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11/09/2022|Sustainability

Milestone in environmental sustainability

DMG MORI plans Japan's largest solar energy system for self-use at Iga Campus.

DMG MORI will install a huge solar power system on the roofs of the Iga Campus, the largest production site of the DMG MORI Group. With a roof area of 130,000 m2 and an output of 13,400 kW, it will be the largest solar energy system ever built in Japan for self-use.

Solar roof DMG MORI Iga Campus (perspective image)
Solar roof on the DMG MORI Iga Campus (perspective image)

The first half of the solar panels will be completed by next year and will provide a capacity of 5,400 kW (5.4 MW) as of February 2023. The second half will be operational in February 2025 and provide an additional 8,000 kW (8.0 MW). Over the total installed capacity of about 13,400 kW (13.4 MW), up to 14 million kWh (14,000 MWh) of solar power is expected to be produced starting in 2025. This corresponds to around 30 percent of the annual electricity demand on the Iga campus, which will reduce CO2 emissions from the production site by around 5,300 tons per year.

The massive solar offensive at the production site in Iga marks the start of a series of further investments in sustainable infrastructure. For example, it was recently decided to also comprehensively equip DMG MORI's plants in Nara, Japan, and Davis, USA, with solar cells.

Project scope 


Location:

DMG MORI Iga Campus

System description: 

Solar power system for own use

Financing model:

Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

Project partner:

TESS Engineering Co. Ltd. 

Installation area: 

130,000 m2

Panel capacity: 

13,400 kW (13.4 MW)

Annual power generation: 

14 million kWh (14,000 MWh)/year

Estimated CO2 avoidance: 

5,300 tons/year

Contract term:

20 years


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