REC partners with ECN to measure carbon footprint14. June 2010 | Markets & Trends, Top News | By: Shamsiah Ali-Oettinger
The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has told pv magazine it has joined forces with the Energy Research Center of Netherlands (ECN), in order to conduct a life cycle analysis of its operations and to evaluate its carbon footprint.
The vertically integrated solar energy manufacturer has undertaken this analysis so that it can have a better understanding of the impact its operations have on the environment. The results will be revealed later this year.
REC Asia Pacific sales manager Mr. Ian Roger Smith told pv magazine at the Intersolar Europe trade fair in Munich that the company’s philosophy was centered on reducing costs as well as environmental impacts via operational efficiencies.
REC already has a relatively small carbon footprint in comparison to other players in the market, due to the fact it uses hydropower for all its silicon production and for the majority of its wafer and cell operations. pv magazine’s visit to the Singapore plant also confirmed that its operations there run partially on solar power.
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