Sonnedix Group announces that it has reached over 100 megawatts of operating PV capacity with the completion of a 9.5MW solar plant in the Mae Chan district in Chiang Rai northern Thailand.

The solar power plant is the largest built to date in northern Thailand, and was constructed by Assyce Fotovoltaica and Ch. Karnchang Group using 41,000 REC solar modules and 16 ABB inverters.

Long term bank debt was provided by Krung Thai Bank on a non recourse project finance basis.

sonnedixchiangrai

“We intend to pursue our growth in Thailand and Asia as one of its leading independent solar power producers. As Solar PV Power in Thailand keeps growing, considering the local community requirements is a key element to a successful integration”, said Sonnedix Chairman, Mr. Franck Constant.

“Regardless of our growth, we cannot forget our environment, and giving back to the community is an important and necessary pledge to our long-term relationship”.

Sonnedix is committed to its global Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative which invests in education, quality of life and good neighbor programs tailored to each plant it develops. In Thailand, Sonnedix Solar is currently donating and installing PV solar systems at local schools.

The Chiang Rai Solar Plant can supply enough electricity to meet the annual needs of about 7,200 average Thai homes. It is expected to generate more than 14,400 megawatt hours of clean electricity per year, offsetting carbon dioxide emissions of more than 10,000 tons a year. A Buddhist inauguration ceremony took place at the power plant last week.

About the author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get notified of our weekly selection of news

You May Also Like

Thailand’s liveability ranking sinks amidst Covid-19 restrictions and environmental concerns

Thai cities have fallen out of the global top 100 most liveable locations for expatriate workers from East Asia, with Bangkok and Chiang Mai placed at 115th and 118th in the latest Location Ratings survey respectively

Proposed Amendments to Thailand’s Public Limited Companies Act

The proposed amendments aim to improve the efficiency of and bring consistency to Thailand’s corporate system and procedures that were impacted by the pandemic, as borders were closed and logistics disrupted, leading to the loss in competitiveness for local businesses.

The Philippines Amends its Foreign Investment Act

The amendments aim to promote and attract foreign investments by allowing, for the first time, international investors to set up and fully own domestic enterprises (including micro and small enterprises in the Philippines.