New Delhi, India, 7 June 2022: Cleantech Solar, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions to corporations in India and Southeast Asia, has 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, India’s largest battery company.
This long-term solar partnership between Cleantech Solar and Chloride Metals Limited is expected to generate approximately 76.8 GWh of clean energy during the lifetime of the project, which amounts to a reduction of over 70 kilotonnes of CO2emissions. The fully operational solar PV system has been financed, designed and constructed by Cleantech Solar and will be operated and maintained by Cleantech Solar across the term of the agreement. It will boost the industry leader’s sustainability efforts by adding renewable solar power to their energy mix.
Mr. Raju Shukla, Founder and CEO of Cleantech Solar, said:
“We are delighted to be the solar partner of choice for Chloride Metals Limited, helping them power their operations sustainably with our top-of-the-line solar solution. It is heartening to see the ever-increasing uptake of clean, renewable energy by industry leaders. This solar PV system will not only reduce their carbon emissions, but also improve the company’s bottom line and provide long-term energy security. Cleantech Solar would like to congratulate both teams for the successful commissioning of this rooftop project.”
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 600 MW across the various stages of operations, construction and 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 Chloride Metals Limited and Exide Industries Limited (https://www.chloridemetals.in/; https://www.exideindustries.com/):
Chloride Metals Limited is a 100% subsidiary company of India’s No.1 Battery manufacturer, M/s Exide Industries Ltd. The company is engaged in manufacturing and supplying Lead and Lead Alloys to its valued customers like Exide Industries Ltd. The company has obtained ISO 9001-2008, ISO 14001-2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 certification from M/s TUV SUD South Asia Pvt Ltd. and it has also obtained requisite registration from the concerned Pollution Control Boards for the eco-friendly recycling of Lead Acid battery scraps. It currently operates from three lead-smelting plants, which are situated in the states of West Bengal, Maharashtra & Karnataka.
The company is engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility activities and has undertaken various environmental and educational development projects in the surrounding villages.
For more than seven decades, Exide has been one of India’s most reliable brands, enjoying unrivalled reputation and recall. The company’s constant emphasis on innovation, extensive geographic footprint, strong relationship with marquee clients and steady technology upgradations with global business partners have made them a distinct frontrunner in the lead-acid storage batteries space for both automotive and industrial applications.
A leader in packaged power technology, EIL today is India’s largest storage battery company with the widest range of both conventional flooded as well as latest VRLA batteries. Apart from serving the domestic market, the company exports batteries to more than 50 countries across six continents.
Exide designs, manufactures, markets and sells the widest range of lead acid storage batteries in the world from 2.5Ah to 20,600Ah capacity, to cover the broadest spectrum of applications. Using the latest technological inputs, it manufactures batteries for all kinds of automotive applications (2/3/4 wheelers, sub-marine) and caters to various industrial sectors like power, telecom, solar, infrastructure projects, railways, mining and defence sectors. This is project is co-funded by Climate Investor One.
This is project is co-funded by Climate Investor One .