China-headquartered photovoltaic module maker JinkoSolar has unveiled its RE100 roadmap to ensure the company is 100% powered by renewables by 2025.
The roadmap includes several actions to lower emissions caused by JinkoSolar’s global operations.
Key measures include building new factories in or adjacent to “renewable-rich” regions to facilitate green electricity sources and investing in more onsite solar, as well storage projects, by deploying panels on suitable rooftops across its global network of factories and facilities.
The company will “accelerate” study of new and recycled material alternatives to reduce material consumption in the production of its wafers for making solar cells.
JinkoSolar said it will adopt an integrated and sustainable view of the product lifecycle, from concepts to commercialisation, “continuing to increase the use of recycled materials, innovate in product recycling”.
JinkoSolar’s research and development centres focus on innovative silicone solar panel recycling technology and are partnering with universities and institutions at home and abroad to further develop engineering solutions the company said.
Other steps include reducing energy demand at its sites and investing in planting trees, forests, and other nature-based solutions in facilities and communities to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
JinkoSolar vice president Dany Qian said: “We’re proud of our ambitious roadmap we have set for the coming 10 years.
“As the world’s largest solar module manufacturer, it doesn’t make sense that we produce renewable equipment but not use renewable energy ourselves.
“We are well positioned to lead the industry in the pursuit of giving the next generation a liveable planet, and an affordable and sustainable energy solution.”