ACC switches on rooftop solar array for Danone China

Grid-connection ceremony at Danone's Zhongshan factory in China. Source: Asia Clean Capital Ltd

October 16 (Renewables Now) - Asia Clean Capital Ltd (ACC) announced today the inauguration of a rooftop solar array on top of Danone China Food & Beverage’s factory in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province.

This is Danone’s (EPA:BN) first solar photovoltaic (PV) project in China, according to the news release. ACC did not disclose the exact size of the solar array.

In addition to covering 100% of the system costs, ACC has designed and built the facility, and will also take responsibility for the long-term system maintenance. The generated power will be sold to Danone at competitive rates, the statement says.

“In the past, we used green energy indirectly. Now, we generate and use green energy directly. This is an important step for us to reduce carbon emissions, and we have already identified the next factory where we will install solar panels,” commented Erwin Van Grootel, Operations Vice President of Danone China.

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