Trina Solar | January 19, 2021
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or “Company”), the world's largest manufacturer of solar panels and integrated solutions for smart energy, has received Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certifications according to UL and EPD Italy, two of the leading independent certification bodies in the field of safety research ... This is the first approved certification in the field of photovoltaics, confirming the environmental friendliness of the Company's products. The ceremony took place on January 13th in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. It was attended by Deputy Director of Trina Solar Bo Cao ( Bo Cao) And CEO of UL-CCIC Company Limited Shi Jun ( Jun Shi ).
EPD certification to industry standards ISO 14025 and EN 15804 confirms the environmental friendliness of products. During the EPD certification, the environmental impact of products is assessed taking into account the origin of raw materials, production, transportation, processing, as well as the energy efficiency of the enterprise. EPD certification provides investors and photovoltaic system owners with reliable information on the environmental performance of solar products and services, making it easy to select. The EPD certificate is valid for five years and is recognized in Europe, North America and the world market. This demonstrates that Trina Solar products meet global sustainability standards.
Trina Solar supplies photovoltaic solutions to a significant number of international utility companies in the European market. Concerns about global climate change are growing, while expectations for sustainable development are rising. In the future, EPD certification may become a prerequisite for bidding in Europe and other markets. In terms of end users, according to recent studies, over 60% of European consumers are concerned about the environment. Independent third-party EPD certification provides customers with reliable product sustainability information and underpins Trina Solar 's ongoing commitment to environmental protection.
JERA Americas | December 06, 2021
JERA Americas, the Houston-based subsidiary of global energy leader JERA Co. (JERA), has acquired a 100% interest in the El Sauz Wind Power Project from Apex Clean Energy, the original developer. The approximately 300 megawatt (MW) project, located in Willacy County, Texas, is expected to begin construction in early 2022 and begin operating in the last quarter of the year.
We are extremely proud that our first investment in renewable energy in the US is right here in Texas where we have our American headquarters. We are looking to accelerate the transformation of our energy supply to more sustainable forms of energy and this project marks the beginning of what we plan to be a substantial and growing commitment to renewables in this state and across the country. We like the Texas market for the way it supports cleaner energy and we plan to be here for the long term.
Steven Winn, CEO of JERA Americas
The Project will consist of 67 Nordex Group wind turbines each capable of generating 4.5 MW of electricity, which at full output could power approximately 240,000 homes. Wanzek Construction, Inc. will serve as the balance of plant contractor for the project.
JERA plans to be a global leader in renewable energy and zero CO2 emission electricity and has announced a 5 gigawatt (GW) goal for renewable energy projects by 2025 and to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. JERA Americas established a renewable energy business in 2020 and plans to contribute approximately 2 GW toward achievement of the 5 GW global goal. The transaction marks the first renewable energy investment by JERA in the United States.
The El Sauz Wind development announcement comes after several other recent actions taken in pursuit of JERA’s goal of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This summer, JERA Americas announced hydrogen blending projects at two natural gas fired generation facilities in the northeastern US. In September, JERA Americas also took an ownership interest in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, a company focused on providing safe hydrogen storage and transportation solutions to help spur the growth of hydrogen as a zero carbon fuel to reduce carbon emissions at fossil fuel plants.
About JERA Americas
A subsidiary of Tokyo-based JERA that produces about 30% of all electricity in Japan, JERA Americas is supporting an energy transition in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. JERA, which stands for Japanese Energy for a New Era, has been working to achieve net zero CO2 emissions from its domestic and overseas businesses by 2050 and is contributing to the development of a sustainable society.
About Apex Clean Energy
Apex Clean Energy was founded with a singular focus: to accelerate the shift to clean energy. Through origination, construction, and operation of utility-scale wind, solar, and storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies, Apex is expanding the renewable frontier across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 300 professionals uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers.
Cityzenith | September 28, 2020
Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen has launched a global 'Clean Cities – Clean Future' campaign to help our most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral, by donating the company's Digital Twin platform SmartWorldPro2 to key cities, one at a time. Cities produce more than 70%* of the earth's greenhouse gases, but Jansen says use of cutting-edge data and AI will change this dramatically. Since our inception we have been using these tools to deliver custom climate resilience applications to greenfield cities, real estate developments, and infrastructure projects. "We know the issues and now have the right data aggregation, analysis, and visualization capabilities to help solve them for cities, and those who design, build, and manage them.