Trina Solar releases its 2022 Sustainability Report

Provider of smart solar energy solutions for a net-zero future Trina Solar has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, which finds that the company, to date, has delivered solar modules with an overall capacity in excess of 140 GW, equivalent to 6.1 times the installed capacity of the world’s largest power station – the Three Gorges Dam in China.   
Trina Solar releases its 2022 Sustainability Report
Qinghai-Henan 600 MW, China. Courtesy of Trina Solar.

The report reveals that in 2022, Trina Solar’s greenhouse gas emissions intensity per megawatt of cell output was 23.76 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e/MW), and for module products the figure was 9.2 tCO2e/MW. This represents a 51 percent and 62 percent reduction from the 2020 baseline respectively. In addition, the energy intensity for cell products decreased by 54 percent from the 2020 baseline, while energy intensity for modules fell by 42 percent.

Trina Solar’s water consumption intensity for cell product was 384.89 tonnes/MW, a reduction of 63 percent from the 2020 baseline, while water consumption intensity for module product was 39.83 tonnes/MW, a decrease of 53 percent from 2020.

Since its establishment in 1997, Trina Solar has undertaken a range of initiatives to promote the global energy transition. The company works closely with key stakeholders to ensure a consistent supply of solar energy products, and provides technology training to developing countries in their shift to renewable energy.

Trina Solar is part of the 2022 Top 50 Forbes China Sustainable Development Industrial Enterprises, and was named winner of the 2022 Ernst & Young Sustainability Excellence Award. In 2022, the company – in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – launched the Clean Energy for Earth global initiative, calling on governments, companies and communities to work together to contribute to a net-zero future. Trina Solar is also the only PV company to receive the WWF’s Climate Solver Award.

“At Trina Solar we take an altruistic approach to everything we do” said Gao Jifan, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. “We believe in taking practical action to fulfil our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which means working closely with our global stakeholders to add impetus to the clean energy movement.” 

Trina Solar is aiming to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use in manufacturing and operations by 2030, aligned with the UN’s SDG 7. Currently, the company’s total carbon emissions during production, operation and R&D are significantly less than the total carbon emission offset by green electricity generation through Trina Solar PV stations, PV roof electricity generation, green electricity purchase and energy conservation.

“We care deeply about bringing solar energy to regions across the globe, providing as much support as we can to give back to local communities” added Gao Jifan. “All of this is part of our overarching aim to build an ecosystem where clean energy is accessible to all, and help in the transition to a net-zero world. Looking to the future, Trina Solar will remain committed to engaging in inclusive cooperation with our stakeholders, contributing to global efforts towards energy conservation, emission reduction and sustainable development.”

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