System supplier Conergy provided 324 modules to the Yaowawit School and Lodge, a home for orphans and disadvantaged children in Kapong in Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand.
The solar project will generate 227,400 watt hours of electricity per day. It was brought to fruition after receiving donations from Conergy, the German Embassy in Thailand, which supplied €15,000 (US$19,209) and freight carrier Logwin Air + Ocean Thailand.
In addition to supplying modules, Conergy planned the development of the solar plant for free and provided the essential solar components. “We were very happy when we heard about the opportunity to install a solar panel field in Yaowawit, since it will not only give our students the opportunity to learn about how solar energy functions, but it will reduce our energy costs for the next 25 years. The Yaowawit School is very grateful for this generous donation. We are proud to be the first school in the Phang Nga province, maybe even in all of Thailand, to have its own solar panel field. We will do our best to make it a learning centre for both our students and those in the neighbouring communities and serve as a role model for others,” said the head of the school Kunchana Mailaeaid.