ESG and Domestic Supply Chain Transparency
Toledo Solar only sources materials from North American and European suppliers who adhere to strict ESG standards.
The U.S. government has identified forced labor as an area of concern for the solar supply chain. U.S. solar customers are also increasingly seeking assurances that the products they purchase are truly sustainable and, in particular, free of forced labor. Toledo Solar boasts the most complete ESG friendly, domestically sourced transparent supply chain in the U.S. PV market.
- CdTe panels are substantially more ESG positive than Chinese made Silicon PV Panels.
- CdTe panels require 250% less electricity to produce which mostly comes from government and forced labor subsidized coal-fired power plants in China.
- This gives CdTe panels much better ESG scoring for having the shortest energy payback time, smallest carbon footprint and lowest water usage in the industry.
- Chinese suppliers are also known to use unsafe and inhumane working conditions, including slave labor which is now a major issue globally.