June 30, 2021
Málaga plant well on the way to CO2 neutrality
The TDK Electronics' Málaga site in Spain has significantly improved its carbon footprint. Since April of this year, the plant has been manufacturing with electricity from 100 percent renewable energy sources. In addition, its own photovoltaic system on the roof generates around 90 megawatt hours of solar power per year. Both measures together lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions of around 95 percent.
The site already commissioned the photovoltaic system on the roof of the office building in December 2020. It generates around 90 megawatt hours of solar power per year, which corresponds to around 2 percent of the plant's energy needs. This alone will reduce CO2 emissions by around 35 tons a year.
At the same time, the site has installed a charging station for electric vehicles on the factory premises. This is intended to support the use of electric vehicles and accelerate the changeover to sustainable processes.
For the installation of the photovoltaic system and the charging station for electric vehicles, the Spanish subsidiary TDK Electronic Components, S.A.U., has received a grant from the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Sustainable Energy Development Program of Andalusia for the period 2017 to 2020. The aim of the program is a clean and sustainable economy.