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Our Mission

The Alliance consists of companies across the solar PV value chain and other stakeholders committed to expanded market awareness and deployment of ultra low-carbon PV to accelerate reductions in solar supply chain GHG emissions.

What is Ultra Low-Carbon Solar?

Globally, solar PV deployment is expanding rapidly because of its superior greenhouse gas performance vs. fossil fuel-based electricity. However, not all solar panels are created equal. Differences in PV supply chain emissions (“embodied” carbon) can have a substantial impact on the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by solar projects. The use of materials with lower embodied carbon in PV panels can reduce the carbon footprint of solar systems by 50 percent, regardless of where the panels are produced.

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A Brighter Future

"What if we could make renewable energy sources even cleaner?"

System Components

Ultra low-carbon solar can cut a project’s embodied carbon footprint by 50% vs typical solar panels .1

1. Yue, You, Darling, Domestic and overseas manufacturing scenarios of silicon-based photovoltaics: Life cycle energy and environmental comparative analysis; Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University

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Globally, solar PV deployment is expanding rapidly because of its superior greenhouse gas performance vs. fossil fuel-based electricity. However, not all solar panels are created equal. Differences in PV supply chain emissions (“embodied” carbon) can have a substantial impact on the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by solar projects. The use of materials with lower embodied carbon in PV panels can reduce the carbon footprint of solar systems by 50 percent, regardless of where the panels are produced.

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