw material obtainment, manufacturing and processing, transportation, production utility, and recycling This provides photovoltaic investors and owners with authoritative environmental performance of solar products or services. They also help purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions. As such, certified EPDs equip manufacturers with a valuable tool for differentiation and empower customers to make more informed purchasing decisions.
Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is a leading PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV products R&D, manufacture and sales; PV projects development, EPC, O&M; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary systems development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.