Solar plant portfolio expanded

Solar plant portfolio expanded

Cleantech Solar Cargill's Lopburi facility. Cargill's move to adopt solar energy in Thailand is in line with its global commitment to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse emissions by 10% by 2025.
Cleantech Solar Cargill's Lopburi facility. Cargill's move to adopt solar energy in Thailand is in line with its global commitment to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse emissions by 10% by 2025.

Cleantech Solar has announced the completion of four rooftop solar PV systems at Cargill sites across Thailand through long-term agreements under which Cleantech has funded, built and will operate and maintain the systems.

The solar power plants have a combined generating capacity of 2.4 megawatts and are located at different locations in Lop Buri, Korat and Phetchaburi.

The four operating sites are expected to generate over 3,000 megawatt-hours of electricity a year, which is equivalent to reducing 1,750 tonnes of CO2.

Thailand set a target to increase the use of renewables to 30% of the country's overall energy consumption by 2036.

The new sites will add to Cleantech Solar's portfolio of operating solar power plants in Thailand, which have since generated over 35 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity, enough to power 17,500 Thai households per year.

Cargill's move to adopt solar energy in Thailand is in line with its global commitment to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse emissions by 10% by 2025, measured against a 2017 baseline.

"On top of the benefits these operating solar power plants provide to Cargill's operations and the environment, they will also provide economic benefits in the form of cheaper-than-grid electricity," said Raju Shukla, Cleantech Solar founder and executive chairman.

"Cleantech Solar is pleased to be supporting Cargill's commitment as its trusted partner to help the company build a stronger, sustainable future for food and agriculture."



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