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Cleantech Solar commissions Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp. solar PV system

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Cleantech Solar has commissioned an onsite, 9.8 MW solar PV system at Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp. (CMIC). Designed, financed, and maintained by Cleantech Solar, the combination of rooftop and floating solar will make this one of the most advanced cement plants in Asia.

A leading provider of renewable energy to corporations in Asia, Cleantech Solar has celebrated the launch of the system at CMIC, which owns and operates the most advanced cement factory in Cambodia. The system includes a 2.8 MW floating solar power plant deployment on CMIC’s reservoir. The remaining 7 MW is installed across multiple rooftops at the facility.

It is expected that the project will generate 297 GWh of clean energy through the long-term partnership agreement. This will avoid 197 000 t of CO2 emissions across the system’s lifetime. By substituting a portion of the plant’s electricity consumption with solar PV, the system will contribute to CMIC’s sustainability efforts. This will also help the company to reduce operating costs without having to make the capital investment or the performance risk of the solar system. In addition, the deployment of the floating solar system will shield the reservoir from wind and the direct hot midday sun. This is expected to reduce water loss through evaporation, which will contribute to CMIC’s water conservation efforts.

“Here at CMIC, we are committed to being a trusted company that is both environmentally and socially responsible,” said Meng Leang, Chairman of CMIC. “Producing cement in Cambodia to substitute imports creates jobs and opportunities for Cambodians and adopting solar is an important step for us to help meet our energy requirements, whilst at the same time reducing our CO2 emissions. We have selected Cleantech Solar based on its extensive track record and strong technical and financial capabilities. This, together with our shared values on safety and quality, has delivered a very successful solar project and solidified our partnership with Cleantech Solar.”

“It is very satisfying to see the state-of-the-art CMIC plant now benefitting from our high-quality solar PV solution, which combines rooftop and floating elements,” said Raju Shukla, Founder and Executive Chairman of Cleantech Solar. “In addition to environmental and social benefits, such as cutting emissions and promoting corporate social responsibility, the economic benefits of sourcing renewables will also include cost savings, long-term price stability, and security of supply. We would like to extend our hearty congratulations to CMIC on achieving another milestone in its sustainability journey.”

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