A 8.7MW solar farm in the Prachin Buri Province of Thailand has been completed using DuPont Apollo thin film modules. Built in collaboration with L Solar 1 Company and Loxley Plc, said to be one of Thailand’s largest IT conglomerates, the solar farm will be grid-connected by the fourth quarter of 2011. the plant is expected to have an average production capacity of 12,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.
“We chose DuPont Apollo thin film PV modules for this project due to their high quality and reliability and the modules’ superior temperature coefficient which is especially suitable for Thailand’s hot climatic conditions with abundant sunshine,” said Piboon Piboontum, vice president of Loxley.
The L Solar 1 solar farm includes an education centre. L Solar 1 is a joint venture between Loxley Public Company Limited, MFC Energy Fund, Leonics Company Limited and Dr. Prasert Shusang, a private investor. L Solar 1 was established in 2009 with sole focus on VSPP projects, which allow up to 10MW of electric power to be produced and sold to the Thai grid.