As one of the world’s largest tech companies, Dell Technologies has been passionate about ensuring that their operations are ecologically sustainable and to create a lasting, positive impact on humanity in line with their Progress Made Real 2030 goals.
In that regard, they’ve scored a fait accompli in Malaysia as they’ve deployed their largest onsite solar panel array globally and arguably one of the largest setups in Malaysia onsite at their facility in Penang.
At the Dell Technologies Asia Pacific Customer Centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, the company installed an RM2.25 million solar panel array onsite which consists of 1,590 panels that are collectively capable of producing close to 1,000MWh of renewable electricity annually to power the facility.
The addition of Malaysia’s largest solar panel array will power a quarter – that’s 25% – of the production lines at the Bukit Mertajam facility that runs 24-hours a day. To wit, Dell Technologies is looking to reduce the annual greenhouse gas emissions of this particular facility by 650 metric tons and they’re well on their way to achieving that with the addition of the solar panels.
“We all have a role in protecting the planet. That is why Dell Technologies has committed to reducing our emissions across facilities, our supply chain and in the energy intensity of our products over the next decade, and reaching net zero emissions by 2050,” said Pang Yee Beng, senior vice president, South Asia, and managing director, Malaysia, Dell Technologies.
“This solar power installation is key to us achieving this goal and we are extremely proud to lead the way in Malaysia with our largest on-site solar power installation globally to reduce emissions and create positive environmental impact,” adds Pang. For more details on Dell Technologies’ Progress Made Real 2030 programme, check out their official page at https://corporate.delltechnologies.com/en-my/social-impact.htm