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TDK Electronics takes its responsibility toward society and the environment seriously. At our facilities, we constantly strive to improve energy efficiency, save energy and use electricity from renewable sources. In addition, we focus on products that also help protect the environment and yield benefits for society. At the same time, we are raising awareness among our employees that we want to fulfill our responsibility to future generations through our behavior as well as our technologies and solutions.

On the way to carbon neutrality

Energy mix made of hydro and solar power


The site at Deutschlandsberg also runs production on self-generated solar power. Its own photovoltaic system with about 1,300 panels on about 2,400 square metres of roof is to be expanded further. This reduces the yearly carbon emissions of the plant, which has powered production with 100 percent hydropower for many years, by around 124 tons.

The photovoltaic system is a pilot for more possible sustainability projects for using energy while being gentle to natural resources, and receives funding from the European Funds for Regional Development (EFRE).

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400 megawatt hours per year

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The Xiamen capacitor site in China put its own photovoltaic system into operation. Around 700 modules with an area of almost 3,000 square meters were installed on several roofs. They are expected to generate 400 megawatt hours per year, which is equivalent to around three percent of the site's annual energy requirements.

At the same time, the site has installed charging stations for electric vehicles on the factory premises. All these measures contribute to reduce CO₂ emissions and realizing TDK Electronics’ climate protection targets. 

Solar power increases competitiveness

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In Croatia, the Kutina site of the subcontractor Selk has commissioned its own photovoltaic system. Around 2,800 panels were installed on two production halls covering an area of almost 8,600 square meters. They will generate 1.22 gigawatt hours per year, which is almost 9 percent of the site's annual energy requirements.

With the new photovoltaic system, the site further reduces its operating costs and thus increases its competitiveness.

50 percent electricity from solar power

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The plant in Nashik has made environmentally friendly production a top priority, and is using more and more electricity from solar power to achieve this. Around 50 percent of its energy needs, the plant covers by producing its own electricity using a photovoltaic system on the roof of an assembly hall, and from an external photovoltaic field of about 100,000 square metres that delivers electricity exclusively to the site. This reduced the carbon emissions from the site by about 8,200 tons per year.

Hydropower and geothermics for extreme energy intensive production

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The plant in Akureyi draws its electricity solely from renewable energies. In Iceland, TDK moulds foils for aluminium electrolyte capacitors, which requires enormous amounts of energy. Akureyi is responsible for more than half of TDK Electronics’ entire electricity consumption. The extra energy intensive production was one of the main reasons why the site was founded 10 years ago in Iceland. The electricity is generated there entirely from renewable energy sources. Around 70 percent come from hydropower, the remainder from geothermal energy.

Carbon reduction equals emissions of 100 cars per year

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The plant in Johor Bahru also runs production on self-made solar energy. A photovoltaic system with almost 1,200 panels on roughly 3,000 square meters generates around 640 megawatt hours of electricity per year. This covers around 8 percent of the annual electricity needs at the site.

The plant thereby reduces its annual carbon emissions by about 450 tons. This equals the yearly carbon emissions of roughly 100 cars.

Self-generated solar power increased by ten times

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The Málaga site has significantly expanded its photovoltaic system, generating almost ten times more solar power than before. Around 900 modules with an area of almost 6,000 square meters have now been installed on several roofs. The roofs of the parking lots are also used to generate electricity. The system produces 850 megawatt hours of solar power per year, which corresponds to 15 percent of the site's annual energy requirements.

Two and a half years ago, the site commissioned its own photovoltaic system, which at the time had 160 panels covering 900 square meters. It generated 90 megawatt hours of solar power per year. Since then, the plant has also been producing with electricity from 100 percent renewable energy sources.