Manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN) has been awarded 'carbon footprint' certificates by the French engineering firm Solstyce that will allow its customers to enter the tender process for projects in France above the 250kW threshold.
Products from CSUN’s recently opened Turkish manufacturing facility will now be eligible for use in large-scale solar farms in France.
“CSUN’s ‘Made in Turkey’ products received the carbon footprint certificate right on time for our customers to participate in the tender process for large photovoltaic plants in France,” said William Sheng, VP global sales and CEO of CSUN EMEA.
“Our polycrystalline modules rank among the best of the industry with a very low carbon footprint of 597 kg CO2 per kWp. Our monocrystalline modules achieved the carbon footprint certificate at 658 kg CO2per kWp. These results underline CSUN’s strive for excellence and environmental sustainability.”
The plant in Turkey uses South Korean and German polysilicon and wafers from Taiwan and Japan with cell production conducted at CSUN’s plant in Turkey. Manufacturing the modules in Turkey, using non-Chinese materials and components, allows CSUN to escape the tariffs and minimum pricing rules introduced by the European Commission.