Isuzu PH cuts down ops' CO2 emissions with solar panel installation

IPC Solar PV Project Launch

After revealing its Road to Progress vision last year, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has unveiled its Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project that is aimed to become energy self-sufficient while reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of its facility in Biñan, Laguna.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many solar panels did the Isuzu Philippines Corporation install on its manufacturing facility?

    The local vehicle distributor placed some 1,100 solar panels on its manufacturing plant's roof.
  • How much power can the solar panels harvest?

    The solar panels have a 500-kilowatt capacity.
  • Installed during the last quarter of 2022, IPC’s manufacturing plant now has some 1,100 solar PV panels on top of its roof in an effort to become an energy self-sufficient company, cutting down its dependence on the grid.

    In a statement, the Japanese automaker’s local arm said that the company is conducting initiatives under the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) perspective to make itself the “vital engine for the Philippine society towards a sustainable automotive chain.”

    IPC Solar PV Project

    “With 500-kilowatt capacity, the solar PV panels have been successfully catering up to 22 percent of the energy consumption of the IPC manufacturing plant,” IPC shared. The firm added that its own Solar PV project — combined with renewable energy sourced from Bataan Solar Plant — “has the capacity to reduce as much as 1,790 tons of CO2 emissions per year."

    It can be recalled that IPC President Noboru Murakami kicked off the Road to Progress vision after taking over IPC helm in May 2022 from Hajime Koso. Before transferring to his new designation this month, the outgoing company president — together with IPC Vice President for Manufacturing Yoshiki Yanai — was able to oversee the progress and the successful launching of the IPC Solar PV Project.

     “As the global race to decarbonize accelerates, Isuzu Philippines is up to the challenge to prove that it is and will always be “Your Responsible Partner”. With the launch of our Solar PV Project, we are taking a big step towards leading the industry on the road to sustainability,” Murakami said.

    Noburo Murakami

    Further, IPC said that amid completing several corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in 2022, they are still set to conduct more for 2023.

    Meanwhile, Murakami is set to pass the IPC leadership to Tetsuya Fujita, who was a Senior Executive in Isuzu Motors Limited Japan (IML) prior to his latest role. He has more than three decades of experience under IML handling various markets such as the United States and Latin America.

    Photos from Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Ruben D. Manahan IV

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