Keysight Turning Penang Base Into Largest Rooftop Solar Power Generator

Keysight Technologies, Inc. a leading international tech company with a base in Penang, has announced the installation of rooftop solar arrays at the company’s site with completion estimated by the first quarter 2022. 

In its pursuit to achieve net-zero emission by 2040, the NYSE listed firm is looking to cover 8 buildings at the Bayan Lepas site with solar panels that will in turn help it reduce dependency on fossil-powered energy.

“One of Keysight’s top priorities is mitigating the impacts of climate change and leaving a healthier planet for future generations. Social responsibility is one of the key values of the Keysight Leadership Model and is at the core of our DNA,” said Alicia Benson, global director of Keysight’s Workplace Solutions. “This solar installation project is an example of our commitment to a low carbon future, and proof that we are making steady progress toward achieving our goals.”

Based on its coverage, the site will be the largest solar PV system in Penang, and the largest solar power generation for Keysight globally. The system is estimated to be 5.8 megawatts (MW) peak solar installation, creating approximately 7.9 million kWh of energy annually, which is more than 16 percent of the total current annual energy consumption at the site. It will 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. 

We remain steadfast in our commitment to building a better planet and supporting local communities where we operate,” said Gooi Soon Chai, Keysight senior vice president and president of Keysight Malaysia and Singapore. “As a leading industry player in Malaysia for the past 50 years, we are also extremely proud to contribute to Malaysia’s 2050 carbon neutral goal.

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