What is Clean Energy?
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
What is the role of natural gas
with clean energy?
While it sounds nice, natural gas is a fossil fuel and contributes to global warming. It can be used in gas engines as a fast acting source of electricity to balance the grid when solar or wind is not available. In the future green hydrogen may be able to replace natural gas.
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. Large scale hydropower has impacts on the natural ecosystem and fisheries that supports livelihoods across the Mekong river system.
Explore these renewable energy projects
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.
Coming Soon: The Blue Circle 80MW wind project on Bokor Mountain, Kampot
10 years ago energy was so boring...
...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.
Less than 20% of households had access to the electricity grid. Now more than 90% of households have access to the grid.