“The installation of these solar panels solidifies our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and embracing a greener future for the Goodyear Malaysia factory", said Goodyear Malaysia managing director Ben Hoge.
The plant's new solar-power system is able to produce 2.5-megawatts of power and is connected to six low voltage substations located within the plant.
The system provides power to its manufacturing plant as well as the office and warehouse buildings.
"Currently, we are still purchasing electricity from Tenaga Nasional, but once this system is fully optimised, we expect that power to be channelled back to the grid,” added Hoge.
The 375W Bifacial Monocrystalline Perc Double Glass Solar Modules are capable of reducing an estimated 1,980,433.37kg of carbon emissions annually over 25 years.
The system includes solar modules, inverters, Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), Alternating Current and Direct Current cable works.
With such a setup, the tyre company can now reduce its electricity expenditure, including the amount of Greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing its 'green' reputation.
"We are mindful of the impact that our business has on the community and will continue to innovate to reduce it, be it in Goodyear Malaysia or across the globe,” he said.