Atlanta, Ga. - (December 10, 2015) - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has completed a 20MW (Megawatt) rooftop solar project at its site Gold HongYe tissue mill in Suzhou, China.
The panels cover around 300,000 square meters (the equivalent of 42 football fields), creating one of the world’s largest rooftop solar installations.
Madam Zhai, deputy chief executive at APP China, said: “Investment in renewable energy in China continues apace and we are proud to be a part of growth in the sector. Our rooftops are helping to reduce the country’s carbon emissions while at the same time supplying power to the local community.”
The site produces toilet paper, box facial and interfold facial tissue products, jumbo roll toilet and hand towel and wet tissue products.
Gold HongYe Paper Group is a subsidiary of APP. The company operates four papermaking mills and sixteen processing plants across China and employs more than 13,000 people.
It produces more that 500,000 tonnes of base paper and 600,000 tonnes of finished goods.
Read more about APP's solar project in Tissue World Magazine.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. The APP Group of companies is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies, with an annual combined pulp, paper, and converting products capacity of over 18 million tons. APP-Indonesia and APP-China currently market their products in more than 120 countries across six continents. The majority of APP’s production facilities are Chain-of-Custody certified by SVLK, LEI and PEFC.
APP launched its Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020 in June 2012 and its Forest Conservation Policy in February 2013, to further improve its environmental performance, biodiversity conservation, and protection of community rights. More information can be found at www.asiapulppaper.com.
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Solaris Paper®, Inc. (SPI) is a U.S. based manufacturer of premium quality towel and tissue products for the North American Away-From-Home commercial marketplace. SPI’s products are made from virgin Rapidly Renewable Fiber, which produces a whiter, brighter, softer and greener product. SPI is dedicated to a sustainable business model. Our commitment applies to the full scope of our operations, starting with our primary strategic supply partner Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) through end-of product life scenarios. Solaris Paper’s family of products currently includes Nvi® Advanced Dispensing Systems, Nvi® LoCor®, Livi® VPG and Livi® Basic Towel and Tissue. To learn more about Solaris Paper and our full line of product offerings, please visit SolarisPaper.com.