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Kioxia installs solar power generation systems

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Installations at Kitakami and Yokkaichi plants in Japan in major new sustainability initiative.

Kioxia Group is increasing the usage of renewable energy by installing large-scale solar power generation systems for the first time at its Kitakami Plant and Yokkaichi Plant. Installed on the rooftop of flash memory fabrication facilities, the new solar power systems are believed to be the largest of their kind at any semiconductor plant in Japan. With a total generating capacity of about 7.5 megawatts (MW), 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. With the new solar power systems, the company is accelerating its efforts to address climate change, one of the key objectives of its management strategy.

The solar power generation system at Fab1 of the Kitakami Plant became operational recently while the system at Fab6 of the Yokkaichi Plant will be operational in June of this year.

Kioxia Group has set the goal of sourcing 100% of its energy from renewable sources by FY2040, including solar power. The company aims to continue to address climate change proactively and to develop sustainably for the benefit of society.

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