Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system supplier, announced that it received the first inverter Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) which was validated by ICMQ and registered on the EPD Italy platform, with its featured string inverters, the SG350HX series. The certification further demonstrates Sungrow’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
The EPD is an internationally harmonized third-party verification report, that complies with ISO 14025 and EN 15804 for products. The EPD, created voluntarily, must be prepared with reference to an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), which defines the consumption of resources (materials, water, energy) and the impact on the surrounding environment in the various stages of the product life cycle. The minimum steps considered range from the extraction of raw materials, their transport to the production site, and production itself (“from cradle to gate”), or until the product has been disposed of (“from cradle to grave”).
The act of publication of EPD allows companies to inform the market of the environmental impacts of a product or service in a clear, transparent, and objective manner.
The verification covered Sungrow’s production processes of inverters, and the data collection and verification took eight months. After comprehensive calculation and data analysis by certification experts, Sungrow’s 1500 V high-powered string inverters, the SG350HX series, were deemed to have met EPD standard requirements and certified.
As an ESG leader and a dedicated member of the global initiatives RE100 and EP100, Sungrow does everything to make decarbonization “the new normal”. The certification represents Sungrow’s green manufacturing and operation concept and showcases its initiative in promoting sustainable development by adopting a policy of transparency towards stakeholders.