St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M recently unveiled a new Singapore headquarters, as well as the installation of that country’s largest rooftop solar farm at a separate facility.
The company’s new headquarters is about 10,000 square meters-or nearly 33,000 square feet. That’s about twice the size of its previous headquarters in Singapore, and more than 500 employees work in the three-floor facility.
At the same time, the company announced its new rooftop solar farm at another facility elsewhere in Singapore.
According to The Straits Times of Singapore, the solar installation is 14,000 square meters, or about 46,00 square feet. Comprised of 6,605 panels with 55 inverters, it is capable of generating an average of 2,400 megawatt hours of electricity annually.
The solar farm, the company says, contributes to the company’s stated 2025 sustainability goal, which is to have the company’s renewable energy use to 25 percent of its total power requirements.
3M has had operations in Singapore for more than a half-century.