Astronergy, a global manufacturer of photovoltaic modules, has signed a cooperation agreement with TÜV Rheinland for its “Zero-carbon Factory”. The agreement ceremony took place during Intersolar Europe, at booth A1.250 where the company is located.
In the framework of the cooperation between the two parties, it will be possible to establish industry standards for zero-carbon factories and best practices for carbon neutrality. These “zero carbon factories” will deplot technical measures such as energy conservation, emission reduction and carbon removal during the production and manufacturing process.
The embodied carbon of a solar module is an important topic in U.S. solar, and Astronergy says it is committed to decarbonization. By 2023, three of Astronergy’s factories will pass zero carbon factory certification. In addition, the company plans to complete the upgrading and certification of eight zero-carbon factories by 2030.
In addition, Astronergy Yancheng Manufacturing Base (Yangchang base) will achieve certification by the end of the first half of this year and become the world’s first TÜV Rheinland-certified zero-carbon factory, which includes factory planning and design, construction, production services, systems, management systems and processes.
Along the way, TÜV Rheinland will help Astronergy discover where it needs to improve in zero-carbon factory certification and guide the company to improve the weak links in the gap analysis, to promote the existing factory to meet the standard requirements of zero-carbon certification, to help the client successfully pass zero carbon certification.
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