Conergy and Blue Solar Co., Ltd announce the completion of a new 5MW solar power plant in Samut Sakhon, Thailand.
This new project is one of the two solar-farm projects that Blue Solar recently won under the Agricultural Cooperatives and Governmental Agency Program initiated by the Energy Regulatory Commission. Under the program, the solar farms will be built on land provided by the government and agricultural cooperatives with an installed capacity of 5MW or less.
"Blue Solar's outlook for solar PV continues to be positive. Driven by the Agricultural Cooperatives and Governmental Agency Program, we believe that the solar power market in Thailand will continue to grow at a reasonable rate," said Visait Hansaward, Managing Director of Blue Solar Co., Ltd. "With a dedicated partner like Conergy, we have been able to utilize their expertise and experience in Thailand and the region to develop an efficient and cost effective solar project. We are excited about this opportunity and appreciate Conergy's support for the successful deployment of this project."
Conergy was responsible for the overall planning, engineering, design as well as the component supply for the power plant and collaborated with local partners for the on-ground construction.
"Thailand continues to provide great opportunities for Conergy and achieving COD for the Blue Solar project in December underlines our ability to harvest these opportunities. This project highlights our particular strengths in Thailand and APAC in general to provide solutions and services to address the solar requirements of energy investors in a challenging environment. An ambitious procurement & construction timeline of less than three months and difficult weather conditions were exceptionally well managed and the COD requirement of the client was met as initially planned. We have been fortunate to have a committed partner in Blue Solar and a strong Conergy Thailand team that acted as true partners in delivering this high quality project," said Hendrik R. Bohne, Conergy's APAC Head of EPC.
"With this additional solar capacity now connected to the grid, we hope that the Blue Solar project will help propel the Thai government's Agricultural Cooperatives program. Conergy has been active in Thailand for almost a decade, delivering optimized and cost-effective commercial solar solutions that respond to the local market's requirements. We look forward to serving our Thai customers' needs well into the future as demand for clean energy continues to grow," added Conergy's President for APAC, Alexander Lenz.
The 5MW plant is located on a 90,865 square meter property and is equipped with 15,860 (315W) modules, Sigma II mounting systems and 8 central inverters. This ground-mounted installation project in the Samut Sakhon district is currently generating 7,442MWh of clean electricity per year and saves approximately 4,600 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.