The solar power plants will help AkzoNobel progress towards its target in sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2030 as part of its RE100 commitment.
Three rooftop solar PV systems at AkzoNobel sites in Malaysia and Thailand have been commissioned by Cleantech Solar under long-term agreements where Cleantech Solar has funded, built, and will operate and maintain the systems throughout the term of the agreement.
Two of the sites are located in Chon Buri and Samut Sakhon, Thailand and the third site is located in Nilai, Malaysia. The combined 1.6 MW solar power plants saw 7818 panels installed across the industrial coatings sites and are targeted to avoid about 28,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions across the term of the agreement.
Wijnand Bruinsma, Program Manager Sustainability at AkzoNobel, said:
“At AkzoNobel, sustainability is one of our core principles. We strive to lead our industry by empowering people, reducing our impact on the planet and consistently innovating to deliver the most sustainable solutions for our customers. That is why we call our approach to sustainable business ‘People. Planet. Paint.’ It is about focusing on the things we can truly influence. Through our partnership with Cleantech Solar, we are delivering on our ambition to reduce energy use and lower CO2 emissions while increasing our use of renewable energy.”
“I am pleased to see another successful multi-country rollout from the Cleantech Solar team, and I would like to extend hearty congratulations to AkzoNobel on achieving another sustainability milestone in the region. Cleantech Solar takes great pride in the fact that we are working together with AkzoNobel, an industry leader and established member of RE100, to make a switch to clean and competitive electricity in order to meet their social, environmental and economic performance targets,” said Raju Shukla, Cleantech Solar Founder and Executive Chairman.
Caption: 240 kW site in Samut Sakhon, Thailand
Caption: 480 kW site in Nilai, Malaysia