Pekat Group Bhd and Proton Holdings Bhd seek to promote the adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) system within the latter's ecosystem and employees as part of the national automaker's energy sustainability initiatives.
An agreement between the two was forged via a signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) and will see Proton promote the adoption of solar PV systems provided by industry suppliers including Pekat's solar subsidiary Solaroo Systems Sdn Bhd by demonstrating its benefits.
Proton Edar chief executive officer Roslan Abdullah said that the partnership between PGS and Solaroo marks the beginning of the next phase in Proton’s journey towards a more holistic green energy adoption.
“Following our investment in new energy technologies in Tanjung Malim, we are hoping to adopt more energy-savings measures throughout our entire ecosystem in line with the Government’s target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.”
The partnership builds upon Pekat’s 12 megawatt-peak grid-connected solar PV system at Proton’s manufacturing plant in Tanjung Malim, Perak, which has helped Proton in reducing its carbon footprint and energy costs since March.
Pekat, a solar PV and earthing and lightning protection specialist, has secured over 195 megawatts of solar rooftop PV installation projects nationwide across residential, commercial and industrial customers.
The company’s 23-acre solar PV asset at Proton's Tanjung Malim plant has the potential to provide annual energy savings of RM5.85 million for the automaker, and reduces carbon dioxide emissions from the facility by up to 11,536 tonnes per annum.
“With the inevitable electricity tariff hike, the usage of renewable energy is appreciable in today’s economy,” said Solaroo's director Johann Sze. “We at Pekat and Solaroo are proud to continue our solar PV journey with Proton and provide the best low-carbon solutions for our partner in this long, mutually beneficial relationship.”