Friday, May 14, 2021

Sony Thailand Image Sensor Production Center to Run on 100% Renewable Energy

Sony Device Technology Center in Thailand is taking on a challenge of becoming the first Sony Group manufacturing site in Southeast Asia to operate its facilities using 100% renewable energy. The Center is mainly responsible for the assembly of image sensors.

Sony Device Technology has a roof area of about 50,000 square meters, and plans to cover this surface almost entirely with solar panels by October of this year. The solar panels will be installed on an area approximately 2.54 times the ground area of the Tokyo Dome, which would make it the largest area covered by solar panels at any facility managed by the Sony Group. Some of the panels have already started generating electricity, and by the end of the fiscal year, all of the large panels will be generating electricity to supply the plant. Although these panels alone will not be able to supply all of the electricity required by the facility, they will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates, and by combining solar panels with the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates, Sony Device Technology expects to become the first Sony Group manufacturing site in Asia to achieve 100% renewable energy operation by the end of this fiscal year.

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