Cleantech Solar Enhances Regional Partnership with Etika Group of Companies, Installing 3.4 MWp of Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Malaysia and Indonesia


Cleantech Solar, a prominent provider of renewable energy solutions in Southeast Asia and India, has forged long-term solar partnerships with Etika Group of companies (Etika), a renowned manufacturer and distributor of Halal beverages in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. This collaboration aims to develop three rooftops solar PV systems with a combined capacity of 1.7 MWp across Malaysia and Indonesia. This initiative follows the successful commissioning of two rooftop PV systems, totalling 1.7 MWp, for Etika Beverages in Malaysia.


Cleantech Solar Extends Comprehensive Partnership with Etika Group for Turnkey Solar Solutions

Cleantech Solar, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, has solidified its partnership with Etika Group by offering full turnkey financing, design, installation, maintenance, and operation services for photovoltaic (PV) systems. Under long-term agreements, Cleantech Solar will oversee these aspects throughout the duration of the engagements.


The initial Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed with Etika Sdn. Bhd., a company involved in bottling, marketing, and distributing renowned global brands such as Pepsi, Mirinda, 7Up, Revive Isotonic, Gatorade, Lipton, Tropicana, MUG, and Mountain Dew. Etika Sdn. Bhd. also manufactures, distributes, and markets WONDA Coffee and Calpis, along with its own range of beverages including Chill, Bleu Mineral Water, and Kickapoo.

The first phase of the solar project, boasting a capacity of approximately 1.4 MWp, has been operational for nearly two years. Cleantech Solar is now expanding this project with a second phase, adding an additional 840 kWp of rooftop PV to further enhance the renewable energy infrastructure.

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Furthermore, Cleantech Solar has entered into a separate agreement with Etika Sdn. Bhd. for the implementation of a 340 kWp rooftop solar PV project at their warehouse in Bangi, Malaysia. This solar installation has been successfully generating clean energy for nearly a year, showcasing the sustainable commitment of Etika Sdn. Bhd. and Cleantech Solar.

Cleantech Solar’s rooftop solar PV project for Etika Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia

The fourth project with a system size of 656 kWp is for Etika Dairies Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia, a company that manufactures and sells UHT and pasteurised milk under the Goodday Milk brand and sweetened condensed creamers and evaporated milk under the Dairy Champ brand. 

Conceptual design of Cleantech Solar’s rooftop solar PV project for Etika Dairies Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia

The fifth project is for PT Etika Dairies Indonesia to develop a 233 kWp solar PV system at their manufacturing facility in Pasuruan, Indonesia, where they manufacture sweetened condensed creamers.

Cleantech Solar’s rooftop solar PV project for PT. Etika Dairies Indonesia

Both Etika Group of Companies and Cleantech Solar share the same values of making a positive difference towards the planet by integrating sustainable plans into their businesses. Through this significant collaboration, Etika Sdn. Bhd. is determined to contribute to a greener environment by substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other possible harmful pollutants.

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This regional partnership between Cleantech Solar and Etika Group is expected to generate over 86 GWh of clean energy during the lifetime of the systems, equivalent to a reduction of approximately 68 kilotonnes of CO2 emissions. The environmental impact of this partnership is akin to planting 109,000 trees during the lifetime of these projects. The solar PV systems will contribute to the multinational company’s sustainability efforts in Malaysia and Indonesia, powering their operations with clean, renewable solar energy.

Mr. Santharuban Thurai Sundaram, Chief Executive Officer of Etika Group of Companies for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, said: “Etika has always been mindful of the environment through its operations. The installation of solar panels is a step forward in advancing our ESG commitment, pushing us forward in being one of the leading eco-friendly brands in the FMCG industry. This partnership between Etika and Cleantech Solar is not merely on economical merits, but also on the basis of trust that our joint effort would significantly reduce carbon footprint and enhance Etika’s operational efficiency. We are investing in our future now and are certain that this is the best course of action in improving the environment as a whole.”

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Mr. Raju Shukla, Founder and CEO of Cleantech Solar, said: “We are very happy to witness this successful multi-country engagement with Etika Group, expanding our existing partnership and helping them harness the benefits of solar energy across their manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Indonesia. With experienced teams across markets, our best-in-class solar offering provides substantial reduction in carbon emissions and energy bills, helping the world’s leading industries decarbonise. Congratulations to Etika for switching to clean energy and meeting their environmental, social and economic performance targets.”

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