Lightsource bp recognized by Global Electronics Council for leadership in sustainable procurement

Supporting low carbon products and domestic manufacturing

For the second year in a row, Lightsource bp is honored to be recognized by the Global Electronics Council (GEC) for our leadership in sustainability. 

Last year we signed a landmark deal for the solar industry in America – the largest photovoltaic (PV) solar module procurement contract ever with a U.S. manufacturer. Now this year, we placed an order for an additional 4 gigawatts of modules. Not only are these module supply agreements supporting made-in-America solar, the solar modules are all EPEAT registered ultra-low carbon thin film solar PV modules from Arizona based First Solar.  

Lightsource bp has procured or placed orders for a total of more than 9 gigawatts of EPEAT registered modules – that’s about 20 million solar panels! In 2022 alone, Lightsource bp procured 1.6 gigawatts of First Solar EPEAT ultra-low carbon modules for solar projects under construction in Indiana, Colorado, Alabama and Arkansas. 

The EPEAT global Type-1 ecolabel for technology products is administered by the GEC. Photovoltaic Modules and Inverters is a new category for EPEAT, with category criteria based on NSF/ANSI 457 – 2019 Sustainability Leadership Standard for Photovoltaic Modules and Photovoltaic Inverters.   

We’re excited to partner with GEC to raise awareness of the EPEAT ecolabel in this category and promote a focus on low-carbon, sustainable procurement for the solar industry.  

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