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Sunny Bangchak 44 MW Solar Plant in Thailand Achieves Grid Connection

Suntech Power, a global producer of solar products for industrial, commercial, utility and domestic applications, has announced that the 'Sunny Bangchak' project, a 44 MW solar plant was connected to the grid on September 4, 2012.

The project is touted to be the largest silicon photovoltaic power plant in South East Asia and is owned by Bangchak Public Petroleum. It is located 40 km outside Bangkok, Thailand in Bang Pa-In.

Suntech's high performance solar panels were used in the project. Solartron Public, a provider of turnkey services including engineering, design, installation, monitoring and maintenance services, has constructed the solar plant.

By 2022, Thailand aims to meet 20% of the country’s total energy consumption through renewable energy sources. Bangchak Petroleum estimates that the new solar plant will help mitigate 32,000 t of CO2 emissions and avoid the necessity of importing approximately 40,000 t of coal. These emissions will be equivalent to removing 9,000 cars or planting 3,000,000 trees.

The public can visit the Sunny Bangchak photovoltaic power plant. The plant has an on-site exhibition center that allows visitors to gain knowledge about the company’s commitment to sustainability and about solar technology.

The Senior Executive VP of Bangchak Petroleum Public, Bundit Sapianchai, stated that the solar project was a part of the company’s initiative towards encouraging sustainable business and a green environment in the country.

The Founder and Executive Chairman of Suntech, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, commented that the Sunny Bangchak solar plant demonstrates Bangchak’s and Suntech’s commitment towards the country’s sustainability in energy.

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