Saint-Gobain India, the Indian subsidiary of the French construction materials company Saint-Gobain has teamed up with Cleantech Solar to build an 18.7 MW solar plant for its self-consumption. Cleantech Solar will be establishing the PV plant at its solar park in Tamil Nadu as per the terms of the agreement. Saint-Gobain India will procure power for its manufacturing facilities in Sriperumbudur and Perundurai on a captive and open access basis.
The PV plant is expected to generate approximately 28 million units of clean energy per year during its lifetime and would help in avoiding over 20 kilotons of carbon emissions. Saint-Gobain Group has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. Saint-Gobain India expects to replace nearly 68 million units of electricity with solar power by the end of 2022. And by 2025, renewables will account for 65 per cent of its electricity consumption.
Recently in June 2022, Cleantech Solar commissioned a 2.6 MW rooftop solar PV system at the newly built manufacturing facility of Chloride Metals Limited in Haldia, West Bengal. Chloride Metals Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Exide Industries Limited.