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Cleantech Solar Commissions 1 MW Rooftop Solar PV System For Senior Aerospace in Thailand

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Cleantech Solar has commissioned a 1 MW on-site rooftop solar PV system at the manufacturing facility of Senior Aerospace Thailand in Laem Chabang. The project provides solar power to Senior Aerospace under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), signed between Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Ltd., a subsidiary of Senior plc – an international manufacturer of high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment manufacturers in the worldwide aerospace, defense, land vehicle and power & energy markets, and Cleantech Solar, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions to corporations in Southeast Asia and India.

The solar power plant’s 1,296 PV modules are expected to generate over 18 GWh of clean electricity during the lifetime of the project, which will avoid over 10 kilotonnes of CO2 emissions, thereby helping the manufacturer to reduce energy costs and contribute to a sustainable environment. Cleantech Solar will now maintain and operate the PV system during the term of the agreement.

This commissioning follows the successful partnership between Cleantech Solar and UPECA Aerotech Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia, also a subsidiary of Senior Aerospace PLC, where Cleantech Solar is maintaining and operating a 615.6 kW rooftop solar power plant at UPECA Aerotech’s factory in Subang, which manufactures high-precision engineered components serving the aerospace and energy sectors. 

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Both Thailand and Malaysia projects expect to generate over 33 GWh over their lifetime and avoid over 19 kilotonnes of CO2.

Mr. Simon Geoffrey Shale, CEO at Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Ltd., said

“Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Ltd. is very happy to have engaged and partnered with Cleantech Solar in one of many of our steps in pursuing ongoing emissions reduction targets.”

Mr. Raju Shukla, Founder and CEO of Cleantech Solar, said:

“Cleantech Solar is delighted to partner with Senior PLC once again, this time to power their manufacturing facility in Thailand. We have witnessed rising uptake of green energy in the region, as industry leaders increasingly embrace solar energy as a clean, reliable and cost-efficient option to power their operations, thereby setting a benchmark for responsible business practices. Congratulations to both the Senior Aerospace (Thailand) and Cleantech Solar teams on the successful launch of the system.”

About Cleantech Solar (www.cleantechsolar.com)

Cleantech Solar is a pan-Asia supplier of renewable energy to corporates, combining the capabilities of a regional player with responsiveness and agility.

Headquartered in Singapore, Cleantech Solar has been selected for numerous solar power plants across India and Southeast Asia, covering over 600 MW across the various stages of operations, construction and development. This includes installations and projects in India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

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The company helps corporations to meet their sustainability goals, offering them a unique combination of:

  • Shared values ensure long-term partnership
  • Leading technical expertise with a strong focus on delivering safe and high-quality projects 
  • Experienced local teams in all markets to ensure compliance and smooth execution
  • State of the art control room delivering optimised performance in real-time

About Senior plc, Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Pvt. Ltd.:

Incorporated in 1933, Senior is an international, market-leading engineering solutions provider with 26 operating businesses in 12 countries. Senior designs and manufactures high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment manufacturers in the worldwide aerospace, defense, land vehicle and power & energy markets. The Group is split into two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics, servicing five key sectors.

The Group aims to create long-term sustainable growth in shareholder value through a culture of empowerment of autonomous and collaborative operations working within an effective control framework. Its vision is to be a trusted and collaborative high value-added engineering and manufacturing company producing sustainable growth in operating profit, cash flow and shareholder value. Senior plc has become the first in the global aerospace and defense sector to have its emissions reduction targets independently verified and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Ltd. is a subsidiary of Senior plc. It is principally a manufacturer of complex precision components and sub-assemblies predominantly for the commercial aerospace market. Supporting each sector from independent facilities, the company specialises in the manufacture of both structural components and assemblies and compressor aerofoils for high volume aero-engine programs.

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