BLUELEAF Energy – formerly known as Conergy and one of the region‘s most experienced solar companies — yesterday announced that it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Robert Bosch (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to provide the technology and services company with clean solar energy for its production and warehouse facility in Penang.
Under the terms of the agreement, Blueleaf Energy will own the solar plant and will be responsible for the design, construction and asset management of the 3MWp power facility. Greencells Energy Asia Pacific Pte Ltd will execute the project as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.
The system is expected to supply power to Bosch Malaysia in second quarter of 2020, aiming to produce approximately 4,500MWh of clean energy per year. This is the equivalent of powering 900 households in Malaysia, while reducing annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 3,300 tonnes.
Bosch Malaysia MD Simon Song said the group is excited to form a long-lasting partnership with a competent and reliable player in the industry like Blueleaf Energy.
“It is definitely an important milestone in our pursuit to reduce our CO2 output not only in Malaysia, but globally. This is also in line with Bosch Malaysia’s four major levers — namely to increase energy efficiency, increase the proportion of renewables in its energy supply, buy in more green power and offset unavoidable carbon emissions.”
Meanwhile, Blueleaf Energy CEO Marc Lohoff said: “We are very proud to participate in the sustainability initiatives of a global technology leader like Bosch Malaysia and assist them in their efforts to curb their carbon footprint. This project demonstrates how corporations have an increasing impact in shaping clean energy markets and how they can lead by example to help transform the way the world produces and procures renewable energy.