Keysight Technologies will be installing a rooftop solar array at their largest site – located in Penang, Malaysia – with completion estimated for Spring 2022. This is part of their commitment to achieving net zero emissions in company operations by the end of fiscal year 2040, in alignment with the Paris Agreement's preferred goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Covering the rooftops of all eight buildings at the Bayan Lepas site, this is the largest solar power generation system for Keysight globally and the largest industry rooftop PV system in Penang. It is a 5.8 megawatt (MW) peak solar installation, creating approximately 7.9 million kWh of energy annually, which is more than 16% of the total current annual energy consumption at the site.
It is expected to reduce the equivalent of approximately 5,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in the first year and more than 95,000 metric tons over 20 years.