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Siam Solar Energy 1

Objective: Innovative solar photovoltaic technology helps to reduce Thailand's dependence on fossil fuels, improves energy access in rural regions, and contributes to boosting local economies. The Siam Solar Energy 1 Project in central Thailand bundles 10 solar farms with a total capacity of 104.7 MW and on average generates 150,000 MWh of clean, renewable energy delivered to the national grid system each year.

The Context

Thailand is one of the largest energy consumers in Southeast Asia and the second largest oil importer in the region, with fossil fuels currently accounting for around 80% of total energy demand. The government aims to tackle this dependence on fossil fuels and lead the way in the use of renewable energy in Southeast Asia.

The Project

Solar is poised to play a crucial role in Thailands future energy transition. The Siam Solar Energy 1 project bundles 10 plants of solar photovoltaic power plants across the Kanchanaburi and Suphanburi provinces in Thailand's agricultural centre. The solar PV systems are a cutting-edge, environmentally sound technology with a capacity of 10.5 MW per plant, to deliver the generated electricity to grid.

The Benefits

This bundled project reduces Thailand's reliance on imported energy and drives further economic growth in the country and in the region. Aside from meeting the energy demand for people in central Thailand, the project improves local infrastructure and provides employment opportunities to skilled and unskilled workers from communities within the project area in manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment.

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