Global warning is inevitable with how irresponsible parties are treating our Mother Earth but luckily, there are some of us out there who are willing to go above and beyond to reduce their carbon footprints. Goodyear Malaysia recently did their part by installing 6,680 solar panels at their corporate office and production plant in Shah Alam, Selangor.
These solar panels are able to produce 2.5-megawatts of pure clean sun power which is connected to six Low Voltage (LV) substations located within the facility. The result is enough juice to not only power their current manufacturing plant but also their office and warehouse buildings.
Ben Hoge, Managing Director of Goodyear Malaysia said: “The installation of these solar panels solidifies our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and embracing a greener future for the Goodyear Malaysia factory. We are mindful of the impact that our business has towards the community and will continue to innovate to reduce this impact, be it in Goodyear Malaysia or across the globe.”
Goodyear Malaysia will be saving quite a few Ringgit by reducing their electricity costs but more importantly, the panels are estimated to reduce close to two tonnes of carbon emissions per year across 25 years. With this technology in place, Goodyear is set to reduce the electricity cost spending while boosting its green plant reputation by reducing the amount of Greenhouse Gas emissions.
“The solar panels allow us to significantly reduce the amount of electricity that we use. Currently, we are still purchasing electricity from Tenaga Nasional, but once this system is fully optimised, we expect that power can be channelled back to the grid,” concluded Hoge.