Siliken has taken another step towards environmental sustainability after being awarded the Carbon Footprint Certificate for its SLK60P6L modules. The presentation of the award is based on a calculation of indirect and direct greenhouse gas emissions throughout the manufacture and distribution process, until delivery to the client. Siliken’s SLK60P6L modules emit 213.83kg of CO2 per manufactured panel, meeting the satisfactory PAS 2050:2011 standard.
Siliken is one of the few companies to have achieved the standard and it continues to take steps to reduce the CO2 emissions created by their manufacturing process. The company plans to calculate its GHG emissions for each installed module for 2012 and has made environmental responsibility a high priority. The majority of Siliken’s manufacturing plants have rooftop PV installations to produce clean energy for its operations.
The company’s modules have already received a number of industry certificates for a variety of environmental standards. These include the ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certificates, the TÜV certificate to the IEC 61701:1995 standard and product certificates in accordance with the EN (IEC) 61215:2005 and EN (IEC) 61730:2007 standards.
Siliken modules can reach power levels of up to 305Wp with an efficiency of 15.7% and are used on industrial plants as well as in residential systems. The company also manufacture larger modules, suitable for architectural integration.