Cleantech Solar to commission 18.7 MW captive PV plant for Saint-Gobain India


Saint-Gobain India, the India arm of French construction material provider Saint-Gobain, has partnered with Cleantech Solar to commission an 18.7 MW solar plant for self-consumption. The agreement will see Cleantech Solar develop the PV plant at its solar park in Tamil Nadu. Saint-Gobain India will procure power on a captive, open access basis to power its manufacturing facilities in Sriperumbudur and Perundurai.

The PV plant is expected to generate around 28 million units of clean energy per year during the project’s lifetime, avoiding over 20 kilotons of CO2 emissions annually.

Saint-Gobain Group has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Procuring power from the solar PV project will contribute to its goal of limiting its environmental impact, countering climate change, preserving natural resources, and reducing waste and atmospheric emissions.

“Aimed at fulfilling the ambitious target of 100% green power by 2027-28, the agreement with Cleantech Solar is also another step in our continued efforts to add more green capacity through collaboration with green power generators and to meet our sustainability targets,” said AR Unnikrishnan, managing director-Glass business, Saint-Gobain India.

By the end of 2022, Saint-Gobain India will replace nearly 68 million units of its electricity requirement with solar power. And by 2025, it will have 65% of its electricity consumption coming from renewables.

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