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Industrial park to install solar energy system

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PHNOM PENH: Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) has signed an agreement with a Singaporean clean energy firm to install and operate a solar panel system inside the 357-hectare industrial park, The Phnom Penh Post reported.

According to the firm’s statement, Cleantech Solar Corporation will lease a photovoltaic solar system to PPSEZ as part of a pilot project that could lead to further solar deployment to serve companies operating in the industrial park.

The pilot system, to be installed on PPSEZ’s administration building, is expected to be operational by the end of April.

Cleantech’s regional business development director Arnaud Ayral said Phnom Penh SEZ will operate the system and generate electricity themselves.

Bob Anderson, deputy CEO of LCH Investment Group, the parent company of PPSEZ, said the solar energy project was part of a drive to provide additional, clean power options to the industrial park and its customers.

PPSEZ did not indicate the size and capacity of the solar power unit, or its total energy consumption.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/content/149781

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-- Thai PBS 2016-01-06

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While solar energy, in its present form, could contribute to reducing domestic fuel bills, it's use for industrial operations is doubtful, depending of course what the proposed industries are. However it could provide all the street lighting for the industrial park. Any more would require a significantly large area given over to the solar cells. The report is a wee bit vague, but the concept is good.

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