Kioxia Group is increasing the usage of renewable energy by installing solar power generation systems for the first time at its Kitakami Plant and Yokkaichi Plant.
The new solar power systems with a total generating capacity of about 7.5 megawatts (MW) will be the largest of their kind at any semiconductor plant in Japan. The new solar power systems are expected to generate about 7,600 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity annually for Kioxia and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 3,200 tons per year.
The solar power generation system at Fab1 of our Kitakami Plant became operational recently while the system at Fab6 of our Yokkaichi Plant will be operational in June of this year.
Kioxia Group has set the goal of sourcing 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by FY2040, including solar power.