Trina Solar has acquired the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certificates from TÜV Rheinland for its 210 mm Vertex modules, turning into the primary solar firm to obtain LCA certification for 210 mm modules.
LCA follows the strategies and necessities of ISO 14040/ISO 14044 to conduct scientific and stringent exams of life-cycle carbon emissions and different indicators of the assessed topic. The merchandise, sampling from Trina Solar’s main manufacturing factories around the globe for testing and certification, cowl the complete vary of p-type 210mm modules with mono-crystalline from Vertex S 410W to Vertex 670W.
The outcomes present that the Trina Solar Vertex modules are excellent within the trade for his or her low carbon emissions. The common carbon emissions of PV modules’ lifecycle evaluation “from cradle to gate” in China are about 550 kg CO2_E/kW. Trina Solar’s 210 mm Vertex modules carbon emissions are as little as lower than 400 kg CO2_E/kW, with out utilizing particular silicon supplies. Its carbon emissions are no less than 30% decrease than the trade common in China. Taking the 30-year product life cycle for instance, Trina Solar Vertex modules have an electrical energy emission issue of lower than 0.01. Carbon emissions of thermal power are larger than 100 occasions.
In addition to testing parts regarding world warming potential influences, Trina Solar performed a complete LCA evaluation of Vertex modules on greater than 10 indicators that have an effect on the setting, together with energy consumption, uncooked materials use, acid rain, eutrophication, toxins and waste, amongst others. The outcomes present excellent efficiency of the Vertex modules.