November 1 (Renewables Now) - Total Solar Distributed Generation (Total Solar DG) said today it has struck a deal to build a 7-MW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array for Thai producer of wood-based panels S Kijchai.
Under the binging, long-term agreement, Total solar DG will install more than 17,500 PV panels atop roofspace owned by S Kijchai in Rayong city. With an area of 38,000 sq m (409,000 sq ft), the power plant will be able to produce about 9.6 GWh of electricity per year, saving 6,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The installation will help S Kijchai cut its power costs by over 25% and thus save more than USD 16 million (EUR 14.4m) during the lifespan of the facility. Its operation will also enable the Thai manufacturer to cut its carbon footprint, Total Solar DG noted.
According to the statement, this will be once of the largest single-rooftop solar power plants in South-East Asia, once completed.
Last month, Total Solar DG completed the installation of a rooftop PV array for Indonesian petrochemical company Chandra Asri Petrochemical (IDX:TPIA).
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.897)