Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia, 10 January 2023 – Cleantech Solar, a leading commercial and industrial (C&I) solar PV developer in Asia, has signed a long-term solar partnership with Can Sports Shoes Co. Ltd. in Cambodia to develop a 1.4 MWp rooftop solar PV project. Can Sports Shoes is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based footwear manufacturer Sports Gear Co., Ltd. Cleantech Solar will provide the turnkey solar energy solution to the client along with operating and maintaining the solar PV system throughout the term of the agreement.
This solar project will be installed on the rooftop of Can Sports’ manufacturing plant in the port city of Kampong Chhnang. The solar PV system is expected to generate over 40 GWh of clean electricity, which amounts to offsetting nearly 26 kilotonnes of CO2 emissions during the term of the PPA. This will aid Can Sports Shoes in their steadfast focus on ensuring a highly sustainable and innovative manufacturing process, deriving the benefits of solar power without investing any capital and without having to assume performance risk of the PV system.
Nancy Lin, ESG Director at Can Sports Shoes Co. Ltd., said, “We have been working on this Rooftop Solar Project for almost 3 years, and with Cleantech’s support it’s finally come true. The benefits brought from this project will not only be energy savings, but also presenting our willingness and desire to further cooperate with people dedicated to working toward renewable energy and decarbonization. As Net-Zero has become Manufacturing Industry long-term target, we look forward to continue expanding the Solar Panel installation in our factory if local regulation and our consumption allows.”
Raju Shukla, Founder and CEO of Cleantech Solar, said: “It is indeed a pleasure to be the solar partner for Can Sports Shoes Co. Ltd. in Cambodia, powering their manufacturing facility in Kampong Chhnang. We are sure our top-of-the-line solar solution will be immensely beneficial to the industry-leading sports shoe manufacturer, helping them power operations in a clean and environment-friendly manner. The commitment towards renewable energy adoption by top corporates in Cambodia is admirable and we are very optimistic about our growing footprint in the country. We congratulate Can Sports Shoes on their decision to go solar and look forward to the successful commissioning of the solar PV 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 750 MW across the various stages of operations and construction, with many more under development. This includes installations in India, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Cleantech Solar is backed by long term strategic shareholders – Keppel Corporation, Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund and Shell Eastern Petroleum.
The company helps corporations to meet their sustainability goals, offering them a unique combination of:
- Shared values ensuring 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
- Virtual control room managing the whole cycle of operations, monitoring and comprehensive maintenance of our solar PV plants, thereby delivering optimised performance in real time
About Can Sports Shoes Co. Ltd. & Sports Gear Co., Ltd.:
Founded in 2009, Can Sports Shoes Co. Ltd is a subsidiary of Sports Gear Co., Ltd. Can Sports Shoes primarily manufactures Adidas leisure footwear and football boots at its manufacturing facility in Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia.
Dating back to 1992, Sports Gear Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan-based company engaged in the manufacture of sport and casual shoes. With a focus on safety, satisfaction and speed, the company has partnered and manufactured shoes for renowned brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Brooks, Asics, Under Armour and Decathlon. The company has operations across Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Europe. Sports Gear Co., Ltd. is publicly listed on the Taipei Stock Exchange and employs around 30,000 people.