Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - March 27, 2023
Gigaphoton Installs Solar at Headquarters
Gigaphoton Inc., a manufacturer of light sources for semiconductor lithography, announced that it installed its first solar panel on the roof of its headquarters.
The company installed 1,100 photovoltaic panels on the roof of its head office building in February that are scheduled to begin power generation in May. The solar panels are expected to generate approximately 460MWh per year, which is equivalent to approximately 4% of the annual power consumed by Gigaphoton and approximately 210t-CO2 in terms of CO2 emissions.
Gigaphoton also announced that its new production building – scheduled for completion in late 2023 – will incorporate solar panels to increase the ratio of renewable energy used.
The company aims to be carbon neutral by virtually eliminating its own GHG emissions in 2030. One of its efforts toward carbon neutrality is the aim of achieving a 30% use ratio of renewable energy in 2030. To achieve this goal, Gigaphoton promotes energy creation, including installation of solar panels, alongside power saving in production processes and other areas.
"Based on our sustainability policy, Gigaphoton will further accelerate the reduction of power consumption during product operation while actively working to reduce GHG generated during production by reducing power consumption during production and utilizing renewable energy,” said Katsumi Uranaka, President and CEO of Gigaphoton, in a statement.