Solar power in Cambodia is now less than half the cost of coal
Why is clean energy so important?
Cambodia's new solar farm is priced at 3.877cents/kWh which is less than half the cost of coal and much cheaper than the cheapest hydro project!
Renewable energy releases no direct emissions while coal and fossil fuels release air pollution and carbon emissions
Investment in renewable energy in South East Asia doubles job creation in the energy sector.
Solar capacity can be installed within months where as coal and hydro projects take 3-7 years to build
Solar and wind electricity have no carbon emissions - they do not directly contribute to climate change. While coal and other fossil fuels are the largest contributors to emissions in ASEAN
Renewable energy can be installed locally reducing the reliance on our neighbours
Why is natural gas not clean energy?
While it sounds nice, natural gas is a fossil fuel and contributes to global warming. It is also expensive compared to renewables and needs to be imported
Greenhouse gas emissions by energy type
Is large hydropower clean energy?
There are around 60 million people who rely on the Mekong River and its tributaries for their livelihood. Hydropower dams have caused a lot of these families to relocate due to the dwindling marine life, which once fed and provided income for these families.
What do these Renewable Energy Projects look like?
Explore some of the amazing examples of clean energy in Cambodia today
Comin Khmere installed this 10MW floating and rooftop solar system at Chip Mong Insee Cement in Kampot
Okra Solar uses smart-grids to provide affordable energy to those living without access to the grid.
...but with new low cost technologies, energy just got a whole lot more interesting ...and cleaner!
Cambodia's Electricity Trends
Cambodia has made incredible progress in recent years. 15 years ago, Cambodia's electricity mostly came from diesel and heavy fuel oil (HFO). Now, most of the energy comes from coal and hydro. Ten years ago, Cambodia imported about 60% of its energy needs. In 2019, importing electricity has reduced to 20% due to increasing local supply. Back in 2004 less than 15% of people had access to electricity and now 97.6% of households have access to at least one source of electricity.