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June 8 – Dell Technologies has announced the implementation of its largest on-site solar panel installation globally at the Dell Technologies Asia Pacific Customer Centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Dell Technologies said the solar photovoltaic system worth RM2.25 million is also a first in Southeast Asia for a Dell Technologies facility.

“The 700 kilowatts peak (kWp) rooftop system consists of 1,590 highly efficient panels that are designed to produce nearly 1,000 MWh of renewable electricity annually.

“It will power more than 25% of the production lines at the 24-hour facility,” it said in a statement, today.

With this installation, Dell Technologies aims to reduce the facility’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by about 650 tonnes.

Meanwhile, senior vice-president South Asia and managing director Malaysia, Pang Yee Beng said Dell Technologies has committed to reducing emissions across facilities, supply chain and in the energy intensity of the products over the next decade and reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

“The 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,” he said.

Source: The Edge