Thai Solar Energy Co Ltd has partnered with Conergy for the supply of equipment for two solar parks in Thailand, and to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for these Thai solar parks, which have an aggregate capacity of 21 MW.
Conergy will develop the solar parks at two locations in Thailand, Suphan Buri Province and Kanchanaburi Province, Thai Solar Energy announced.
Solar parks will cover an area of approximately 500,000 square meters. Collectively, these parks will generate 29,500 MWh electricity per annum, enough to power 14,000 households. Both solar parks are expected to be commissioned by February 2013. Together, the parks will reduce CO2 emissions by 15,700 metric tonnes per year, a Conergy public relations officer said.
Conergy continues to dominate the solar EPC market in Southeast Asia. Conergy believes that the commissioning of these solar parks will strengthen Thailand’s position as a leading solar energy nation in Southeast Asia. These solar parks represent the fifth and sixth solar park Conergy has undertaken in Thailand. Thai Solar Energy Co. Ltd currently operates one solar park in Kanchanaburi Province.
“The Thai government wants to meet one quarter of the country’s energy requirements using renewable energy sources by the year 2022. This is providing a baseline of support to the development of a solar energy market in Thailand,” stated Alexander Lenz, President Asia & Middle East for Conergy.
“The country currently still imports around half of the national energy needs at high costs. Each new solar installation contributes to the gradual reduction of both dependence on energy imports and their costs for the government.”
Thailand benefits from strong year-round solar radiation and immense government support, which makes it a viable location for solar power development. Recently, South Asia’s largest solar PV plant was commissioned in Thailand. The power plant has a generation capacity of 44 MW and has been commissioned by Solartron Public Co. Ltd. for Bangchak Public Petroleum Co. Ltd.
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Mridul Chadha currently works as Head-News & Data at Climate Connect Limited, a market research and analytics firm in the renewable energy and carbon markets domain. He earned his Master’s in Technology degree from The Energy & Resources Institute in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Mridul has a keen interest in renewable energy sector in India and emerging carbon markets like China and Australia.