Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) has launched a 500-kilowatt (kWh) solar photovoltaic project in its manufacturing plant in Biñan, Laguna.
In a report by The Manila Times, Isuzu said that solar PV panels can supply 22% of the manufacturing plant’s energy consumption. The company installed 1,100 solar PV panels on the plant’s rooftop toward the last quarter of 2022.
IPC president Noboru Murakami said that IPC’s solar project is “a big step toward leading the industry on the road to sustainability.”
Last year, IPC also began sourcing its entire power requirements from the Bataan Solar Plant.
With the combined renewable energy sourced from the Bataan plant and IPC’s solar project, the company was able to reduce as much as 1,790 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
IPC envisioned itself to be the “vital engine” behind the transition of the Philippines towards a sustainable automotive chain, through the company’s environment, social and governance perspective.