Gamuda Land puts into use solar power system at Celadon City
The Saigon Times
|The solar power system set up at the Celadon Sports & Resort Club in the Celadon City urban area in HCMC’s Tan Phu District – PHOTO: COURTESY OF GAMUDA LAND|
HCMC – Malaysia’s real estate developer Gamuda Land on April 28 officially put into operation the solar power system at the Celadon Sports & Resort Club (CSRC) in the Celadon City urban area in HCMC’s Tan Phu District, marking the first step for a bold plan to apply this sustainable energy solution to the whole of Celadon City.
With its motto of constantly promoting innovation to offer the best quality of life to the community, Gamuda Land recently cooperated with Indefol Solar to install and put into operation the eco-friendly solar power system at the CSRC sports complex with a scale of 1,677 solar panels, accounting for 4,800 square meters of surface area.
The system’s average electricity output is 2,800 kWh per day, equivalent to 84,000 kWh per month in the peak summer months. With typical warm weather all year round in HCMC, this output will not rise much in the remaining months.
The amount of power generated is not only enough to operate the entire CSRC with a total area of over five hectares including seven functional subdivisions and the Gamuda Land office in HCMC, but also to supply the national grid.
The Celadon Sports & Resort Club is reportedly the largest sports complex in the west of HCMC and will be the first large-scale sports complex here to operate entirely on solar energy. Located on the main road of the Celadon City urban area, the complex is equipped with diverse and modern facilities to serve the members’ physical training and sports needs such as gym, yoga, swimming, tennis, soccer and basketball. In particular, the tennis court, badminton stadium and swimming pool of the CSRC all meet the Olympic competition standards.
Addressing the activation ceremony, Angus Liew, general director of Gamuda Land in HCMC, said, “Gamuda Land is extremely proud to present the first sports complex in HCMC fully operated by solar power.[…]. In the coming time, we will invest more resources to apply this sustainable energy solution to the housing areas in Celadon City, toward making this place a truly autonomous urban township.”
Ajay Kathur, board member of Indefol Solar, shared, “As one of the largest solar power solution providers in the Asia-Pacific region, Indefol is very glad to collaborate with Gamuda Land in this pioneering project. In the future, we expect to have the opportunity to work with other real estate developers to create more and more sustainable energy townships in Vietnam.”