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CEMEX to supply clean energy to cement operations

San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- CEMEX on Tuesday announced the launch of a 1.5-megawatt solar power plant to supply renewable energy to its cement plant in San Pedro de Macorís (east).

CEMEX said the initiative is part of its commitment to sustainability, to contribute to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate the impact on climate change.

“The contribution represents 1.5 megawatts that will allow us to produce 2.2 million kilowatt-hours per year, which equals the energy consumed by 2,000 homes”, said CEMEX cement plant operations director Jesus García Cárdenas.

He said the unit has 5,040 high technology panels with inverters that work powered by captured sunlight converted into energy, leading to a significant reduction in fossil fuels consumption “CEMEX, in adherence to its carbon emissions reduction strategy, continues looking for new opportunities to increase generation and the use of renewable energy, aimed at contributing to environmental conservation.”

It’s the first solar farm owned by CEMEX in the Caribbean area.

The company’s future goal is to continue innovations with other sustainable solutions like wind and ocean energy, to expand its contribution to the environment.

By adopting renewable energy production in its operations, Garcia said, CEMEX reinforces its commitment to sustainability and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as evidence by winning the National Clean Production Award in 2012 and 2013, for its appropriate environmental criteria in its operations.

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Clean energy production through renewable sources helps to develop a sustainable planet. Solar power plants offer great advantages, since it comes from an inexhaustible source of energy: the Sun.

Source: DT

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