Awards & Certifications
- 2020/01Taiwan: ECOVE, A Company of CTCI, Becomes the First Taiwanese Solar PV Investor to Join US-Based Green-e® Energy Certification ProgramECOVE Solar Energy Corp., an affiliate of ECOVE under the parent company CTCI, announced that its Lumberton Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant (PVPP) in the USA is taking part in the Green-e® Energy Certification Program on Jan. 1. ECOVE becomes Taiwan’s first solar PV investor participating in the international certification program, enabling the company to continuously strengthen efficiency and quality of renewable energy, as well as further position itself in the green energy trading market through participation in an impartial third-party verification program.
ECOVE possesses extensive experience in investment, development, construction, and operation of solar PVPPs in Taiwan and the US. Currently, all ECOVE’s solar-power plants have cumulatively generated about 130 million kWh of green electricity and reduced 73,000 metric tons of carbon emission. In the future, it will keep expanding businesses in renewable energy sectors and make contributions to environmental protection.
ECOVE’s Lumberton Solar Plant, the 3rd largest investment of Taiwanese business in the eastern US, occupies an area of 165,000 m² in the state of New Jersey, and generates about 12,000 MWh of green energy annually, the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are also sold to Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) market in New Jersey. Lumberton Solar PVPP has contributed to the reduction of environmental warming According to the ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION No. 249 of New Jersey Legislature, ECOVE’s Lumberton Solar Plant was introduced and commended as follows:
“In 2016, Taiwan G.D. Development Corporation (Note: former name of ECOVE Solar Energy Corporation) completed the Lumberton Solar Power Plant, generating 12,000 MWh of green energy and reducing 23,000 metric tons of carbon emission annually.” (kindly refer to: https://legiscan.com/NJ/text/AR249/id/1621523)
Green-e® Energy is an independent third-party certification program for renewable energy around the world. All the requirements stipulated by the standard must be met before Green-e® Energy is used for marketing by participants. The US-based NGO Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) administers the Green-e® program, which helps to increase the quality and transparency of renewable energy offered to consumers and businesses. Currently, more than half of voluntary renewable energy sales in the US market are verified and certified through CRS.
CRS is promoting Green-e™ Energy certification program in Taiwan and developing the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard For Taiwan ROC. As Taiwan’s leading company in the Solar PV industry, ECOVE is approved by CRS to use the Green-e® Energy logo in the US; ECOVE will share its experience with the industry peers, and makes contribution to enhancing efficiency and quality in Taiwan’s renewable energy services in coming days.