Thailand-based energy company SPCG Public Co. Ltd. and Kyocera Corp. have completed a program of 35 solar farms totaling approximately 257 MW in northeastern Thailand.
In order to diversify its energy portfolio, Thailand adopted a feed-in tariff system for renewable energy sources in 2007. In response to the resulting strong demand for renewable energy, SPCG commenced the solar farm project in 2009.
The 35th solar farm was completed and connected to the utility grid in June. Kyocera has supplied approximately 1.1 million solar panels for all the sites. The project has an annual power output of approximately 345 GWh of electricity. The power generated from the solar farms will be supplied to the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand.