In a move to optimize energy consumption, DHL Supply Chain has installed solar panels valued at approximately US$1.2 million (฿36 million) on the rooftops across four warehouses at its Bangna Logistics Campus in Samutprakarn. The total surface area of the solar panels is approximately 11,000 sqm, the size of almost three football fields.
By converting solar energy into usable electricity, the solar panels will power up the facilities and reduce the amount of energy consumption. These solar panels are expected to generate enough energy to fulfill 38 % of total energy requirements in the facilities, and will reduce energy usage by 20% annually.
"Sustainability is always on the top on our agenda. Over the years, DHL Supply Chain Thailand has implemented a number of innovations in Thailand within our transport and warehousing operations to achieve energy consumption efficiency. This solar project has contributed significantly to our agenda of operating in carbon neutral buildings and aids us to meet Deutsche Post DHL Group's (DPDHL Group) mission to reduce all logistics-related emissions by 2050," said Mike Davies, COO of DHL Supply Chain Thailand Cluster.
DPDHL Group also recently announced that it is investing a total of EUR 7 billion (THB equivalent) over the next ten years in measures to reduce its CO2 emissions, such as expanding the zero-emission e-vehicle fleet and operating in climate-neutral buildings.