Willowbrook proposes to build 250-MW solar park in Cambodia

(SeeNews) - Aug 22, 2014 - US renewable energy developer The Willowbrook Company has asked the Cambodian government for approval to build a 250-MW solar plant in the Asian country.

The project cost is estimated at about USD 400 million (EUR 301m), the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce said in a statement today as reported by the Xinhua News Agency. The country’s minister of commerce Sun Chanthol has already committed to support the project application once it is filed with the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to the statement.

The proposed Reah Solar park is expected to take up an area of 500 hectares (1,236 acres). If it gets the required government clearance, the project is seen to enter the construction phase next year and to become operational by the end of 2017.

The solar park will have the capacity to generate some 394 million kWh of electricity annually.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.753)

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