Blueleaf Energy reaches energisation of rooftop solar plant for Bosch in Penang, Malaysia
5 January 2021
• Blueleaf Energy has commenced supply of power from a rooftop solar system under its first corporate power purchase agreement (PPA)
• The solar plant supplies power to Robert Bosch (M) Sdn Bhd (Bosch) at its automotive electronics plant in Penang, Malaysia
• Blueleaf Energy is a leading pan-Asian renewable energy development platform, owned by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG)*
Blueleaf Energy has completed the construction and reached energisation of its first corporate PPA rooftop solar power plant in Penang Malaysia, providing renewable energy to the automotive electronics plant of Robert Bosch (M) Sdn Bhd (Bosch).
The power generated by the 3MW plant is provided on a self-consumption basis with the opportunity for Bosch to sell excess generated energy back to the grid under Malaysia’s NEM (Net Energy Metering) scheme.
Fulfilling its commitment to clean renewable energy, Bosch dedicated a rooftop area of 24,500 m2 for installation of around 7,500 solar panels. Blueleaf Energy is contracted to supply power and will own and manage the photovoltaic asset. Greencells Energy Asia Pacific also participated in the project as the Engineering, Planning and Construction (EPC) contractor. Despite the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the project was still completed in a timely manner and to the highest safety and quality standards.
Sol Proops, Interim CEO of Blueleaf Energy, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Bosch in supporting its long-term commitment in reducing carbon footprint. Further to our recent entrance into the India solar market, Blueleaf is excited to contribute to Malaysia’s green energy transition and continue to play a role as we see growing corporate interest in renewable energy. We look forward to opportunities to partner with other environmentally focussed customers and contribute to their green ambitions.”
About Blueleaf Energy
Blueleaf Energy’s mission is to develop, deliver and operate safe, high quality, ethical onshore renewable energy projects, delivering a greener energy mix and lower power bills. We specialise in the development, finance, construction and operation of both commercial and industrial (C&I) and utility scale solar systems, across the Asia Pacific region.
Blueleaf Energy also actively acquires and develops onshore wind and battery storage projects. With over 20 years of history, we have developed, built and operated approximately 2 GW of solar capacity globally, including over 500 MW in the Asia Pacific region.
*Blueleaf Energy is a portfolio company owned by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), operating on a standalone basis.