Launched in March this year, Proton’s solar venture was launched at the Tanjung Malim plant to save money from the associated utility costs as well as reduce CO2 emissions by 11,536 tons per year.
This time, Proton released a short video showing the early stages of building solar power equipment, located in a 23.4-acre car park with a total of 2,880 parking spaces. According to the video, a total of 441 km of DC cabling was used for parking spaces and installation of solar panels on the roof.
In total, the parking lot has 20,544 two-surface solar panels; This setting allows the sun to absorb energy from the sun’s rays as well as protect vehicles parked on the ground and underneath while protecting cars parked there.
The solar panel facility can generate up to 9 MWp (megawatt-peak) of electricity and save up to RM4.39 million in annual costs for the company. It is equipped with 3 MWp roof solar panels in the main building of the plant, which has saved RM1.46 million, Proton explained. The facility has been installed by Pekat Group and MFP Solar.
Proton’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality began in 2015 with Green Policy and Green Wheels, which included data collection and analysis, energy efficiency projects, waste and water management, and a fourth, five-stage plan for a solar energy initiative.
The fifth and final step is the digitization of all proton energy data for proton power managers so that energy costs can be estimated and the steps that need to be taken to reduce energy costs at all of the company’s plants, including its office facilities.