Hats off to Goodyear! They’ve just rolled out a massive solar panel setup at their Pulandian factory in Dalian, China. We’re talking about a whopping 29,700 solar panels. These aren’t just for show; they’ll be powering the whole plant, from the manufacturing floor to the offices and storage areas. The best part? This move is set to cut down carbon emissions from their electricity use by 17,000 metric tons every year for the next 25 years. Now that’s what I call making a difference!
A bit of a throwback – in 2021, Goodyear shared their green dream: to run their manufacturing on 100% renewable energy by 2030 and to make everything they do powered by renewables by 2040. With their investments in the Asia Pacific, they’re now producing around 28 megawatts of electricity from the sun. And if we look at the bigger picture, they’ve got solar setups in 10 spots worldwide, generating a cool 30 megawatts.
Nathaniel Madarang, the president of Goodyear Asia Pacific, had this to say: “Goodyear prides itself on our work to create a better future, and our commitment to renewable energy is an important part of that. 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 goals.” He’s optimistic about adding even more solar power to their portfolio, keeping their eyes on the 2030 and 2040 targets.
A bit about Goodyear – they’re one of the top tire makers globally, with a team of 72,000 folks. They’ve got 57 factories in 23 countries. They’re also innovating like crazy in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the tire world.
Goodyear’s not just talking the talk; they’re walking the walk when it comes to a greener future. Their Pulandian solar project is a clear sign of their commitment. The road ahead is long, but with companies like Goodyear taking the lead, the future looks bright – and green!