Environment & Climate

Our Environmental Responsibility

As a sustainability leader in the American solar manufacturing space, Array is building products that advance the future of clean energy. Our utility-scale solar tracker technology can endure the most challenging conditions, from desert heat to arctic cold; and adapt to virtually any type of layout, terrain, and budgetary needs. By delivering the most durable, reliable, and flexible tracking systems under the sun, we are expanding the reach of clean energy. With climate action at the center of our business strategy, sustainability is at the forefront of our business decisions. We prioritize efficiency because it drives our positive environmental impact by generating clean power faster. Additionally, being the original success story of American solar manufacturing, we use low-carbon Amercian steel, and have integrated sustainable product sourcing by ensuring that a portion of their components can be recycled at the end of their usable life. Today, we are a global leader in advancing the proliferation and productivity of solar technology, but we are also conscious of our own operational impact on the planet. Our focus on operational excellence includes a relentless dedication to environmental management, and we remain committed to tracking our key environmental metrics to manage our impact.

Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Land Use

At Array, the protection of our natural resources and the preservation of biodiversity and land is at the forefront of our business decisions, and we actively look for opportunities to work with organizations that share this mission. As we continue to enhance our strategy to protect biodiversity, we are considering ways to align with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework to better understand and preserve the natural resources upon which we rely in our business.

Our Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Parameters: Our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory captures Array’s footprint for the full year 2022 (January 1 – December 31, 2022) and is consolidated using the operational control approach. This inventory reflects all Scope 1 and 2 emissions and all relevant Scope 3 emission sources. The Scope 2 emissions include both location-based and market-based data, and exclusively reflect sites that are owned and operated by Array. The carbon footprint is calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.

Methodology: Our ESG working group and leadership team worked directly with a third-party climate specialist to engage our network of suppliers and develop a complete GHG inventory. We worked together to identify the material Scope 3 categories and provide the primary data required to accurately calculate our emissions. When primary data was not available, emissions metrics were calculated with estimates from expense data.

Scope 1 and 2: Emissions Breakdown

While Scope 1 and 2 are only responsible for 0.1% of Array’s total emissions, we recognize the importance of managing our direct operations. Through our analysis, we identified electricity usage as the leading source of emissions, contributing approximately 72% of emissions within Scope 1 and 2. Our analysis also revealed that the United States is primarily responsible for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which provides Array with an opportunity to reduce emissions by increasing our use of renewable energy in our U.S. operations. The second leading contributor to Scope 1 and 2 emissions is gasoline consumed in entity operated vehicles, followed by natural gas.

Scope 3: Emissions Breakdown

Scope 3 is responsible for 99.9% of Array’s overall emissions. Specifically, Purchased Goods and Services (Category 1) and Upstream Transportation and Distribution (Category 4) represent over 90% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Scope 3.

Category 1: Purchased Goods and Services
Purchased Goods and Services are responsible for most of Array’s footprint, as this category contributes approximately 83% to Array’s total emissions. Within this category, supplier raw materials account for 72% of emissions and prove to be a highly material topic. The emissions associated with extracting, producing, and transporting raw materials from suppliers has a significant environmental footprint, accounting for 60% of total Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. We plan to strengthen our engagement with our suppliers as part of our enhanced climate strategy.

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Environmental Policy

Our 2025 Climate/ Environmental Goals

Questions for our ESG team?

Email us at esg@arraytechinc.com.