Canadian Solar Inc. | March 16, 2023
Canadian Solar Inc., a solar technology and renewable energy company, has recently announced that its three solar power projects in Japan, particularly in Gunma Takasaki, Oita Kitsuki, and Yamaguchi Hofu, have reached their commercial operation in early 2023, totaling about 42 MWp.
Canadian Solar's bifacial BiHiKu modules powered these projects. The grid operators from the respective areas purchased the energy generated from the projects through Japan's feed-in-tariff program. This purchase would continue for about 19 years at the rates of JPY32 (US$0.24), JPY14.49 (US$0.11), and JPY14.25 (US$0.10) per kWh in approximation. The projects would produce about 53,000 MWh of renewable energy. This energy will power over 15,000 households and avoid approximately 24,000 tons of carbon emissions per year. It is delivering more clean, safe and affordable solar energy to the world. Of the total project pipeline, 2.9 GWp of projects are in late-stage development and have secured energy offtake agreements. In addition, it has a geographically diversified utility-scale solar power project pipeline of around 10 GWp.
Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc., Dr. Shawn Qu said, "We are delighted to be part of the green transformation that Japan is going through with these additions to our portfolio. Our teams worked closely with the local communities and governments to bring these projects to fruition. Working closely with the local community to cultivate a sustainable long-term relationship is one of our ESG sustainable development goals. Canadian Solar's Sustainability Report provides a detailed discussion on our ESG goals, targets and approaches."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canadian Solar Inc., a renewable energy semiconductor manufacturing company, offers solutions for solar projects, solar panels, PV applications, bankability, solar modules, solar farms, renewable energy, and sustainability. It has been working as a global energy and solar energy solutions provider and solar PV modules manufacturer since 2001. It has conducted successful business subsidiaries in different countries and delivered about 55 GW of solar modules worldwide. It runs solar power projects and plants with the commercial operation, with a resale value of approximately US$1.2 billion. It was listed as Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Tier 1 Module Manufacturer in bankability for Q4 2018. GTM Research named it the Top 3 Global Utility-scale Solar PV Project Developer for 2017.
businesswire | May 22, 2023
Fisker Inc. driven by a mission to create the world's most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles, reaffirms its commitment to sustainability through its renewable-energy charging partnership with Allego B.V. ("Allego").
Fisker Ocean drivers can charge their EVs with 100 percent renewable energy in Europe through Fisker's partnership with Allego. Recognizing that use of renewable energy significantly reduces CO2 footprint over a vehicle's lifetime, Fisker prioritizes "green charging" operators that power their public charging networks with renewable energy. Preferred energy sources are: Solar, Wind, Hydro (small hydro preferred), Geothermal, Ocean movement, Hydrogen and Biomass (from renewable feedstock). By using green charging, Fisker estimates a 40% or more reduction in CO2 footprint during an EV's use phase1.
"Charging matters: it's a significant part of an EV's carbon footprint over its life cycle. Customers are placing greater importance on the sources of electricity they use to charge their EVs, and Fisker will continue to lead the industry in ESG practices and give customers the most sustainable choices," Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said. “We challenge brands in all industries to do the same to help provide a clean future for all."
Fisker partners with Allego, a leading pan-European EV charging network, to provide Fisker Ocean drivers in Europe easy access to renewable-energy charging at all Allego charge points. Every kWh supplied by Allego's charging stations is 100 percent renewable, certified by Guarantee of Origin Certificates (GOs). Through its energy platform, Allego powers its chargers with renewables generated from wind or PV (photovoltaic) farms with long term power purchase agreements.
Using the Fisker Ocean's navigation system and the FISKER FLEXSM Charge app, drivers can seamlessly locate Allego stations and access one year of free charging2 at over 27,000 eligible charging ports.
Fisker's focus on green charging in an EV's use phase is just one aspect of Fisker's overall commitment to sustainability across all phases of a vehicle's life cycle: upstream sourcing of materials, manufacturing, inbound/outbound logistics, use phase, and end of use/recycling. Aligning with Fisker's commitment to transparency, the company will publish the Ocean Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) later this spring. To learn more about Fisker’s commitment to ESG, find our ESG Impact report at www.fiskerinc.com/esg-2021.
The Fisker Ocean, Fisker's ground-breaking all-electric SUV, is available in Extreme, Ultra, and Sport, with the limited edition Fisker Ocean One entirely sold out. Both the Fisker Ocean Extreme and One trims achieve a confirmed combined WLTP range of up to 707 km/440 UK miles 3, which is the longest range of any battery electric SUV sold in Europe today. Both the Extreme and One trims offer dual-motor all-wheel-drive, three driving modes, Revolve 17.1" rotating screen, SolarSky roof, California Mode, Smart Traction, and many first-to-market safety features, including the world's first digital radar.
About Fisker Inc
California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by designing and developing individual mobility in alignment with nature. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to create the world's most sustainable and emotional electric vehicles.
GAF Energy | March 14, 2023
GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company for solar roofing, has recently obtained approval from Los Angeles County for its Timberline Solar roof installation in buildings and residential areas. After a multi-month evaluation of the Research Section of the Department of Public Works Building and Safety Division, it got approval.
The review confirmed that Timberline Solar satisfies all the conditions of the County's 2023 Codes for Electrical, Residential, Building, Green Building, and Existing Building, as well as the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Launched in 2022, it gains certification of UL 7103 as 'a Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Roof Covering'. In addition, it earns a Class A fire rating under UL 790 and ASTM E108, establishing its standard in fire resistance. The company produces and assembles its products like Timberline Solar at its R&D and manufacturing facility in San Jose, California.
The Timberline Solar Energy Shingle (ES) transforms traditional shingles with innovation to create an attractive look. In addition, it fulfills the third-party safety standards for both the roofing and solar energy sectors. This innovative solar roof received more than 30 awards and honors for design and innovation.
President of GAF Energy, Martin DeBono said, "In designing Timberline Solar, we put safety and durability first. We know that is what homeowners care the most about—and, as a team, we are committed to making the safest and most durable solar roof on the market." He added, "In the last year, Timberline Solar has been approved for tough standards in wind, snow, and fire."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About GAF Energy
Headquartered in San Jose, California, GAF Energy, a renewable energy equipment manufacturing company, has been transforming the solar and roofing industries for large-scale energy generation since 2019. It is a Standard Industries company working with North America-based roofing and waterproofing manufacturer GAF. Through its network of roofer partners, it offers roof-integrated solar options for homeowners. Its product, Timberline Solar, incorporates solar shingles for a more attractive, reliable, and durable solar roof. The products of GAF Energy have received many awards and honors, like the CES Best of Innovation Award, the Fast Company 2022 World Changing Ideas Award, and a NAHB Best of IBS Award.