Goodyear Completes Largest Solar Panel Installation in China to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the completion of its solar panel installation at its Pulandian manufacturing plant in Dalian, China.

This significant step forward in sustainability comprises over 29,700 solar panels that will not only power the manufacturing facility but also the adjacent office and warehouse buildings. The deployment of these solar panels is expected to reduce carbon emissions from purchased electricity by a remarkable 17,000 metric tons annually over a span of 25 years.

Commitment to Renewable Energy: In 2021, as part of its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, Goodyear outlined its ambitious goal to transition all its manufacturing operations and processes to renewable energy sources by 2040. With a more immediate target of achieving 100 percent renewable electricity for its manufacturing operations by 2030, the company has been making substantial investments in solar power generation technology.

Growing Solar Portfolio: Goodyear’s investments in solar power in the Asia Pacific region have culminated in a significant generation capacity of approximately 28 megawatts of electricity. This includes the newly completed solar panel installation in China, showcasing the company’s dedication to sustainable energy solutions.

At the global level, Goodyear has been actively implementing onsite solar generation systems at ten facilities, contributing to a total capacity of 30 megawatts. These efforts are part of Goodyear’s larger commitment to environmental sustainability and reducing its environmental impact.

A Sustainable Future: Nathaniel Madarang, President of Goodyear Asia Pacific, emphasized the company’s dedication to creating a better future and underscored the importance of their commitment to renewable energy. He stated, “We are increasing our use of renewable energy in our manufacturing facilities with solar installations at our plants in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. We expect to continue to add additional onsite solar capacity in our region, helping us to reach our corporate-wide 2030 and 2040 sustainability goals.”

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