Bangkok, Thailand [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Conergy Singapore, Yanhee Solar and Annex Power have formed a consortium to construct Thailand’s largest private solar power plant. The 3-megawatt (MW) park is situated in Ayutthaya, 70 kilometers north of Bangkok. The plant is expected to produce 4,471 megawatt hours of clean energy annually, while also saving at least 1,971 tons of carbon emissions per year.
The plant will be built in two phases. The first megawatt will be installed in Phase 1 which is scheduled for completion in Q2 of 2010. Phase 2 will cover the next 2 MW which is expected to be completed in Q4 2010. Power generated from the plant will be fed to the electricity grid of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand. Once completed, this solar plant will be the first private commercial megawatt project in Thailand and the largest privately-held solar plant in Southeast Asia.
Under the consortium agreement, Conergy will be responsible for the design, engineering, and components supply of the project while construction and operational management will be carried out by Conergy’s exclusive partner for Indochina, Annex Power. Yanhee Solar is overseeing the project development and financing.
“Yanhee solar park is a milestone for solar in Southeast Asia” said Marc Lohoff, Conergy’s managing director for Asia Pacific and the Middle East states. “This 3 MW installation is a key milestone for the solar sector in Asia. We’re excited to work for Yanhee and look forward to supporting Thailand’s campaign to develop a strong infrastructure for renewable energy.”