Australian company Santos is using renewables to help reduce emissions from its Port Bonython processing plant in South Australia.

Santos revealed Wednesday it had installed a 2.12-megawatt ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system at the plant which processes natural gas liquids and crude piped from Santos’ Moomba plant for export.

Santos claims the solar panels will generate more than three gigawatt hours of emissions-free energy per annum, representing more than 6% of the electricity used at the plant.

“This solar installation at Port Bonython is our biggest demonstration yet of how we can work with renewables to not only reduce our carbon emissions but to also free up more gas for the domestic markets,” Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said.