Ricoh’s First Mega Solar Power System Installed under a PPA Model
Ricoh Company, Ltd., (Tokyo, Japan) today announced that it has further expanded the use of electricity derived from renewable energy sources (hereinafter, renewable electricity) at production sites. This is part of its participation in RE100*1 and a commitment to achieving the goal of using 100% renewable electricity across its business operations.
The roof of Ricoh Thermal Media (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.
On November 7, 2019, Ricoh Thermal Media (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, RTM), a production site in China, introduced a solar power generator operated under a PPA model*2. It has started to use electricity via a power generation company that is generated by the 2.8MW solar power generator installed on its rooftop. 20% of RTM’s annual electricity consumption will now be from renewable electricity.
Moreover, from October 1, 2019, Ricoh UK Products Ltd., a production site in the UK, shifted the source of all the electricity used at its company’s facilities to renewable electricity.
The initiatives undertaken at these two sites increased the use of renewable electricity by approximately 13.8GWh annually and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 5,000 tons.