Thai company S. Kijchai has announced that it has signed a binding, long-term agreement with Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) to provide a solar-powered rooftop in Rayong, Thailand.
The goal is to drive down power costs by more than 25%, allowing the customer to save more than 16m USD across the lifetime of the system, as well as reduce their carbon footprint in a sustainable way.
The project is one of the biggest single-rooftops, solar projects in South-East Asia. The PV system will combine more than 17,500 solar panels, covering an area of more than 38,000 sqm. The total capacity of the solar project is 7 megawatts (MW), which is expected to generate 9.6 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean energy annually. 6,600 tons of CO2 should be saved annually, which is equivalent to planting 550,000 new trees per year.
"Total Solar DG is committed to helping customers drive down both power costs and carbon footprint. We are very pleased to be selected as a partner of S. Kijchai's commitment to sustainability. Total has a unique ability to support those customers with particularly large rooftops and asset portfolios. Total is committed to helping Thailand reduce power costs, pollution and climate change impacts for the country," said Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar DG SEA.
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