Rayong, Thailand, May 2, 2023 – CoorsTek, a leading global manufacturer of technical ceramics, has signed a long-term agreement with TotalEnergies ENEOS for a 1.5 megawatt-peak (MWp) rooftop and carport solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand.
Image: The CoorsTek facility in Rayong, Thailand, where a new rooftop and carport
solar photovoltaic (PV) system will be installed by TotalEnergies ENEOS.
Expected to generate approximately 2,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually, the system will realize significant cost savings for CoorsTek and reduce the company’s carbon footprint by about 840 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
“We’re excited to partner with TotalEnergies ENEOS to build an onsite solar system that will offset a sizeable portion of our facility’s electric consumption with clean, renewable energy,” said CoorsTek Chief Operating Officer Andy Filson. “It’s truly a win/win situation that aligns with our sustainability mindset and practices. This arrangement allows us to make a positive impact on the environment as well as reduce our electricity costs.”
CoorsTek broke ground on its Rayong, Thailand manufacturing facility in January of 2021 and began operations in January of 2022. The facility provides a critical production hub for the continued supply of CoorsTek high-quality engineered ceramics in southeast Asia.
Under the agreement, TotalEnergies ENEOS will finance, install, and operate the solar system. CoorsTek will purchase the solar electricity generated for the duration of the contract.
Elodie Renaud, Director of TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables Distributed Generation Asia said, “We are extremely proud to be the chosen energy partner by CoorsTek to support their energy needs and meeting their environmental commitment at the same time. TotalEnergies ENEOS provides its customers peace of mind from a technical, financial and commercial perspective with our customised solutions. We are dedicated to being a long-term energy partner for CoorsTek and look forward to more collaboration in the future.”
About TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables Distributed Generation Asia Pte. Ltd.
The company is a 50/50 joint venture between TotalEnergies and ENEOS to develop onsite B2B solar distributed generation across Asia. It is headquartered in Singapore with a plan to develop 2 GW of decentralized solar capacity over the next five years. https://solar.totalenergies.asia
TotalEnergies and renewables electricity
As part of its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in electricity and renewables. At the end of 2022, TotalEnergies’ gross renewable electricity generation installed capacity was 17 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources and storage by 2025, and then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world’s top 5 producers of electricity from wind and solar energy. https://renewables.totalenergies.com/en
ENEOS Corporation and renewables electricity
ENEOS operates over 20 solar power plants in Japan and are also participating in renewable energy projects in the United States, Australia, and Vietnam. Furthermore, ENEOS is actively engaged in power generation projects using biomass, hydroelectric power, wind power, etc. This joint venture is ENEOS’ first overseas renewable energy project using distributed power sources.
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