Thai utility plans 100-MW rooftop solar project - report

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October 6 (Renewables Now) - Thailand-based WHA Utilities and Power Plc (BKK:WHAUP), or WHAUP, plans to equip its industrial zones and warehouses with rooftop solar power plants, the Bangkok Post said Friday, citing the firm’s CEO.

WHAUP aims to install 100 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the next few years, CEO Wisate Chungwatana told the newspaper. The equipment will be mounted on the roofs of WHAUP’s ready-to-build factories and warehouses.

WHAUP intends to build a pilot PV plant with a capacity of 900 kW before starting sales of solar power to its customers. Clients of the utility will be able to benefit from the rooftop solar scheme at a later point, while the business model is expected to be finalised and announced to the public by end-2017, Wisate said.

WHAUP is a unit of industrial estate developer and operator WHA Corporation Plc (BKK:WHA).

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