The rooftop solar system for Indo Kordsa’s manufacturing, warehouse, and office buildings in Citeureup, Bogor, Indonesia, was formally launched by French energy firm TotalEnergies and PT Indo Kordsa Tbk (Indo Kordsa). To implement the Indo Kordsa Sustainability Roadmap Strategy, which calls for a 3% annual reduction in emissions through the use of renewable energy, Indo Kordsa, a subsidiary of the Kordsa Group and a significant supplier of premium tire reinforcement material to the automotive industry in Southeast Asia, is one of the first tire cord manufacturers to use solar power in the region.
Representatives from Indo Kordsa, TotalEnergies, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), and the Governor of West Java attended the inauguration ceremony at Indo Kordsa.
By lowering emissions, especially GreenHouse Gases (GHG), and addressing climate change, Indo Kordsa is dedicated to being a Net Zero Company in 2050, in line with the sustainability policies of the Kordsa Group. To reduce its carbon footprint, achieve its sustainability goals, and reduce electricity costs, Indo Kordsa was looking for a partner to build its rooftop PV (photovoltaic) power system. They choose TotalEnergies to assist them in their transition to clean energy because of its solid technical expertise in delivering renewable energy solutions in extremely technical and difficult locations around the world.
The 4.8 megawatt-peak (MWp) PV system generates approximately 6,800 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually, realising significant cost savings for Indo Kordsa. The system has over 8,800 modules installed on the rooftops of the company’s 6 facilities.
“This project is the largest in Bogor District and among other Kordsa projects in six nations. With the use of these solar panels, PT Indo Kordsa Tbk also made history by being the first textile company in Indonesia to use the rooftop of a solar panel,” according to Mür Menteş, the company’s president and director.
According to the agreement, TotalEnergies pays for the PV solar system’s installation, maintenance, and operation, while Indo Kordsa will make monthly payments for 20 years while electricity is generated. TotalEnergies promises the system will operate at its peak efficiency so Indo Kordsa can benefit from the financial and environmental advantages of a rooftop solar system without worrying about system performance.
The numbers are a clear illustration of the opportunity that renewable energy represents today, said Mür Menteş, adding that it is no longer just a passing trend. The Indo Kordsa and TotalEnergies teams are both to be congratulated on the system’s successful launch, and Gavin Adda, Head of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia, remarked, “TotalEnergies delivers its customers peace of mind from a technical, financial, and commercial viewpoint. We are thrilled to help Indo Kordsa achieve its sustainability goals of cutting costs and lowering carbon impact.”