As part of its ’25 Renewable Energy Schools Project’, Italcementi’s Asia Cement Company (ACC) is installing 4 kW on-grid solar PV rooftops in 25 small and medium-sized schools local to the company’s three cement plants in Thailand. The project began in 2014 and will run through to 2016.
Four schools took part in the project in 2014, and last month Managing Directors Roberto Callieri and Nopadol Ramyarupa visited the Baan Phon Thong School, located near ACC’s Takli plant in Nakorn Sawan province, which was the first school in Takli district to install the solar rooftops, and the fourth in the project. The school’s director reported that the solar power reduces electricity bills by 80 – 90%, allowing the school to increase its operating budget by up to 25%.
For information on how solar power can contribute to reduced energy costs at a cement plant, refer to the April 2015 issue of World Cement, which includes an article from Lark Energy. The April issue is out now. Subscribers can download the issue by logging in here.
Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/asia-pacific-rim/30032015/italcementi-installs-solar-rooftops-at-thai-schools-602/