Solar farm developer, SPCG and PV module manufacturer, Kyocera have completed and commissioned the last of 35 solar power plants in Thailand.
SPCG and Kyocera began constructing utility-scale solar power plants in 2010 to supply the north east of Thailand with low carbon energy.
Due to Thailand’s growing economy and the introduction of the solar feed-in tariff in 2007 the area had a high demand to reduce gas imports and increase renewable energy.
The final utility-scale solar power plant was commissioned June 2014, with an inauguration ceremony held.
The 35 utility-scale solar PV plants totals 257MW and are all connected to the grid in north east Thailand with power from the 35 projects supplied to the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand (PEA).
SPCG constructed the projects and Kyocera supplied modules – Kyocera has supplied over a million solar panels across the 35 projects, to generate an estimated 345 million kWh per year, powering 280,000 houses across the north east of Thailand a year.