Solar plant portfolio expanded
published : 25 Dec 2020 at 04:00
newspaper section: Business
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."