Sustainability is the buzzword of the moment, and it encompasses far more than pollution reductions. To be sustainable, a value chain’s economic, environmental, and social dimensions must be considered. Solar energy is the most renewable energy source not only due to its low carbon footprint.
This is also due to how it increases energy self-sufficiency and is extremely job-intensive, generating more employment per installed watt than in any other energy source. Solar innovations, such as floating solar as well as agrisolar, also demonstrate how solar can help conserve biodiversity.
The solar industry seeks to bolster its sustainability leadership, and the successful European Green Deal offers an ideal platform for establishing sustainability as a central tenet. Currently, the EU solar industry is preparing to comply with forthcoming EU sustainable product initiatives including projects like Ecodesign and Energy Labeling for photovoltaic (PV) products, which would lift the bar for solar’s sustainability ambitions even higher.
This is an opportunity for us to shed a light on businesses that are leading the way in terms of sustainability initiatives.
Pia Alina Lange, our first sustainability campaigner, works with RECHARGE which is the European industry organization for advanced rechargeable as well as lithium battery producers and the whole supply chain that supports them. We address the newly released proposal with regards to the Batteries Regulation, climate change, and how end-users should participate in the energy transition.
The Meaning of Sustainability
In all of her time working in the field of sustainable energy, she has come to see that it is an approach that not only contributes to environmental preservation, but also to social prosperity that must be taken into consideration. That said, without achieving an ideal balance, neither one thing nor the other would function over time.
The Company Efforts to Support Solar Energy and Sustainability
The core goal of the RECHARGE program is to connect and streamline all phases of the implicit battery value chain into an ecosystem where both the environment and competitive batteries are upheld. Lithium power has really taken root in Europe, with regard to infrastructure by being a contributor to legislative and constitutional processes and may have established itself as the key technology of decentralized renewable energy.
More and more batteries connected to solar PV systems have become standard in today’s world than it would seem, and that is fully in line with what they know about them.
Sustainability Areas of Focus
They have been proposing the application of laws requiring the exercise of human, social, and occupational safety as well as labor rights in the battery supply chain for many years, and are very pleased that these newly released regulations provide requirements for human and labor standards to ensure value chain and sustainability practices.
The only regret is not realizing that sourcing directly from the raw materials is possible, however.
In a second step, they attempt to lessen their carbon footprint while expanding the carbon space elsewhere, such as with the decarbonizing our sectors such as the generation of electricity and the mobility of people and freight.
To facilitate Europe’s battery recycling efforts, which includes, among other things, rules and procedures for calculating the environmental impact of batteries, RECHARGE already assisted the commission was active in 2013. For them, the ultimate aim is for these goods is to be more environmentally friendly, environmentally sound.
In light of how strategic batteries are becoming a part of our everyday life, enhancing our sector’s environmental efficiency must be the most pressing concern of the day.
The Daily Impact of Sustainable Practices
For the most part, they see no aspect in their industry that does not contribute to societal well-being. They hold responsibility for bringing about positive change in social and environmental growth. We’ll continue to expand our focus on topics such as industry leadership, European competitiveness, and breakthrough batteries for the long term, regardless of how long it takes.
How Europeans Can Take Part
Everybody, from end-users to industrial consumers as well as eco-villagers, have a vital role to play in advancing a more prosperous society and environmentally friendly economy their main goal is to remove underperforming batteries from the European markets, which are carbon-heavy, such as the battery with a large carbon footprint.
On the other hand, we intend to boost the two highly respected battery sustainability factors – particularly when they need reduced consumption – by making those less carbon-intensive ones mainstream. Once again, the carbon footprint offers environmental knowledge but goes beyond pure and technical analysis to describe battery qualities.