Mazda installs solar power at Hiroshima plant

Graeme Roberts July 13, 2021 (Last Updated July 13th, 2021 13:05)

Mazda has installed its first solar power system.

Mazda installs solar power at Hiroshima plant
The solar panels at Hiroshima can generate 1MW a year.

Mazda Motor Corporation today began operation of its first solar power generation system.

The system, installed at the Hiroshima plant, has output of 1.1MW of electricity annually.

Power generated by the solar panels will supply electricity to the entire plant and be used to charge the batteries of all MX-30 EV models produced at the factory, which is Mazda’s main vehicle assembly plant in Japan.

“Moving forward, Mazda will strive to introduce and use green electricity in its efforts to reach carbon neutrality in 2050 to achieve a future where all of us can permanently co-exist with our beautiful earth,” the automaker said in a statement.