Powering a sustainable energy future for Southeast Asia
This renewable energy project in central Thailand bundles 10 solar farms for a total installed capacity of 104.7 MW, delivering on average 150,000 MWh of clean electricity to the national grid system each year. Innovative solar photovoltaic (PV) technology reduces Thailand's dependence on fossil fuels, improves energy access in rural regions, and boosts local economies.
Thailand is one of the largest energy consumers in Southeast Asia and the region's second largest oil importer, with fossil fuels currently meeting around 80% of total energy demand. The Thai Government is looking to tackle national dependence on fossil fuels and help pioneer Southeast Asia's renewable energy sector.
Siam Solar is poised to play a crucial role in Thailand's clean energy transition. The project bundles 10 solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants across Kanchanaburi and Suphanburi Provinces in central Thailand. The solar PV systems are a cutting-edge, environmentally-sound technology with a capacity of approximately 10 MW per plant, and deliver generated electricity to the grid.
This bundled project reduces Thailand's reliance on imported energy and drives both national and regional economic growth. Aside from meeting the energy demands of regional Thai communities, the project improves local infrastructure and provides employment opportunities for local skilled and unskilled workers in manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment.
Hear from our expert...
Ladaporn Khunikakorn, South Pole's Regional Director for Southeast Asia explains the significance of Siam Solar for the Thailand's pathway to an inclusive low-carbon economy.