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July 8, 2021

Johor Bahru relies on own solar power


The plant at Johor Bahru in Malaysia is now using solar power generated on-site for production purposes. To do so, the factory installed a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system that outputs about 640 megawatt-hours of electricity per year – roughly 8 percent of its annual requirement.

TDK Electronics is working on a lot of projects to further reduce CO2 emissions worldwide. These projects are instrumental in enabling more and more plants – especially in Europe – to tap energy from renewable sources. In countries where that is not always immediately possible, the company’s facilities are exploring other ways to “green” their production activities.

Following the example set by the Nashik plant in India, Johor Bahru has now also set up its own PV system, comprising nearly 1,200 panels and covering about 3,000 m2. The new PV system will help to reduce the CO2 emissions of the site by some 450 tons per annum – equivalent to the carbon emitted by nearly 100 cars in a year. At the same time, the site is cutting energy costs, which makes production both greener and more cost-efficient.

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