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April 22, 2021

Malaysia Owns Intel's Largest Solar Farm

 US semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp's operations in Malaysia are currently leveraging solar energy to help generate energy for its six buildings in Kulim, Kedah and Penang.

According to a statement today, Intel said it was Intel's largest solar farm outside the US.

The statement added that the solar farm was assisted by the completion of a new 3.2 megawatt (MW) solar installation in January.

“The installation, which reached a total installed capacity of 4.1MW, was carried out by renewable energy developer, NEFIN.

"The completion of the project will contribute about 15% to Intel's global photovoltaic electricity capacity and will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 3,800 tonnes," the statement said.

Meanwhile, Intel Malaysia's Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Assembly Test Manufacturing, Robin Martin, said continued investment in alternative energy was the main thrust of his party's commitment to operate manufacturing facilities with the lowest environmental impact.

“The use of renewable energy generated in the same area at Intel Malaysia is part of Intel's important efforts as a responsible corporate citizen to do better initiatives for our Earth.

"This is also part of our RISE 2030 goal to achieve 100% renewable energy," he explained.

RISE 2030 is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and targeted to be achieved by 2030.

RISE 2030 aims to promote and achieve justice, equity, sustainability and peace.

Intel Malaysia's new solar farm panels cover an area of ​​about 900 parking spaces and an additional 50,208 square feet on the roof of the building, generating about 6,000 MWh of electricity annually.

The electricity demand of buildings in the area during peak hours is partially replaced by solar sources.

Energy supply from solar sources also helps to diversify and introduce a combination of renewable energy for the combined energy supply of the area which is more generated by natural gas and coal.

In line with the World Earth Day theme ‘Restore Our Earth’, Intel emphasized its commitment to conserving energy and expanding renewable energy projects and energy efficient technologies for the design and operation of technologies in tackling climate change.

Intel has used several solar thermal systems to provide domestic hot water to all its areas in the country in an effort to end its dependence on conventional fuel sources and will continue to expand the use of clean and green energy sources.