Greenfields dairy plant to lower carbon emissions with Total Solar DG solar system

By Jim Cornall contact

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The solar installation at Greenfields' Indonesia plant will supply 20% of its energy. Pic: Getty Images/DiyanaDimitrova
The solar installation at Greenfields' Indonesia plant will supply 20% of its energy. Pic: Getty Images/DiyanaDimitrova

Related tags: Carbon footprint, emissions, Dairy, Indonesia

Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) has partnered with Greenfields, the largest dairy company in Southeast Asia, to provide solar power for its biggest milk processing plant in Palaan, East Java, Indonesia.

In line with Greenfields' commitment to sustainable farming, the plant, which processes 70m liters of milk annually, will be equipped with a 1,300kWp solar power system by Total Solar DG. The system is expected to be running in Q3 of 2020.

The 1,770MWh of electricity generated each year will cover around 20% of the plant's power needs. With 3,750 modules, the system will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 1,482 tons annually.

Founded in 1997 to cater to the Indonesian market, Greenfields manages two farms in Indonesia with 16,000 heads of cattle and a milk processing facility. Part of the AustAsia Food group, Greenfields also exports its dairy products to major markets in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei and Myanmar.

"Greenfields is pleased to partner with Total Solar DG on this project, which will not only broaden our energy sources and improve our resource's efficiency, but also reduce our environmental footprint and help build a more sustainable future,"​ said Edgar Collins, CEO of AustAsia Food.

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