MinebeaMitsumi Inc. has taken a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint by installing self-consumption solar power generation systems provided by Sharp Corporation at its MITSUMI Cebu plant in the Philippines. With an estimated annual power generation capacity of approximately 12,806 MWh/year and an equivalent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of about 6,833 tons of CO2 per year, these solar systems will play a crucial role in lowering carbon emissions at the Cebu plant.
These solar power generation systems have an impressive output of around 7.9 MW-dc, making them the largest self-consumption type solar power systems to be installed at a Japanese company’s factory in the Philippines. The energy generated will be utilized within the Cebu plant, ultimately contributing to a reduction in grid power consumption.
The installation of these solar systems in Cebu follows the successful deployment of large-scale solar power generation systems at two of MinebeaMitsumi’s production plants in Thailand. In a special ceremony on October 19, the solar panel completion event was attended by distinguished guests, including Mr Hon. Thomas Mark “Mix” Durano, the City Mayor of Danao, and Dr Ceferino S. Rodolfo, Undersecretary of Industry Development and Trade (DTI) Policy Vice Chairman and Managing Head of the Board of Investments.
MinebeaMitsumi’s Cebu plant, which began operations in 1989, has grown significantly and currently employs around 20,000 individuals. This facility produces a wide range of products, including semiconductors, camera actuators, and connectors.
This initiative aligns with MinebeaMitsumi’s Environmental Policy, aiming to achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the fiscal year ending March 2021 by the fiscal year ending March 2031. Ultimately, the company aspires to attain carbon neutrality by 2050. To fulfil these goals, MinebeaMitsumi is actively implementing measures like the installation of solar power generation systems at its global bases to reduce its environmental impact and promote decarbonization.
Hirozumi Gokaku, President of Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation, expressed his honor in supporting MinebeaMitsumi’s environmental efforts in the Philippines and emphasized Sharp’s commitment to contributing to the environment and the expansion of sustainable energy.
The installation of these solar panels in the Philippines by a Japanese company marks a significant milestone in the effort to reduce carbon emissions and adopt sustainable energy sources. This initiative is a testament to MinebeaMitsumi’s dedication to building a more eco-friendly and sustainable future.