30 December 2020

Canopy Power turns Southeast Asia greener in 2020

Source: Canopy Power. An aerial view of solar panels on the roof of a beachfront pavilion at Batu Batu resort, part of a project by Canopy Power.
Source: Canopy Power. Solar panels installed on the roof of a beachfront pavilion at Batu Batu resort, part of a project by Canopy Power.

Canopy Power has reported a number of achievements in the Asia Pacific region despite the economic slowdown in 2020.

A renewable energy microgrid for off-grid sustainable island resort Batu Batu was completed in Q320. Located on an island 16 km off the town of Mersing on the East coast of Malaysia, the 22-villa resort is now able to reduce carbon emissions and diesel dependency with the microgrid producing around 216 MWh of renewable electricity annually.

As the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner, Canopy Power is developing with Total Solar Distributed Generation a solar and battery energy storage microgrid on the island of Koh Rong Sanloem in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. 

The microgrid is designed to deliver electricity to the island – home to over 60 hotels, resorts and guest houses currently relying on diesel for electricity – with a renewable energy contribution of over 50%. Estimated to reduce islandwide diesel consumption by over 600,000 litres per year, the project will be one of Southeast Asia’s largest off-grid renewable energy microgrids. Work is ongoing, with completion expected to be in Q221.

Canopy Power has also developed a pipeline of non-hospitality projects this year. This includes food and beverage (F&B) customers in Cambodia and Indonesia, schools in Cambodia, a mine in Indonesia and commercial properties in the Philippines.

“In general, 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. However, we are experiencing surge in awareness within individuals and corporations towards sustainability. This is a good sign for the next year and the years to come. Canopy Power is well set to help our customers and partners to make an impact in coming months. In 2021, our focus will be on expanding our geographical reach and providing novel technical and financial solutions to increase the uptake of renewable energy microgrids in Southeast Asia,” said Sujay Malve, founder and CEO of Canopy Power.