Cemex built a solar power plant for their operations.

Santo Domingo

Cemex began operating a unit of solar power generation capacity of 1.5 megawatts, in order to provide with renewable energy its cement plant located in San Pedro de Macoris.

By providing the information, the company reported that the initiative comes from their commitment to sustainability for contribute to reducing the carbon footprint and mitigate the impact of climate change.

“The contribution represents 1.5 megawatts that will allow us to produce 2.2 million kilowatt hours per year, equivalent to the consumption of energy of two thousand homes,” said Jesus Garcia Cardenas, director of Operations at the Cemex cement plant.

The generating unit has 5,040 panels with high-tech investors running sunlight, which captured and converted into energy, representing a significant reduction in consumption of fossil fuels, Garcia said.

“Cemex, attached to its strategy to reduce carbon emissions, continues to seek new opportunities to increase the generation and use of renewable energy, with the aim of contributing to the preservation of the environment,” he stressed.

This is the first solar park has Cemex in the Caribbean. The company’s future goal to continue to innovate with other sustainable solutions such as wind and ocean energy, to expand its contribution to the environment.

Garcia said that by adopting the production of renewable energy for its operations, Cemex, winner of the National Award for Cleaner Production in 2012 and 2013 by appropriate environmental criteria used in their operations, reinforces its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability.

More Clean Energy:
The production of clean energy from renewable sources contributes to develop a sustainable planet. The solar generation plants offer great advantages, as they come from an inexhaustible source of energy, which is the sun.

Source: http://www.listindiario.com/economia-and-negocios/2014/10/14/341475/Cemex-construye-planta-solar-para-sus-operaciones