PT Mowilex Indonesia, Carbon neutral paint manufacturer, has announced that it’s completing a major investment capable of powering its corporate headquarters by renewable solar energy and further cutting carbon emissions. The announcement comes as G20 members meet in Bali.
Mowilex intends to install panels at its Cikande factory, as well, and will eventually bring solar to all operational facilities.
The official statement held that a new parking lot solar canopy now captures sunlight while shading cars at the Mowilex headquarters. The system produces the maximum energy output allowed by current state electric company regulations and will cut carbon emissions at that facility of Mowilex by up to 30%.
Mowilex claims to be the first and only net-zero manufacturer. The company delves in premium paints, wood coatings and construction coatings. It earned its first CarbonNeutral certification four years ago.
The solar project further curbs emissions while supporting two national goals of Indonesia – aims to use 25% renewable energy by 2030 and net zero carbon emissions by 2060.
“This project helps Mowilex permanently reduce its carbon footprint by up to 30% at the company headquarters. We’re proud to advance Indonesia’s clean energy goals by cutting emissions at the source, rather than relying exclusively on carbon offsets,” said Niko Safavi, CEO of PT Mowilex Indonesia.
Mowilex introduced its solar installation at the sidelines of the 2022 G20 Heads of State and Government Summit meeting in Bali, with world leaders discussing clean energy, climate and the economy.
“Our customers care greatly about environmental impact. That’s especially true of younger Indonesians, architects and commercial clients. By permanently reducing carbon emissions, Mowilex makes it easy for customers to make an ethical, environmentally friendly choice each time they purchase paint,” added Safavi.
Mowilex is a subsidiary of Asia Coatings Enterprises and claims to be a leading producer of premium paints and coatings.