Winds of Change: We Purchase 100% Renewable Energy in the US
All Samsung’s facilities in the United States, including its manufacturing and distribution sites, use renewable energy. This is how it works:
Today, there are over 20,000 employees in the Samsung family across 46 states, with six major subsidiaries based in California, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas.
The business lines of each of our staff facilities may also be completely different from each other, with varying requirements for each building. For instance, managing our offices at our Samsung Electronics America headquarters in New Jersey looks very different from managing our Samsung Semiconductor facility in Texas, or our Samsung Home Appliance Manufacturing Plant in South Carolina.
Regardless of the breadth and scope of our U.S. subsidiaries, they all have one thing in common:
All of our Samsung U.S. facilities use 100% renewable energy.
Our 100% renewable energy currently comes from sources like Wind, Solar, Biomass and Green-e® certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
Since our 2018 commitment to switch all of our energy to renewables, our U.S. subsidiaries not only established wind power as an energy source, but together also installed solar power capacity, recovered biomass, and purchased Green-e® certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
For example, in 2019 our Samsung Austin Semiconductor manufacturing facility established 75 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy produced by a new large-scale wind farm. Our Samsung Semiconductor U.S. headquarters in San Jose additionally generates electricity from an on-site rooftop solar array. In 2020, 692,569 kilowatts (kWh) of energy were supplied by those solar panels.