LONGi founder and president Li Zhenguo has announced an ambitious pledge to convert the company's Baoshan production base in Yunnan Province into its first "Net-zero Plant" by 2023.
The announcement was made at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Kunming, China and delivery on the pledge will see the beginning of "Net-zero LONGi" and a test field for the company's "Solar for Solar" sustainable development concept.
With the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss growing, the realization of global sustainable development has reached a crossroads.
As the only solar energy company invited to attend the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), LONGi firmly believes that photovoltaics can change the earth's ecology and contribute to biodiversity protection.
"Climate change has an all-round impact on biodiversity, and unreasonable energy development modes represent a key factor leading to climate change and increasing biodiversity issues," said Li.
LONGi launched its "Solar for Solar" concept in December 2018, based on manufacturing photovoltaic products driven by photovoltaic power generation, with the objective of extending the role of PV in ecological restoration.
The concept had originated in Yunnan Province, where LONGi was the first PV company to establish a base, going on to play a leading role in the development of the province's new energy industry.